The Longevity Project: Worry and Pessimism Lead To Long Life!

the longevity project reviewA new book has just been released called “The Longevity Project.” In the book, the researchers discover some interesting facts about living longer which refute conventional wisdom.

I have just read an interview with the authors on Time Magazine’s website about The Secret to A Long Life. The article begins.

Worrying is good for your health. Optimism is overrated.

But this begs the question…do you really want to live a long time if all of your peers are going to be the worried and pessimistic type?

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Good End of Summer Reading

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ReviewI received the book The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson a few weeks ago (thanks sis!) and am about halfway through it. If you wonder, “why would I enjoy a book by a Swedish author that has a silly title?”, you’re not alone. I wondered the same thing.

There is one incontrovertible fact about Swedish people–they are all good looking (and some are now single and rich!). But do I really want to widdle away hours with a Swedish novel that contains no pictures of actual Swedish people?

At the halfway point, I would say most definitely “yes”.

I remember seeing these Stieg Larsson books on the bestseller lists early in the summer. At the time, his books occupied three of the top ten bestseller spots (it looks like they are still there) and they all had peculiar names that really didn’t make me want to read them.

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My Favorite Books

Often, a person’s personal library says a lot about them.

I have no idea what mine says about me, but I’d thought I’d share with you some of my favorite books. These are the books that I usually have near the nightstand and am apt to pick up and read time and time again.

Also, as I am traveling now and had to part with many possessions, this list will be helpful to me as I will be re-buying all of these books upon my return.

Without further ado, here she is!

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Michel de Montaigne: A Review of The Essays

The Timeless Ideas of Michel de Montaigne

In a university philosophy class , I was exposed to the essays of Michel de Montainge.  He wrote these essays some 400 years ago.  Their timeless nature amazes me.  For many situations in today’s world, there is a quote from these works that is applicable:Read More

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