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3 Tips For Longer Life

Whoever can find a way to extend life without much effort will have the world at his feet and millions in the bank. Sadly, no instant cure for aging exists. We do have other ways, though, as certified by the centenarians of the world, with these traits being common among them.

1. A loving family. In this day and age, families are a lot farther apart, physically and emotionally. Most centenarians have close family ties! Surveys also show that people with a happy family live longer. Coincidence? I think not.

2. A purpose. These centenarians also share a common trait of being driven people, their life with a clear goal. It may be something as simple as caring for a garden, or writing a book. A purpose gives life more meaning, they say. It may be a good time to think about yours!

3. Healthy eating habits. Smoking and obesity are said to be taking ten years off the average American’s lifespan. These oldies tend to eat simply and healthily, or even eat whatever they want but not worry about it!

Personally, I wouldn’t want to stick around for more than a hundred years. What other tips do you have? Share them!

May 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Crazy Flight Attendants

The airline industry is taking a turn for the worst. It’s something we probably all know by now, with the increasing oil prices and the shutting down of many an airline company. It’s not just the company that’s feeling the heat, but also the people who work for it. They’re no longer guaranteed to have a job six months from now. Maybe that’s why the flight attendants are getting a little loopy these days.

There’s a recent story about a flight attendant who, angry with his work, started a fire in the plane’s bathroom. Nobody was hurt, and the man is likely to be sentenced for 20 years. He said that he was mad at his current route, and originally planned to light up the paper towels in passenger’s faces.

Another tale I know, from a long way back, is where a poor passenger almost died. The attendant was in a bad mood and had put certain over-the-counter drugs she had snuck aboard in a rather cranky passenger’s food. The passenger reacted very badly to the drugs and went into shock. It was quick thinking from the other attendants that saved his life.

Maybe the airlines should invest in a shrink for these guys. We can’t have employees as possible threats to the passengers now, can we?

May 16, 2008 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

3 Things To Do On A Cruise

I like being on cruises, even if it doesn’t have a specific destination. There are just so many things to do! Luxury cruise ships are becoming more and more like an actual resort than just a ship. So, what can you do on this floating paradise?

1. Get physical. Like a resort, you can play sports on a cruise. You can bowl, play tennis or badminton, engage in team sports like basketball and volleyball, and tee off in golf! Liners are even equipped with gyms with personal trainers, the larger ones even having a track and field on deck! Who says you have to gain weight on a vacation?

2. Eat well. Restaurants exist on luxury liners. From the upscale black-tie affairs to the family places where your kids can sit down and munch burgers, they have it all! Just balance this with the sports I mentioned.

3. Socialize! A lot of people are on the same ship as you. Why not talk to them? You can make a friend, find old classmates…or even meet the person you want to spend the rest of your live with.

There you have it! There are more things you can do on a cruise, but those are what I usually do. How about you? What do you do?

April 16, 2008 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

Cruise Romance

A perfect cruise trip: sailing along the seas, eating good food, taking in the sea air, watching birds fly overhead, sunbathing in the deck…and falling in love?

It’s becoming more common these days. Males and females, on the same luxury cruise, going for a fling. They sometimes even become serious lovers, with a much fewer number finally tying the knot. The two are together as long as the cruise lasts, getting to know each other, holding hands and kissing, perhaps even exchange cell phone numbers. Even the crew members get into it, flirting with passengers while doing their jobs.

Why am I talking about this? I recently got a text message from someone I had a short relationship with on a cruise in the Atlantic.

I won’t say her name, but she truly captivated me back then. I’m not ashamed to say that I was head over heels in love. On that boat, we did everything together, and I was sorry that it ended. We exchanged numbers before we got off, but I didn’t have the heart to call her.

I looked at the text message…and ignored it. A fling is a fling after all. That’s what I told myself. That’s what I’ll keep telling myself.

April 14, 2008 at 11:56 am Leave a comment


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