Study Says: Get Married, Live Longer.

first_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Share New research shows that getting married could lengthen your life for up to 17 years. A study published in The American Journal Of Epidemiology reveals that single men have a 32 percent higher chance of death than married men across a lifetime. That means they could die eight to 17 years before the average married man — of loneliness?Single women fare a bit better: They have a 23 percent (or about seven to 15 years) lower life expectancy compared to their married peers. This data is based on 90 studies of around 500 million people compiled over the last 60 years by researchers at the University of Louisville: No small feat.Younger singles face greater chances of early death. The risk of death for 30 to 39-year-old singles was 128 percent higher than for married people of the same age. On the other hand, 70-year-old singles only had a 16 percent higher risk of death. Perhaps it’s because they’ve survived a single youth and emerged unscathed.These findings may make the independent singletons among us bristle: Why does marital status have such a dramatic effect on physical longevity?Explains David Roelfs, assistant professor of sociology at the university: “With the concurrent decline in public assistance, health benefits and the family wage in Western societies, single women are more economically and medically marginalized now than in previous years and are therefore at a higher risk for health problems and early death.”Married couples enjoy a stronger support network, while single people, even if they have family and friends, by default have less social support, says Roelfs. Plus, those family and friends are probably pressuring them into getting married.No wonder gay couples are making all that fuss about legalizing marriage; they know it’s the secret to long life.Written by Jessica Cruel for YourTango. Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships Study Says: Get Married, Live Longer. by: – August 30, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

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Real Madrid join Liverpool tracking Sevilla defender

first_img Loading… Goal says Real are watching Carlos as a potential long-term successor for captain Sergio Ramos. Ramos is in line to be offered a new two-year contract, but Real are now actively seeking an eventual replacement for the veteran.Advertisement Real Madrid are tracking Sevilla defender Diego Carlos this season. Carlos is emerging as a top target and his Sevilla contract carries a €75m buyout clause. Read Also:Liverpool willing to splash out €75m for Carlos Along with Real, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also having Carlos watched this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of Heterochromia7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

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Brescia hires Fabio Grosso

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Brescia has hired Fabio Grosso as its new coach, replacing Eugenio Corini.The Serie A club made the announcement on Tuesday, two days after Corini was fired following a 2-1 defeat at Hellas Verona.Grosso, who won the World Cup in 2006 with Italy as a player, previously coached the Juventus youth team as well as Bari and Verona.The 41-year-old Grosso was fired by Verona at the beginning of May despite the team being in the Serie B playoff positions.Brescia, which also earned promotion to Italy’s top flight last season, is 19th in the 20-team division, a point from safety, although it has played a match less than nearly all of the other teams.It is the fifth coaching change in Serie A this season.Tags: Fabio GrossoSere ASerie Alast_img read more

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Casey fights back to win Irish Open

first_img Casey carded five birdies in six holes from the eighth at Carton House, the same venue where he finished second to Thomas Bjorn when the event was last staged here in 2006. That gave the 35-year-old a three-shot lead and seemingly one hand on the trophy, but after dropped shots at the 15th and 16th cut his three-shot lead cut back to one, the former Ryder Cup star sealed the win in style with an eagle from 45 feet on the par-five 18th. Press Association Paul Casey claimed the 12th European Tour title of his career in dramatic fashion after overturning a four-shot deficit in the final round of the Irish Open.center_img A closing 67 gave Casey a total of 14 under par, three shots clear of playing partner Robert Rock (71) and overnight leader Joost Luiten, who had been looking for his second win in three events but could only manage a 74. Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal finished fourth after a closing 75, with former Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal a shot further back in a share of fifth. Olazabal, 47, had moved into a share of the lead with four birdies in his first 10 holes but bogeyed four of the last eight to card a 72. Casey was ranked third in the world in 2009 but began the week 169th after form and fitness problems, most notably in 2012 after suffering a broken collarbone while snowboarding. His last European Tour victory came in Bahrain in January 2011 but he qualified for the recent US Open with a round of 64 at Walton Heath and was inspired by seeing former Ryder Cup team-mate win his first major title at Merion. last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho only interested in football after videos of him are released

