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February 2, 2016

60+Year-Old Redditors Give 20 Golden Pieces Of Advice – That Will Make Your Life Easier

February 2nd, 2016 | by Vandita
60+Year-Old Redditors Give 20 Golden Pieces Of Advice – That Will Make Your Life Easier

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On the popular Internet forum Reddit, when a 30-year-old user asked 60+year-old users, “What advice/tips would you give someone half your age?” it not only started a conversation that went viral, many insightful and thoughtful answers came out from the elder users for the younger users on topics as varied as attitude, love, health, finances and exercise.

Can the young learn from the wisdom of their elders? Is their advice still holds true for people half their age? While someone else’s advice or life experience should not be taken as gospel, the experiences shared seem almost timeless. Here’re 20 such priceless gems of life advice from people over 60

1. Remember that life is like a bank account: You don’t want to spend everything you have right away, but you don’t want to be a miser and save every penny. Yes, you’re only young once, but, with any luck, you’ll also be old at some point. Plan on a career, but don’t let it overcome the rest of your life. Take care of yourself, but don’t make it an obsession. Focus on your kids, but leave room in your life for yourself. Save enough money so that you’ll have enough for the future and for emergencies, but spend enough now to avoid looking back with regret.

2. Don’t chase with your hormones. Attractive people, because of their attractiveness, are seriously overrated. Choose the woman or man for your life by the quality of their character, the warmth of their heart, the kindness in their soul. Really, even if she or he is not the hottest, seek the company of others whose company you really enjoy. The person you marry may be the person who keeps you out of a nursing home. Bodies age and fade, but a deep and abiding love lasts a lifetime.

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3. When you meet someone for the first time, realize that you know nothing about them. You see race, gender, age, clothes. Forget it. You know nothing. Those biased assumptions that pop into your head because of the way your brain likes categories, are limiting your life, and others’ lives.

4. Always keep moving, even if just walking.

5. Listen more than talk. And “listening” doesn’t mean waiting for the other person to shut up so you can start talking again.

6. Stop taking life so seriously. Enjoy today. One day you will look back and wonder “I was so energetic why didn’t I enjoy it.” Ladies (I have two daughters) while relationships are nice to have, you do not NEED a man. Focus on yourself, your future and career first. Everyone, work hard for what you have. No one is entitled to handouts. And last, learn to manage money. Invest young. You will need it later.

7. The right job is the job you love some days and can tolerate most days and still pays the bills. Almost nobody has a job they love every day.

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8. Marriage is not 50:50. It is 100:100. Remember that when you wake up and when you go to bed. Every day.

9. Collect experiences. I don’t have many regrets, but I do wish I would have travelled more when I was younger. And this: When you have kids you will be time warping. Spend as much time with your children as you can. Turn off the TV, get away from the computer. You will never understand the impact you have on their lives. Make the most of it.

10. Don’t take anyone else’s advice as gospel. You can ask for advice from someone you respect, then take your situation into consideration and make your own decision. Essentially, take your own advice. But don’t take my advice.

11. If you get mad at your partner or anyone, just shut your mouth and cool off for 10 minutes. After you’ve cooled: Talk to them reasonably without any blame. Once you learn this skill you will rarely if ever get angry and never have outbursts.

12. The most important person in your life is the person who agreed to share their life with you. Treat them as such.

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13. Books. Read them. All the clichés apply (sunblock, flossing, travel). But don’t stop reading books, lots and lots and lots of books. Crappy ones, disturbing ones, difficult ones, fun ones. You can only live your one tiny life, but with books, you can live thousands more.

14. Stuff is just stuff. Don’t hold onto material objects; hold onto time and experiences instead.

15. A friend will come running if you call them at 2 am; everyone else is an acquaintance.

16. Pay your bills and stay the hell out of debt. If I could have paid myself all the money I’ve paid out in interest over the years, I’d be retired already.

17. Years go by in the blink of an eye. Don’t marry young. Live your life. Go places. Do things.If you have the means or not. Pack a bag and go wherever you can afford to go. While you have no dependents, don’t buy stuff. Any stuff. See the world. Look through travel magazines and pick a spot. GO!

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18. Nobody ever dies wishing they had worked more. Work hard, but don’t prioritize work over family, friends, or even yourself.

19. Eat and exercise like you’re a diabetic heart patient with a stroke— so you never actually become one.

20. We have one time on this earth. Don’t wake up and realize that you are 60 years old and haven’t done the things you dreamed about.


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DNA Got a Kid Kicked Out of School—And It’ll Happen Again

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A FEW WEEKS into sixth grade, Colman Chadam had to leave school because of his DNA.

The situation, odd as it may sound, played out like this. Colman has genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, and kids with the inherited lung disease can’t be near each other because they’re vulnerable to contagious infections. Two siblings with cystic fibrosis also attended Colman’s middle school in Palo Alto, California in 2012. So Colman was out, even though he didn’t actually have the disease, according to a lawsuit that his parents filed against the school district. The allegation? Genetic discrimination.

