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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:09 AM
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I usually just glance through the AARP newsletter before throwing it on the recycling pile. The articles I tend to hate the most are the ones that begin "10 Tips for Improving (Something)." I hate them because usually eight of the 10 tips describe my failings, one way or another, and I wind up completely depressed.

But the latest issue from AARP has an article called "10 Tips for Better Health." I looked at it quickly, expecting to be scolded, and found to my surprise that Tip #1 is to throw a party. Well heck, we're doing that this coming Saturday night, expecting at least 50 people. We throw parties all the time. Maybe there's hope for us.

Here's the list:

1. Throw a party. (social ties are critical, they say)
2. Adopt a pet. (good to relieve stress)
3. Eat dark chocolate. (something called flavonoids are good)
4. Drink coffee. (protects against lots of things)
5. Drink wine and/or beer. (fight diabetes and cancer, maybe more)
6. Have sex often. (releases endorphins, which are good)
7. Listen to music. (good for the heart)
8. Take regular naps. (good for memory, maybe more)
9. Spend time outdoors. (improves immune system, diabetes, outlook)
10. Don't use soaps containg triclosan (apparently it's evil)

Well, I don't know what triclosan is and we don't have pets, mostly because we travel so much. Never batted .800 on one of these things before. Thanks AARP!
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Old January 16th, 2013, 01:30 AM
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To make your party even better:

1. Throw a party (be sure to invite teenagers via Facebook)
2. Hire an elephant. Peter Sellers did.
3. Dark Chocolate fountain
4. Drink coffee. (especially in the morning afterward... ouch.)
5. Drink wine and/or beer. (we should hope this is available, BYOB is for losers)
6. Have sex often. (your guests will LOVE you)
7. Listen to music. (rap or country?)
8. Take regular naps. (maybe not. your guests will write stuff on your face)
9. Spend time outdoors. (skinnydipping anyone?)
10. Don't use soaps containg triclosan (use Pine Sol to mop up afterward)

And my personal favorite:

11. Serve Rum and Cokes poured over Mentos (its a blast)
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Wow, those are some great tips, we'll have to include some of those in our daily routines....Being a coffee drinker, always nice to know it actually does some good :-) Thanks for the tips AR.
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AR,

Sometimes I think we are more alike than different.

I also hate those "Ten things you should do.........." types of articles.

I had to point out number six to Betty. Her response was: "Nobody lives forever."

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I had to point out number six to Betty. Her response was: "Nobody lives forever."

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Since I am a senior citizen, I do love that list.

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Sometimes I think we are more alike than different.
You just figured that out?!

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I had to point out number six to Betty. Her response was: "Nobody lives forever."
Har, har! Some people just have no respect for endorphins.
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Jim suggested # 6, but I needed #8, and he ended up doing #7
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Jim suggested # 6, but I needed #8, and he ended up doing #7
Luanne, if you do #6 first then you can have a nice #8.

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