Why Most People Are Wrong Most Of The Time
Einstein taught at Oxford University in the UK during the early '40s. One day the great man set a physics exam for his students. Albert's colleague said to him afterwards, "Dr. Einstein, this exam you just set for the senior class of physics students, isn't that exactly the same exam you set to the same class this time last year?"
5 Steps To Discovering Your Purpose
I recall being fortunate, or unfortunate, enough to attend my college reunion last Christmas. This occasion was a real eye opener to me. I was definitely out of my comfort zone. I got to meet people I hadn't even thought about for the last three decades.
12 Everyday Objects We Have To Thank The First Apollo Mission For
A lot of debate has ensued surrounding whether or not is was worth it financially and otherwise to spend the fortunes used to put men on the Moon. The seminal Apollo Program that saw man landing on the Moon on 20th July 1969 produced the following 12 items that we regularly employ on a daily basis. Judge for yourself if it was worth it:-
How To Cut Back On Drinking
According to UCLA professor Dr. Alison Moore, 10-15% of people don't start to drink heavily until they are older. Because of this, about three-quarters of a million emergency room discharges among the elderly were reported in 2012. Also, 50% of seniors living inside nursing homes have alcohol-related problems.
1969 Apollo Mission To The Moon
On July 20, 2019 we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the seminal, epic event of the first human beings to set foot on the surface of the moon - NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission of 1969. A space race that was finally won by America at the expense of their Russian adversaries. The 1969 moon landing was indeed a frenetic race between the two super-powers to see who would eventually dominate.
You Know You’re Getting Older When…?
Unfortunately there’s no way of avoiding the ageing process. We all need to inevitably follow the path of slowly coming to terms with our mortality. This is a natural phenomenon that starts to change us in many ways as we begin to slowly age. As we get older, we not only tend to lose our youthful glow, we can see a lowering of our self-esteem as well.
The Importance Of Always Maintaining A Positive Attitude
As I gently encountered consciousness this morning and greeted this new day (surprisingly without the aid of my alarm clock) I can't help feeling optimistic about the future. There are a lot of naysayers and professors of doom and gloom, but I'm afraid I refuse to subscribe to that way of pessimism.
Why Does Time Move Faster As We Get Older?
As we slowly age, why does time seem to accelerate as the seasons fly by? The answer to that question has both a scientific explanation and a fuzzy, mushy, mystical one. It's not a new phenomenon to experience the 'time slipping away' feeling as the years roll on. As the mushy, mystical explanation is the shorter one, well begin with that one.
Dog Ownership and the Elderly
Reaching our retirement years brings with them enough problems and unexpected circumstances to have consider, without the prospect of not having a faithful companion by our side who will never let us down. The old hackneyed saying 'a dog is man's best friend' is truer now than it ever was. Even though whoever your dog decides to spend their life with, isn't gender specific. It does however become more relevant the older we get. Once we have passed the age of 50, it becomes even more essential that we have a canine as par of our lives.
Baby Boomers and the Retirement Crisis
Baby boomers currently constitute a massive proportion of the developed world today. As many as one fifth of North America are baby boomers. As we live longer and are able to exist far longer than we ever did due to great advances in medical care, the demographic that outlines our national statistics is somewhat skewed.
Nostalgia and Movie Music
Nostalgia and music are what help to keep us young. Anything that reminds us of 'the good old days' by stimulating our memory banks, in this case through music (and film) help us to re-live the positive experiences of our past. Below are reviews of my favorite half-a-dozen films, with phenomenal, banging soundtracks that are guaranteed bring flashbacks that will gladden your heart and have you re-living the most exhilarating parts of your youth.