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Want To Be Young and Healthy Forever?

Want To Be Young and Healthy Forever?

Can you imagine what it would be like to be young and healthy forever? What a wonderful dream! Envision a body that stays strong and fit and beautiful, a mind dynamic, flexible, and sharp, for decades, centuries, even millennia.

That would be great! Yet it seems like a pointless dream. We all know that death is inevitable. Our wishes about a different world are just wishes.

Well, this is not what the scientists at the Major Mouse Testing Project believe. They, along with other researchers on longevity, are doing innovative research to enable us to update our beliefs about aging.

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Perhaps their most fundamental innovation is not in the science itself, but in their approach to aging. Our medical system treats aging as simply an inevitable process, not something to fight against. Aging is not seen as a treatable medical condition, so mainstream medicine is not addressing it as one. After all, since aging is not seen as a disease, insurance companies won’t cover costs associated with treating aging, so there is no financial incentive for companies to address it.

However, what would happen if we approached aging as a disease? Recent research describes how the very processes that are necessary for us to stay alive produce various toxins. The accumulation of such toxins in the body causes the physiological processes that we term “aging.”

Fortunately, we now have the biotechnological capacity to reverse aging. Studies on mice have shown much promise for aging reversal. The crucial part is removing the toxins produced by the natural metabolic processes that occur as part of what our bodies do for us to live. Removing these toxins would enable us to stay young and healthy forever.

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Yet, since the medical system does not treat aging as a disease, there is very little research funding going into this area. First, most research takes place around health issues that are facing people right now and that people care about in the moment. Second, the lack of acknowledgment of aging as a disease makes it very hard to get grant money to address aging.

Now, there are some scientists who are arguing for aging to be defined as a disease. Yet, without mass support and a lack of recognition from the medical system, they are fighting a very uphill battle.

What will happen in the ideal world if this battle is won and we invest substantial resources into fighting aging? Well, once you start to grow old, you can get medical treatments to cure you from aging. You would go into a rejuvenation center where the accumulated toxins would be removed from your body and your tissues would be repaired from the damage done by the toxin accumulation. You would go back to looking, feeling, and thinking like you were 25.

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Such rejuvenation technology would transform us as individuals. How differently would we live our lives if we knew we had many millennia to live? What kind of plans would we make for the future? How much more would we care about improving our physical fitness and our mental fitness? Imagine the kind of long-term plans we could make and the goals we could achieve!

This technology would also transform our society. How much more would we care about the environment if we knew we would suffer the consequences of global warming? What about nuclear proliferation and other forms of existential risk? It would truly change the world as we know it, perhaps even more so than the internet changed the world.

How exciting would that be? And you can be a part of this new world. May we all stay young and healthy forever!

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Last Updated on June 13, 2019

How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

Think you have a boring life?

The definition of boring is dull or not interesting. Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list of 20 things can definitely make any day more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaning) one!

1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

What would he or she want to do right now? Color? Paint? Run around outside? Play dress up? Eat with your hands? Play that instrument hiding in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years?

Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play.

2. Go Play with Kids

Speaking of little kids, if you have your own or access to any (in a non-creepy way, like they’re your niece or your best friend’s kid, you get the idea) go play with them!

They didn’t create an entire show called Kids Say The Darndest Things because kids aren’t hilarious. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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3. Order a Hot Dog

While you’re eating it, Google: “What’s in a hot dog?” You decide whether or not you want to finish it.

4. For the Ladies: Wear Your Sexiest Lingerie Under Your Work Clothes

Your “little secret” will leave you feeling anything but boring all day!

5. Play Cell Phone Roulette

You’ll need at least one buddy for this. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one and call the person.

You could spark an incredible catch up session or be incredibly awkward. Neither are boring.

6. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

Give them to random people who probably don’t get thanked too often for doing what they do ever day.

Ideas: police officers, librarians, servers, baristas, cab drivers, sanitation workers, teachers, people behind any check out counter, receptionists, your friends, the guy at the falafel stand, etc.

7. Sign up for a Class in Something You’ve “Always Wanted to Do”, or Something That Makes You Really Uncomfortable

Ideas: pole dancing, salsa lessons, improv, pottery, cooking, knitting (yup, there are classes for this, too!), karate, boxing, something techy like the workshops they run in Apple stores, get Rosetta Stone and learn that language you’ve always wanted to speak, etc.

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What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people!

8. Interview Your Grandparents About Their Lives

You can bet they’ve had some crazy experiences you probably never knew about.

9. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage and just talk funny. And if you’re not, memorize a few of your favorite jokes and tell those!

10. Do Something for Someone Else That You Wish Someone Would Do for You

We all have a few ideas on this list. I promise you will feel amazing after and anything but bored.

11. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

It doesn’t have to be super complicated. If you need ideas, there’re plenty on Pinterest. Or you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

12. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

This will give you something to look forward to.

Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is same fun and relaxing!

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13. People Watch

Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops and train stations are great for this!) and just observe.

People are infinitely interesting.

14. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

Bonus points if it’s a random fruit or veggie.

15. Dance

You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public and get other people involved.

16. Go to YOUTUBE and Search “Funny Pets” or “Funny Babies”

This is also a great quickie ab workout as you will be laughing hysterically.

17. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

Check out the NY Times Best Sellers lists and grab a new book you can get lost in.

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18. Step Away from the Computer and Go Get Some Time with People You Care About in Real Life

Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. You can even share this post with your friends and vote on which one you’d like to do together!

19. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to Before

OK, depending on your interests, this one might actually be boring. If you love learning, art or different cultures though, this one is for you!

20. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then start taking your first step to make what you want happen.

Now go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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