Yes, genetic discrimination. Get used to those two words together, because they’re likely to become a lot more common. With DNA tests now cheap and readily available, the number of people getting tests has gone way up—along with the potential for discrimination based on the results. When Colman’s school tried to transfer him based on his genetic status, the lawsuit alleges, the district violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and Colman’s First Amendment right to privacy. “This is the test case,” says the Chadam’s lawyer, Stephen Jaffe.

When Colman was born in 2000, DNA analysis of newborns was still rare. But he had a congenital heart problem that led to extra tests. That, in turn, led doctors to discover that he carried some genetic markers associated with cystic fibrosis. His markers are no guarantee of a disease though, and Colman never developed any cystic fibrosis. Still, his parents disclosed the information when filling out a medical form to enroll Colman in school.

That information made its way to teachers, who allegedly told the parents of the two other students with cystic fibrosis during a parent-teacher conference. Those parents allegedly demanded the Chadams remove their son from school. Eventually the the school district allowed Colman to return after missing a couple weeks.

The Chadams have since moved away from Palo Alto—but the wheels of the legal system are still turning. When the family first sued the school district in 2013, a district court dismissed the case. The Chadams appeal the dismissal to the federal Ninth Circuit court in January. The Departments of Justice and Education have also written a brief in support of the Chadam’s case, which suggests the federal government has taken an interest in the case and its outcome.

full article at Wired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A one-time party drug is helping people with deep depression

February 1 at 4:24 PM
It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda.

After a lifetime of profound depression, 25 years of therapy and cycling through 18 antidepressants and mood stabilizers, Hartman, then 46, had settled on a date and a plan to end it all. This clinical trial would be his last stab at salvation.

For 40 minutes, he sat in a hospital room as an IV drip delivered ketamine through his system. Several more hours passed before it occurred to him that all his thoughts of suicide had evaporated.

“My life will always be divided into the time before that first infusion and the time after,” Hartman says today. “That sense of suffering and pain draining away. I was bewildered by the absence of pain.”

Ketamine, popularly known as the psychedelic club drug Special K, has been around since the early 1960s. It is a staple anesthetic in emergency rooms, regularly used for children when they come in with broken bones and dislocated shoulders. It’s an important tool in burn centers and veterinary medicine, as well as a notorious date-rape drug, known for its power to quickly numb and render someone immobile.

Since 2006, dozens of studies have reported that it can also reverse the kind of severe depression that traditional antidepressants often don’t touch. The momentum behind the drug has now reached the American Psychiatric Association, which, according to members of a ketamine task force, seems headed toward a tacit endorsement of the drug for treatment-resistant depression.

Experts are calling it the most significant advance in mental health in more than half a century. They point to studies showing ketamine not only produces a rapid and robust antidepressant effect; it also puts a quick end to suicidal thinking.

Traditional antidepressants and mood stabilizers, by comparison, can take weeks or months to work. In 2010, a major study published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, reported that drugs in a leading class of antidepressants were no better than placebos for most depression.

A growing number of academic medical centers, including Yale University, the University of California at San Diego, the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, have begun offering ketamine treatments off-label for severe depression, as has Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.

full story at The Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wikileak’s Assange Could Be Set Free on Friday by UN Decision

According to Wikileaks Twitter account, UN plans to announce whether it will order the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on February 5.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Nations plans to announce whether it will order the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on February 5, Wikileaks said on its Twitter account Tuesday.

“UN set to announce whether it will order WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s release on Friday,” the tweet reads.

source Sputnik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storm Henry: force of wind causes waterfall to flow upwards

Strong winds which brought havoc to the UK on Monday even upset the course of nature – by blowing waterfalls backwards.

Dramatic footage shows a waterfall being turned upside down by the powerful winds on the west coast of the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Full story: http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/201…

Zika-linked condition: WHO declares global emergency

Three-month-old Alice Vitoria Gomes Bezerra, who has microcephaly, held by her father Joao Batista Bezerra in Recife, Brazil. 27 Jan 2016

A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the World Health Organization.

Experts are worried that the virus is spreading far and fast, with devastating consequences.

The infection has been linked to cases of microcephaly, in which babies are born with underdeveloped brains.

The WHO alert puts Zika in the same category of concern as Ebola.

It means research and aid will be fast-tracked to tackle the infection.

There have been around 4,000 reported cases of microcephaly in Brazil alone since October.

FULL STORY AT BBC NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Francis to Make Acting Debut in ‘Beyond the Sun’

Pope Francis to Appear in Movie

Pope Francis will play himself in the new religious movie “Beyond the Sun,” marking his acting debut and the first time that a pope has appeared in a feature film.

“Beyond the Sun” — from Ambi Pictures — is a family adventure based on the Gospels. Pope Francis asked the filmmakers to make a movie that communicated Jesus’ message to children.

AMBI co-founders Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi will finance and produce the film. Graciela Rodriguez wrote the screenplay and will co-produce with Gabriel Leybu. Monsignor Eduardo Garcia will be Pope Francis’ advisor.

All profits from the film will be donated to Argentinean charities El Alemendro and Los Hogares de Cristo, which aid at-risk children and young adults.

full article at Variety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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