I've always said that I want to live to be at least 100. There's no particular reason why, it just seems like a nice round number and perhaps confirmation of healthy living. I've always viewed running out of money as my biggest worry if I were to live to 100, but after reading an article … Continue reading Is It Worth Living to 100?
I mentioned the Greater Good web site in one of my previous posts, noting that it was my favorite new web site. Here's a little bit about Greater Good, from its web site: Through articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts, we bridge the gap between scientific journals and people’s daily lives, particularly for parents, educators, business … Continue reading The Gratitude Quiz
It seems like every day I find a new thing to annoy me, and I often wonder if it's just me. So it's nice when I find out that there are other people who get annoyed at the same thing, and even better when the Wall Street Journal does a story about that annoyance. It … Continue reading For Once, It’s Just Not Me – Getting Annoyed at Poor Gym Etiquette
Lankenau Hospital, just outside of Philadelphia, reported that three people, two men and one woman, stole at least 18 colonoscopes from its facility on April 20. The tube-like instruments are used to examine the colon during a colonoscopy procedure. The total value of the theft is at least $450,000, and police believe the stolen items … Continue reading These Thieves Are the Butt of a Lot of Jokes
Forget all those books and web sites that offer you the latest advice on how to lose weight; I've got the perfect plan for you. I even came up with a name for it, to make it sound even more impressive - the Lencten Diet©. Many of you have probably tried this diet in the … Continue reading A Weight Loss Program That Really Works!!! The Lencten Diet
I just read a story about cam models, people who can make a fortune online catering to the unusual fetishes of their clients. One woman has filmed herself rubbing her feet with oil and glitter and she claims to have charged $20 a minute just to allow someone watch her sneeze. Videos of her eating … Continue reading If You’re into Watching People Faint – Then You’ve Come to the Right Place
The WSJ had a great story about the owner of a local car dealership - Fred Beans. Fred recently celebrated his 80th birthday by doing 125 push-ups - straight through, with no rest. An impressive feat at any age, but unbelievable at 80. For the past 11 years, Mr. Beans has been working with a … Continue reading I’d Buy a Car from This Guy
Today was my semi-annual teeth cleaning visit to the dentist, or I guess more specifically, the dental hygienist. There had been a time, maybe 20 years ago, when I hadn't been to the dentist in a few years. I remember how painful the cleaning was, and I vowed to get an electric toothbrush, brush my … Continue reading Will Going to the Dentist Ever Be Pain-Free?
I heard about this fascinating web site from Daniel Pink's monthly newsletter back in October, and I had to meant to write about it back then, but it must have somehow slipped into the deep abyss that is my mind. Fortunately, it was still in my inbox, and I stumbled upon it again today. (By … Continue reading Dear Future Me,
Tonight we had the chance to participate in a fundraiser gala for Camp Kesem. Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Kesem's flagship program, Camp Kesem, operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. Founded at … Continue reading Camp Kesem – a Worthy Cause