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What the Dying Want You to Know About Life. By Joni Edelman

First a synopsis of the list, by Forrest Keith: Our generation is learning this younger than the generations before us due to our increased ability to share this through social media. I want my children to know this earlier in life and to share it with their children earlier yet: 1. Ignore the small stuff. (And damn near everything is small stuff.) 2. Get pains, aches, ...Read More Read more »

“We’re born so we can learn how to love everybody all the time and be nice…”

A ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound, Belker, was so ill that his family and his veterinarian agreed it was more humane to put him down. For the learning experience, including closure, the family’s six-year-old boy was invited to be there. After the beloved family pet passed, the teary-eyed vocalizations of grief naturally included a disappointment with the fact that dogs’ lives are shorter than ...Read More Read more »

Powerball tickets; when to risk the cost of the ticket.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are actually one out of 292 million. (It’s actually a bit over 292 million, but why split hairs? The one-in-292-million odds come from all the different combinations of the five white balls — in any order — out of a drum of 69 balls, multiplied by 26. For every five-ball combination, you then have 26 different ...Read More Read more »

World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is; I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. I ...Read More Read more »

Happiness generator:

Look for something good around you. Any simple thing. For instance, you can just look around and find something that you like to look at. Or recognize some good in someone. Or feel something good in yourself. Maybe just reflect that you finished a cycle of action. It can be as simple as having finished the dishes, or straightened your desktop, or your countertop. Anything good around you. Typically something small, but notice big good things when you stumble across them, too. When you notice something, whatever good thing it ...Read More Read more »