If you want to age slower, you can. Although we all age differently, much of how fast you age is up to you. As hard as it is to believe, aging is not only about your genes.
Do you know people who are near your age, but look a lot younger than you do? I’m sure you know many of them who look much older too. I know 40ish-year-old men who look and move like a worn-out Bernie Sanders. I also know active and healthy people in their 80’s who look 20 years (or more) younger than their chronological ages.
Soiled Covid masks hung from the tree like Christmas ornaments. I didn’t think trying to climb it was my best option. Yet, I wasn’t sure what to do when a Pitt Bull approached me.
Strays used to be a big problem in my neighborhood. In 2019, the city’s Animal Services personnel went door-to-door asking to see papers if you have a dog. They wanted to verify the pets were spayed or neutered. One of my neighbors squawked so viciously that I thought she was talking to her husband. …
Heaven’s angels intrigue me. Interacting with the supernatural excites me. I don’t always understand them. But I’m sure we have more supernatural experiences than we recognize. They’re often our most awesome experiences.
Recently I had one.
On an unseasonably cool summer morning, I decided to finish painting the back of the house. It was one of those bright days without a cloud in the sky. Plus, only a small area still needed a fresh coat of paint.
Standing on a ladder, I could see across fences and into yards. An ambulance and a fire truck were at a neighbor’s house…
Some people still believe beauty is an asset only for the young. Ha! They may as well give it up. The day is over for that attitude. Eyes have opened to see beauty in all shapes, sizes, colors, and, yes, at every age.
However, it remains popular for young people to dictate what mature adults should wear to look their best.
I heard a 20-something-year-old male “influencer” say women over 40 should never wear red lipstick. He said he finds it unflattering. Do you care what strangers think about your lipstick?
I don’t think blue lipstick flatters anyone at any…
You can speed up your aging process without realizing it.
Many people take the “It is what it is” approach to aging. It’s a personal choice. But there are better ones if you don’t want to age too fast.
You have some control over how you age. After all, genes aren’t the whole story. Your lifestyle plays an important role too. According to science, obesity and lack of exercise can fuel rapid aging. That might not surprise you. But other less obvious factors can also chip in.
Several years ago, I went shopping with a friend. (I’ll call her Alex)…
Do you sometimes wish you knew then what you know now? It’s rewarding if you implement those aha, lightbulb moments. I’m guilty of gathering information and doing nothing with it. Had I embraced some of my epiphanies earlier in life, it wouldn’t have taken so long for me to discover love, happiness, and thriving relationships.
After all, getting rejected moves wrong people out of the way. The sooner you do that, the better. It makes room for one who’s right for you.
If you want love and respect, make loving and respecting others dominant in your heart. …
Writers want to grab readers’ attention. They also want to maintain what they work so hard to gain. While headlines, opening sentences, and images get your articles noticed, the content is where you engage your readers.
Keeping them interested is a lot like relationships. You must continuously provide something the other person desires.
You engage readers longer when you feed them what they’re hungry for, not what you want them to eat.
Have you ever had an out-of-body experience or wished you could have one? While on a dinner date, I thought the guy was about to tell me how…
Your partner may contribute to increasing your longevity more than blood relatives do.
In some ways, you don’t have to do anything to add years to your life. Can you imagine in your wildest dream or scariest nightmare how older men having relationships with young women benefit you? Scientists have theories about it.
If someone wanted to know the best way to estimate life expectancy, what would you say? “Genes”? That’s how most people would answer. After all, we learned it in school. Recent data analyses of hundreds of millions of people create a wrinkle in that teaching, though. …
After watching Sinem Gunel interview Coach Tony Stubblebine and following their suggestions, my stats shot out of the crowded Medium writers’ basement. The next story I wrote earned more money than any story I’ve written here thus far.
Was it a fluke? I sure hope not. The interview revealed oversights common to writers. It also gave me a new and motivating perspective about Medium.
Coach Tony is the founder of the popular Medium publications: Better Humans, Better Marketing, and Better Programming. He helps writers level up. He worked with Ev and Jack when Twitter was launched. Ahem, that’s Ev Williams…
When I was a little girl, I learned, “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.” Many people missed that lesson.
I know that Dr Mehmet Yildiz doesn’t need me to bat for him. He eloquently proved that with a recent grand slam when a “fascinated reader” put on her hitting gloves. I refuse to sit back quietly while someone tries to drag his name through the mud.
Although I don’t know Dr Mehmet Yildiz, I know enough about him to appreciate him.
In today’s culture, that’s an exceptionally rare quality.
You are a class…