first_img “I’m going to treat your bosses the same way they treat me. No respect, no respect. “And I’m not speaking about football. Football I’m ready to accept any kind of criticism, even the stupid ones. “Private life and stupid things that you bring to light, I don’t like it. So we go to a different level of professional relationship.” The footage shows Mourinho being unhappy with the approach of the teenagers. A Chelsea spokesperson said: “We’ve noted the two recent stories concerning Jose being filmed on mobile phones. “While Jose understands the laws pertaining to filming in public places, the two teenagers in question followed him from his home for 20 minutes and constantly interrupted a private phone call, which he and the club believes goes beyond the grounds of reasonable behaviour. “Jose has always spoken warmly of the public reception he receives in London, but both Jose and the club consider these last two instances as overly intrusive. “We also note the allegation of intimidation in those stories, which Jose strongly refutes and which his legal representatives will continue to monitor closely.” Press Association The 52-year-old Portuguese is frustrated that phone camera footage of two teenagers following him through west London – something Chelsea described as “overly intrusive” – was widely reported this week. “You don’t get from me good and funny headlines,” Mourinho said at his media conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at West Ham. The Premier League champions sit 12th in the table after nine games, having belatedly recorded a third win by beating Aston Villa last Saturday. That was followed by a goalless Champions League draw at Dynamo Kiev, but Mourinho is uncertain if Chelsea are now climbing from their lowest point of the season. “I don’t know. I just know that the team was always together, the players were always together,” Mourinho added. “The players were man enough to assume responsibility and to say even publicly some of them that they were feeling responsibilities in their individual poor start. “Statistics are very clear for us. As an example, we conceded six goals as a consequence of isolated individual mistakes. “But the team was always together. We’ve got two important results, three points in the Premier League after two matches without a victory and against a direct rival for qualification in the Champions League (Dynamo) we got a point away and the chance in 15 days to play against them. “The mood improves with results and people are happy.” Eden Hazard, Chelsea’s leading performer last term, was dropped against Villa, but returned to the starting XI in Ukraine. Mourinho declined to say if the Belgium playmaker would start at Upton Park, but merely spoke about his contribution at Dynamo after demanding an improved work ethic. “I don’t know (if Hazard will start),” said Mourinho, who has the same squad as he had for Tuesday’s game, so Pedro and Loic Remy remain out. “He played the last match and played for 90 minutes and he was part of the compact team that kept that clean sheet. “I’m happy with his contribution against Dynamo and that’s it.” West Ham have made a fine start to sit fourth under Slaven Bilic, a manager Mourinho admires. “As a coach, I like (him) a lot,” Mourinho added. “Since the Croatian national team period to Besiktas and now to West Ham, I have a very good image, idea, about him. “As a person, I don’t know him very well, but I have the feeling that we could be friends.” Despite the troubled start to the season, Mourinho insists Chelsea are “not afraid to lose”. “Premier League is 38 matches, lots of points. You lose today, you try to win tomorrow,” he added. “At this moment in the Premier League we are not afraid to lose matches. We are going to play normal.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has vowed to focus on football after taking exception to media reporting of two incidents on a London street.last_img read more

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Badminton tournament

first_img Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Bio Fenceviewer Staff Latest Posts Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014center_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 BAR HARBOR — Badminton, which some aficionados call the fastest racquet sport, will bring 14 singles players and 8 doubles teams to the sixth annual tournament to be held at the Mount Desert Island YMCA from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.Teams from College of the Atlantic, The Jackson Laboratory, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island Laboratory, University of Maine and local communities will compete for singles and doubles titles.Tournament sponsors include A&B Natural, Siam Orchid, Trailhead Café, Morning Glory, Side Street Café and others.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSpectators are welcome; single matches begin at 9 a.m. and doubles at 2 p.m. Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

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Northern exposure for Wisconsin

