Thursday, August 16, 2007

Aging, longevity genes and red wine


Will research into "longevity genes" help us live longer and healthier lives?

This was a great segment on the Nova show. You've might have heard that red wine and cutting your food intake is good for you but after watching this, you might learn the science behind it.

I'm now trying to drink a glass or two of red wine everyday. Can be pricey. So I recommend finding some good and cheap red wines.

Any recommendations?

Check it out: NOVA | scienceNOW | Aging | PBS

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Why Your Free Time is Boring -

Very interesting article that might change your perception of work and play.

I certainly enjoy my job but you have to find and sometimes even create that happy place. 

Why Your Free Time is Boring -

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Things I wish I’d known when I was younger -

Although it's good as a refresher too:

  • Most of it doesn’t matter.
  • The greatest source of misery and hatred in this world is clinging to past hurts.
  • Waiting to do something until you can be sure of doing it exactly right means waiting for ever.
  • Following the latest fashion, in work or in life, is spiritual and intellectual suicide.
  • If people complain that you’re too fond of going your own way and aren’t fitting in, you must be on the right track.
  • If you make your work your life, you’re making your life into hard work.
  • The quickest and simplest way to wreck any relationship is to listen to gossip.
  • Trying to please other people is largely a futile activity.
  • Every winner is destined to be a loser in due course.
  • You can rarely, if ever, please, placate, change, or mollify an asshole.
  • Everything takes twice as long as you plan for and produces results about half as good as you hoped.
  • People are oddly consistent.
  • However hard you try, you can’t avoid being yourself.
  • When it comes to blatant lies, there are none more egregious than budget figures.
  • The loudest noise in the world is the sound of people whining.

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    Neatorama » Origin of Familiar Phrases

    Interesting how some of these phrases came about like this one:


    Meaning: A risky, precarious situation
    Origin: “Dates back to the days of stagecoaches, whose drivers were often intensely competitive, seeking to charge past one another, on narrow roads, at grave danger to life and limb. If the vehicle’s wheels became entangled, both would be wrecked; if they were lucky, the wheels would only touch and the coaches could still go.” (From Loose Cannons and Red Herrings, by Robert Claiborne)

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