The most morbid reason to get married.


first_img Share LifestyleRelationships The most morbid reason to get married. by: – August 24, 2011 Tweet 33 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Image via thechangeupmovie.comGuy comedies like The Change-Up, Hall Pass and The Hangover would have men believe that marriage is the beginning of the end of their lives. But science begs to differ. In fact, single men are 35 percent more likely to DIE sooner, or eight to 17 years earlier than their married buddies. Yup, not hearing wedding bells could lead to an early grave. Morbid? Yes. But totally true.To be fair, men are more susceptible, but single ladies are affected too. The same research, which looked at over 500 million people (yowza!), showed unmarried women are 23 percent more likely to die an early death, or seven to 15 years earlier than those who are hitched.But women aren’t the ones who need to add insult to worry. What I mean is, we’re already assaulted with the image of the doomed single women (a la Bridget Jones worrying that she’ll die fat and alone and get eaten by dogs, agh) from the time we first make our Barbie and Ken dolls say “I do.”It’s the commitaphobic guys especially who really need to hear and be freaked out by this news! The ones who think they can get by just fine doing their best Leonardo DiCaprio impression. Or the ones who are skittish about popping the question.This study’s not so much news as a reiteration of what most of us already, instinctively know … which is that a healthy, happy marriage bolsters our well-being in various ways. Researchers say that without one, single people (not widowed or divorced people) likely suffer from a lack of a support network, health care, government assistance, and reduced wages.But on a less technical level, just looking at my parents who will have been married 34 years this fall, and my grandparents who were married over 50 years, their partnerships helped them get through many a mental, emotional and physical hurdle. The support companionship provides is unparalleled by anything else. As much as my dad might grumble when my mom annoys him, or vice-versa, I swear they wouldn’t be nearly as well without the other in the picture. And you can see the same phenomenon in senior couples. When one passes, sadly, it seems to be only a matter of time before the other faces a mental or physical decline.In short, it’s not rocket science that companionship should enrich our lives. Anyone idealizing bachelorhood need only put two and two together to realize they’ll probably live a much happier, healthier life with a wife.What do you think about this research?by The_Stirlast_img read more

Too much winter: Beatrice cancels Spring Nationals


first_img“We’ve been watching this weather for a month. We’ve still got a foot of snow on the ground and no warm days in the forecast,” Promoter Toby Kruse said. “Canceling was not an easy decision. There was just no way to make Spring Nationals happen.”  Beatrice Speedway officials have announced that the traditional season-opening special, originally scheduled March 8 and 9 and then postponed to March 15 and 16, has now been canceled.  This is the first time in Spring Nationals’ 25-year history the entire event has been lost to weather; the last time a single nightly program was snowed out was 2014. BEATRICE, Neb. – Winter weather will be the winner of Spring Nationals.center_img “Scheduling is another issue,” he added, noting upcoming early-season events at area tracks. “We want to be a good neighbor.” IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact drivers who entered early will receive refunds by mail.last_img read more

Hunters lose 27-20 to Capras


first_imgFour tries to the Capras in the first half gave them a 20-4 lead at the break.The Hunters put themselves right back into the game when utility Noel Zeming crossed over to score two minutes into the second half.Zeming converted his own try to narrow the deficit to 20-10.The Hunters continued to put pressure on the Capras defence, launching wave after wave of attack threatening to score more points.This turned into points in the 61st minute when quick hands on the fifth tackle produced an overlap for winger Adex Wera to score out wide.Zeming found his mark striking the ball between the posts to set up a big finish for the match.All the momentum was with the Hunters and they were in again to score four minutes later when halfback Atte Bina Wabo spread the ball out to the wing for fullback Stargoth Amean to dummy and step in to score to level the game.Zeming’s attempt to convert was unsuccessful as his kick sailed wide.The last 10 minutes of play was where the Capras won the match.Halfback Matthew Minto struck a field goal in the 72 minute to put his side in front.But the win was sealed in the 77th minute when the Capras turned defence into attack after fullback Reece Baker caught the ball on the full from a Wabo bomb to run 70 metres to score.Minto added the extras right on the full time siren to cap off one of the biggest upsets of the 2016 Intrust Super Cup competition for the 7th placed Capras to beat the Hunters, who are sitting in 3rd  place in the competition.last_img read more

Guyanese people are not incapable of logical thought


first_imgDear Editor,In a letter to the Editor on May 15, 2017, I expressed serious concerns following (then) Minister of Natural Resources Honourable Raphael Trotman’s statement on the Production Sharing Agreement with ExxonMobil whereby it was noted that “ExxonMobil is allowed to recover expenditure as part of the contract, this is easily understood. What is not clear is exactly what expenditure, is it the expenditure to the point of discovery? Do we have a figure of how much it cost ExxonMobil to discover the Liza field well and is that the amount to be recovered by ExxonMobil or is it that we will have to repay all of ExxonMobil’s subsequent costs as they continue to explore?”That was over two years ago, answers were never provided, for no doubt they were dismissed as ‘non-expert’. Sadly, the Government is now asking the International Monetary Fund the same questions. The concluding statement of the 2019 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Article IV Mission to Guyana states: “authorities have indicated their concerns that the absence of a ring-fencing arrangement in the Stabroek Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) could potentially affect the projected flow of Government oil revenues”.The harsh truth is that this omission from the PSA could not be made if the persons negotiating on the behalf of the Guyanese people applied logic, common sense, if you will, and genuine concern for the future wellbeing that oil revenues could provide. The adviser on petroleum to the President, Jan Mangal, now claims to have been absent from negotiations. No special knowledge of ‘oil and gas’ was required; just honest care, we may never know if the negotiations were so poorly done due to negligence, corruption, deficient logic or basic stupidity; what I do know, is that no Administration that cares so little for the future wellbeing of its people, should ever be elected again. The Guyanese people are not incapable of logical thought and we know the clichéd “fool me once” applies in spades.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more