first_imgThe undefeated and No. 23-ranked University of Wisconsin wrestling team has posted its best record to start a season in four years and hopes to continue riding that wave of early-season success into action this weekend.Wisconsin will take on No. 24 Northern Iowa Friday at the UW Field House, and junior grappler Matt Maciag thinks it could go down to the wire.”They always give us a tough dual,” Maciag said. “We beat them the last couple years and we expect to beat them again, but they have some good, scrappy kids.”We’re only ranked ahead of them by one place, so I think they’re going to expect to beat us, but at the same time, we’re not going to give it up at home.”The Badgers wrestled to a fifth-place finish at last weekend’s Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, but their unbeaten mark in dual matches remains intact for Friday’s home contest.Anchored by four wrestlers ranked in the top 20 nationally (Craig Henning, Dallas Herbst, Tyler Turner and Kyle Ruschell), the Badgers have the potential to turn some heads come March.Henning, a junior, is ranked third in the nation at 157 pounds and has been a consistent performer for UW head coach Barry Davis the past two seasons.Davis attributes much of the team’s early success to added depth, as well as commitment during the offseason.”I think we have more depth in the room,” Davis said. “Which is creating more competition, and our guys did a lot of work this past summer preparing for the upcoming season.”We talked to our guys about staying focused,” Davis continued. “We have two more competitions yet before the first half of our season is done. The main thing is making sure every guy is on track.”Another testAfter Northern Iowa, Wisconsin will pack its bags for a drive down to DeKalb, Ill., to take on Northern Illinois.Even though the Huskies are not ranked, Davis thinks the Badgers will have their hands full.”I think it’s going to be an even tougher dual [than Northern Iowa] because of the matchups,” Davis said. “Both of those are going to be hard-fought duals. It’s going to be about who wins the close matches.”The intensity might even be a notch or two higher for Sunday’s match, given the bulletin-board material that was provided by the Northern Illinois coaching staff.”Their coach says that they’re going to beat us this year,” Maciag said. “They beat us last year at home, which was an upset. They always bring a tough team.”The key [to victory] is to get bonus points,” Maciag added. “We want a lot of majors, tech falls and pins — don’t give up any points at the edge of the mat or points at the end of the period.”Preparing for the conference Nearing the midway point of the season, ten of the Big Ten’s 11 teams are ranked in the top 25, the only exception being Purdue.But even with the glut of talented wrestlers awaiting them during the conference season, the Badgers think they have the skills to contend with any one of them.”I think it all starts in the room, competing with each other,” Maciag said. “We’re all good in the room, and we have a lot of depth. Some of the weight classes are two- or three-deep with talented individuals.”Davis echoed the sentiments of the entire team, adding that this is one of the more talented groups he has come across during his time at Wisconsin.”I really feel that if we continue to improve the way that we’re improving,” Davis said, “it could be one of the best years I’ve ever had.”last_img read more

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Commercials – Moyle Rovers replay off

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM The 2017 South Senior Football Championship Final Replay due to be played tomorrow has been postponed.Clonmel Commercials were to take on Moyle Rovers in Cahir – but its understood Tipp senior football manager Liam Kearns was unhappy with county players taking part, with just a week to go to their League opener.It’s not yet known when the replay will take place, although it’s thought it may not go ahead until after the footballers finish their league campaign.last_img

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Cuban Nurses Depart for Trinidad and Tobago to Help Fight COVID-19

first_imgCMC Edina Clara Byfield Cooper, a nurse with 30 years experience, said patients are like family, and she hopes that her work in Trinidad and Tobago will meet the expectations that Cuba and the Revolution have placed on it. The ceremony was attended by Marcia Coba Ruiz, Deputy Minister of Public Health, and Ana Teresita González Fraga, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment. She said among the objectives of those who leave for this internationalist mission are to return to the country healthy and with their duties fulfilled, as well as to share with the people of Trinidad and Tobago their experiences in confronting the pandemic. Ramírez Díaz has denounced the campaign of the United States government to discredit the value of Cuban health workers noting that the Cuban medical workers, who are also members of the Henry Reeve International Contingent, were saving lives. In Trinidad and Tobago they will have to work with patients in the intensive care services, according to Anabel González Miranda, a graduate in nursing and a pediatric intensivist.center_img HAVANA, Cuba – The first group of 11 female nurses left Cuba on Friday for Trinidad and Tobago as part of the efforts in helping the country prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Coordinator of the group, Yaquelín Ramírez Díaz, said that the nurses will work with the professionalism that characterizes Cuban medicine, and will face the pandemic together with the health professionals in Port of Spain. Teresa Amarelle Boué, a member of the Political Bureau and secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women, in her farewell speech, emphasized the opportunities that the Cuban Revolution has given to women. She told the Cuban News Agency that is why they have received courses on how COVID-19 behaves, what the necessary protective measures are and the protocol for caring for the sick.last_img read more

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Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels on collision course?

