DNA analysis solves the ‘Yeti’ mystery: They’re bears - LA Times

DNA analysis solves the ‘Yeti’ mystery: They’re bears - LA Times

Huckleberry Finn novel

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain

Hardcover illustrated edition 1986


Mark Twain novel
A Boy's Adventures in Early America


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AgingJokes

Boomer Humor is secret elixir for healthy aging 

Positive attitude and laughter are good prescriptions for longevity and happiness

I'm collecting funny outtakes that keep me buzzing on the positive adventures across the landscape of healthy aging and longevity. What makes you chuckle? Here are some comic insights designed to make your day brighter and add to your LPMs - laughs per minute! We need to light(en) up. As comic George Carlin quips from his home in a cloud - "Live, Love and Laugh!"

A good laugh and a good sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. - Irish Proverb

Curtain Call
John Leighty
I saw a George Burns performance when he was pushing 100 – and he didn’t miss a boomer beat.“I’m happy to be here,” he said in a strong tenor voice, waving his trademark cigar and pausing to gaze deadpan over the ritzy showroom audience. “Hell, at my age, I’m happy to be anywhere!”

Sage Advice
George Carlin
“Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down."
Robin Williams and his pug
Robin Williams and his rescued pug

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Robin Williams
"I have a gay rescue pug called Leonard, who I take for walks because I am very secure in my sexuality," comic Robin Williams said in an interview at his Marin County home. "He has a boyfriend and they are planning to adopt a Siamese kitten together. We're very modern."

Creature Coexistence
Actress Betty White: 
"All creatures must learn to coexist. That’s why the brown bear and the field mouse can share their lives in harmony. Of course, they can’t mate or the mice would explode."

Where's Granny?
TV Show Host Ellen DeGeneres:
“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's 97 now, and we don't know where the hell she is.”

Buddhist Tale
Ram Dass:
Student of Zen asks Guru: "What happens after death?"
Guru: "I do not know."
Student: "How can that be. Are you not a Zen Master?"
Guru: "Yes, but not a dead Zen Master.

Philosopher Potion
Voltaire:
"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."

Folksy Fact
Will Rogers:
"We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress."

Aging Attitudes
Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers
“Since no one takes old people seriously, you can be the person you were always meant to be. Women can be more assertive, men can be more nurturing, and both can strive to be public nuisances.”



HELPLESS HEADLINES

Whistle While You Scratch

Bonnie, an orangutan at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., has taught herself to whistle. She apparently  learned by watching zookeepers who whistled as they worked. Researchers say Bonnie's feat may help unravel the puzzle of how human speech evolved.
Yeah, but can she carry a tune?

Pickled Herring Finally Kills Woman

A Dutch woman who lived to a record 115-years-old contended that eating pickled herring daily was the secret to her longevity. Scientists say Henrikje van Andel-Schipper's mind appeared sharp until her death in 2005 and a post-mortem analysis revealed a well-preserved brain with few signs of Alzheimer's or other diseases associated with cognitive decline.
Now the herring fishery is threatened – nice going Henrikje!

Ping-Pong Smileys

If you're in a cheery mood, you can spread happiness by interacting with family, friends, and acquaintances and vice versa, report researchers from Harvard University and UC San Diego. Your happiness index jumps 15.3% if you're around a close friend who is happy, pings 9.8% if it's a friend of a friend who is happy, and bounces 5.6% if it's your neighbor's sister's friend who is happy.
The payoff: You may live longer by sending smileys through your social network.


HEADLINE BLOOPER

Overeating Blamed For Obesity Epidemic -- Reuters Health



A Little Yellow Dog mystery

A Little Yellow Dog

By Walter Mosley

1st edition 2004 hardcover mystery

Walter Mosely Yellow Dog novel
A dog and a mystery - fun!


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With reluctant detective Easy Rawlins, Walter Mosley offers us another classic crime novel featuring suspense, style and shrewd social observation.

The year is 1964, and Easy Rawlins has left the street life and is working as supervising custodian of Sojourner Truth Junior High School in Watts. For two years he's been getting up early, dressing nice and putting all his energy into his job and love for the children.

Rawlins likes his new life, even though he feels empty and a little bored, a situation that abruptly changes when he arrives early one day to find one of the teachers already in her classroom with a dog. She falls into his arms and tells him that her husband's gone mad. She then leaves Rawlins with her dog, and the handsomest corpse he has ever seen is found in the school garden.

A murderer is running loose somewhere. And a little yellow dog plots revenge.


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