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Will having children make you live longer?

Should you trust your gut instinct?

Can “negative emotions” lead to alcohol and drug abuse?

Texting while walking is dangerous.

Can daylight savings time affect heart attacks?

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  1. Buster says:

    Will having children make you live longer?

    The answer: No, it just feels longer!

    You probably get the same feeling when you give up women, booze and smoking cigars.

  2. Studebaker says:

    Will having children make you live longer?

    How could that be? My mother always claimed having kids sucked the life out of her!

  3. Studebaker says:

    Texting while walking is dangerous.

    Oh man I hate people who do this. I’ve had people walk across the street against the light while reading a text message. I wish somebody would run them down!

    Note to texters: If your text message so important that you cannot stop reading it; then it must also be important enough to stop what you’re doing to read it. There is no middle ground where a text message is only important enough to read while you continue to walk while you read it.

  4. Neil Caffrey says:

    “Texters took almost two seconds (18%) longer to cross the average junction of three to four lanes than those who weren’t texting at the time”

    – So what you’re saying is, that in order to save time (texting) we are just wasting time doing other things? Interesting!

  5. Life of Pi says:

    @ The parents & longevity study. This is an interesting study, and I think people who take good care of their health live longer, by extension, as the study indicates, parents are more obligated to take care of themselves because of their kids. More so, it would be interesting to see if there has been any study done on couples without kids, and how their health changes as they age.

  6. Charlotte says:

    Can “negative emotions” lead to alcohol and drug abuse?

    Don’t they already?

  7. Henry says:

    “Will having children make you live longer?”

    There isn’t a direct causation found on this, so I am still skeptical of this because I’ve seen parents actually adopt a less healthy lifestyle once they have kids.

  8. Jeremy says:

    Will having children make you live longer?

    “There really does seem to be something about the presence of kids which makes a difference to the length of people’s lives.” Parenthood is a beautiful thing, and this study proves it!

  9. Gabriel Odom says:

    Concerning the myocardial infarction study:

    I find this rather intuitive. People wake up on Sunday morning and find out that they are late for church, or missed part of the game or whatnot, and they have a mini panic. We have all felt that moment of panic whenever we think we are late for something, only to find out that our watch is wrong. For some people – who most likely have a higher risk of heart attacks anyway – that small moment of panic may be just enough to tip the scales out of their favour. The proverbial “straw that breaks the camel’s back” as it were.