If you were a teenager at a party in the mid-1960s, and you yearned to get up close and personal with someone else, slow dancing wasn't much of an option unless you wanted to look like a square who couldn't do the Frug.
If you were a teen or young adult in the 1970s and 1980s, the brand-name Atari was synonymous with cutting-edge cool - and not just because of that classic 1978 TV commercial in which a little kid bests Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
How many times have I said, "Life's not fair"??? We've discussed how inches really make a difference. I've talked about how you can either be in the game or on the sidelines. Sunday during the Super Bowl, each and every one of those analogies rang true, even up to the very last play of the game. Tom Brady chunked a Hail Mary pass and it could have gone either way. It was just as great a possibility for that ball to have been caught as it was intercepted. For 4 seconds, millions of people gasped as they waited to see the outcome of that pass.
Let's start 2012 out on the right foot, the correct path, a good mindset, have the best intentions, etc etc, etc. No, I'm not going to talk to you about personal resolutions. I'm not going to give you five steps to healthier living or have you add blueberries to you daily food pyramid. Nor am I going to tell you to drink more water, eat less red meat, walk faster or sleep more. However, all those are excellent recommendations; I should try them myself.
I can remember the very first time I saw The Wizard of Oz. I sat cross-legged on my parents bed, staring up at the television. I don't think I moved an inch until the Wicked Witch and Dorothy fought in the castle hallway, sending me running!
Want to stay brain healthy? Our friends on the Brain Health page of AARP.org offer 50 ways to stay healthy between the ears. A number of the recommendations involve feeding your noodle Omega 3s (I'm looking at you, walnuts!). One recommendation involves playing video games. According to a new study, one game in particular, Tetris, may be particularly conducive to good brain health. Who knew a game I play for pure procrastination purposes could also be so good for me!
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