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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Conscientious

I recently watched a video on MSN about factors that may contribute to living a long life. The discoveries are a result of an eight year study, and are recorded in the book The Longevity Project. Here's a link to an article on the same topic, if anyone is interested.Some interesting points that I learned from the video (and I'm remembering these off the top of my head, so I apologize if they're not completely accurate) include:

1. It's okay to worry a little. Worrying will not make you die sooner. This is great news for me, as I'm kind of what you call a worrywort.

2. This one applied only to men, but men who stay married to the same person are likely to live longer.

3. The phrase "Don't work too hard" isn't really true. In fact, hard workers are likely to live a longer life.

4. Don't be overly happy. People that are too happy are prone to make rash, spur of the moment decisions, thereby making early death more likely.

5. In summary, it comes down to one word: CONSCIENTIOUS, which means to be meticulous, careful and precise.

With that being said, does this look like someone who will grow up to be conscientious? Only time will tell.




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25 comments :

  1. LOL awesome picture! Interesting find especially about the people that are too happy. :)

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  2. Marissa, thanks for helping me to find your blog by visiting mine. I was overwhelmed by BBCSD and will be taking some time to get to everyone else's blogs. I love the pic- that must be your son? Love the glasses, they remind me of Elton John. As for the nose pick, he'll no doubt defend it one day as "a scratch, not a pick" a la Jerry Seinfeld. Guess I had better hop on over to Twitter and make sure I am following you =)

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  3. Haha! What a great picture! Coming over from #commenthour

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  4. What an interesting post - especially the point about hard workers! I might feature this research on my blog too :)

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  5. What a great picture! Stopping by from SITS comment hour!

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  6. Holy cow! That pictures is awesome! Stopping by from SITS #CommentHour

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  7. I love this post! Especially about not being too happy, I am so prone to making rash decisions...which is why I have a new kitten sitting beside me...come to think of it, she tried to trip me this morning while I was walking down the stairs.

    Maybe she'll be the death of me??

    Stopping by from SITS comment hour. :)

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  8. Adorable post. Love the photo!

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  9. Great post. found you on a SITS blog hop.

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  10. Who knew being too happy was a bad thing.

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  11. Loved this post! My paternal grandfather lived to be 83 and my grandmother is now 85...my maternal grandmother is 80...so I'm hoping to follow suit & live a long & happy life! Stopping by from the @SITS #Commenthour!

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  12. great post! Good to know worrying won't kill you-I'm also a worry wort! here from #commenthour

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  13. I told my hubby if we can make it to 20 years that will add some yrs on to his life he did not believe me. I love the website thanks for the info. It's ok to worry not a lot but just a tiny bit.

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  14. Ok your son is adorable!

    As for too happy...there are some people who are almost annoying they are too happy. Always happy. Nothing is ever wrong. NOT normal!

    New follower. Would appreciate a follow back.

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  15. He definitley sparkles!!!

    Visiting from the SITS party!!

    Man Wife and Dog Blog

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  16. I saw the same video...Trying to stay healthy and fit. Always Conscientious! Visiting from #CommentHour

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  17. Looks like a good list to start with but funny it took so many years to come up with.

    Stopping by from sits

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  18. trying to catch up with the #commenthour on SITS

    interesting facts - I would love to learn more from this study. I think I need help in this area! - lol.

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  19. Fabulous post!! loved all the tips on living longer and cute picture!!

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  20. LOL
    I am assuming that Boy Sparkles is the son of Mama Sparkles!
    Interesting resesrch! I'll have to dive into it further!

    Stopping by from SITS Comment Hour!
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    http://toquascrafts.blogspot.com/search/label/pine%20needle%20baskets

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  21. Hi, checking in a bit late from #commenthour. My internet stopped working in the middle.

    Hope you had a fun evening.

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  22. Wow, never heard of being too 'happy' causing you to make bad decisions. Interesting study.

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  23. Such a cute picture! I think that if I followed all that stuff I wouldn't have any fun in life! Couldn't I just work hard and be happy. What good is it to die old and not be happy!

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  24. Wow, fun updates. See you soon.
    bjm

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