first_imgThen he reared back and unleashed one of those knee-buckling curveballs that’s left the rest of baseball helpless. “This is fun,” he said with a grin.And with those three words, the Dodgers’ ace perfectly summed up baseball in the southland at the moment. And the way things are going, perhaps for the next four months or so.From Chavez Ravine to Anaheim, the Dodgers and Angels are waging a summer-long battle of anything you can do, I can do better.The way things are looking, it might keep rolling over the next four months. The Angels and Dodgers have remained at arm’s length, but that all changes Monday when the Angels arrive at Dodger Stadium to begin a four-game series that wraps up Wednesday and Thursday in Anaheim.It’s the most meaningful Freeway Series in years.Only four teams are on pace to win 90 games this year, and the Dodgers and Angels are two of them.There is plenty of star power, with Kershaw putting together a season for the ages, Yasiel Puig a human highlight film and Mike Trout’s first three seasons comparable to Ted Williams, Frank Robinson and Mickey Mantle.It’s also left fans dreaming of an October Freeway Series. Only this time a Fall Classic seems more doable than ever.The World Series is a long way off, of course, but the fact we’re even dreaming a little bit represents a dramatic change from expectations coming into this season and just how far managers Mike Scioscia and Don Mattingly have traveled.Both came into this season sitting on hot seats, although for completely different reasons.Scioscia needed a bounce-back year in the worst way after a four-year slump. His job, essentially, was hanging in the balance.Mattingly faced a different set of issues, with the long-term commitment the Dodgers made in him and a soaring payroll turning up the heat on him.For now, at least, both have solidified their positions.It wasn’t so long ago Mattingly was frustrated by his contract situation and challenged the Dodgers at a season-ending press conference last year to either extend his contract or find someone else to manage the club.The former New York Yankee great wasn’t interested in working on a one-year deal after his 2014 option got picked up. He believed the lack of long-range commitment deprived him the hammer he needed to manage his star-studded clubhouse.The Dodgers relented by extending Mattingly for the next three years, but with commitment came expectations — especially considering the high-priced, power-packed team management entrusted him with.After easing their way into the season, the Dodgers turned things up a notch in early June and have risen to the top of the National League.Meanwhile, Mattingly is proving to be a deft handler of the array of personalities and egos inside the powder-keg clubhouse.Aside from a few early missteps — all of which were dealt with — the mercurial Puig has shown steady growth and maturity. A crowded outfield situation that could have led to resentment and hard feelings has been managed as well as can be expected by Mattingly, and by moving Matt Kemp from left field to right Mattingly created a comfort level that allowed Kemp’s offense to blossom.There’s still a long way to go, but with the rest of the NL West either vulnerable or downright bad, you get the sense Mattingly and the Dodgers will navigate their way to the postseason.And with no super teams emerging across the rest of the National League, they have just as good a chance as anyone to break through to the World Series.The Angels’ situation is more tenuous given the strength of the A’s and Detroit Tigers, but Scioscia has his team in the thick of a playoff chase.That’s saying something after three third-places finishes over the last four seasons and last year’s 78-84 record left them buried 18 games under the Texas Rangers.It’s hard to imagine owner Arte Moreno stomaching another year of discontent considering his hefty financial commitment. Another year of unmet expectations would have left Scioscia exceedingly vulnerable, no matter what he’s done over his 15 years in Anaheim.But a progressive approach to winter conditioning, specifically a pitching program that began much earlier than normal, resulted in a more fit club in spring training and to start the season.That, coupled with the maturation of some key young players, more organizational depth and a revamped bullpen propelled the Angels to a 14-12 April — a dramatic improvement from the 9-17 and 8-15 nosedives in 2013 and 2012 — and set them up for a 57-win first half.Scioscia is back on solid ground and the Angels are two games behind the Oakland A’s and securely in front in the wild-card race.Meanwhile, for the first time in five years, the Dodgers and Angels are positioned to make mutual playoff runs.If you close your eyes and allow yourself to dream a little bit, maybe, just maybe stage a long-awaited Freeway Series World Series. Clayton Kershaw grinned sheepishly, pulled off his Dodgers cap and ran a hand through his thick, blond hair.Kershaw had just put the finishing touches on a complete-game win over the Atlanta Braves Thursday to wrap up the Dodgers’ first sweep of the Braves in 24 years. It was their sixth win in a row to finish a 14-10 month of July and it pushed the Dodgers three games ahead of the second-place San Francisco Giants.Not bad for a club that trailed San Francisco by 9 1/2 games just seven weeks before.Kershaw, the driving force behind the surge while going 4-0 in July with three complete games and and an N.L.-best 1.07 ERA, struggled to find the right words to put it all in perspective.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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