Sue’s List #35
Welcome to Sue's List, a curated collection of extraordinary experiences and lifestyle inspirations. Here, we explore the realms of livable yachts that redefine oceanic opulence, delve into the secrets of super-aging for a life well-lived, and indulge in the dreamiest luxury rental that graces the skyline of New York City. Sue's List is your passport to the exceptional, your guide to the remarkable, and your key to unlocking a world of possibilities.
The Science of Super-Aging: Living Past 100 and Beyond
As the pages of time turn and the years roll on, one thing becomes increasingly clear: the way we're wired has a lot to do with whether we'll live to 100. But here's the exciting twist – it's not the only factor at play. So, for those of us with genes that might feel a tad ill-fitting, there's still hope!
Zoom out for a moment, and envision a world where the oldest and fittest baby boomers are gracefully aging into their triple-digit years. Over the next quarter-century, as medicine continues to unveil new ways to tackle heart disease and cancer, more of us than ever before will have the privilege of seeing our 100th birthday.
But why does it matter, you ask? Well, here's the scoop: When it comes to longevity, our behaviors are the real MVPs, accounting for a whopping 75% of what gets us to the sprightly age of 90. Think about things like diet, exercise, and sun exposure – they're the driving forces. Our genes? Well, they play a respectable 25% role in this grand longevity production.
But wait, there's a twist in the script! Once we venture beyond the age of 90, the genetic spotlight takes center stage, decisively guiding us through the final lap towards 100.
Now, let's not forget the sage advice from dozens of longevity experts and centenarians, including a vibrant 112-year-old – they've shared their golden nuggets of wisdom. Here are five life hacks to squeeze the most out of those precious genes and behaviors:
Chill Out: Toxic stress is the enemy of longevity. It's like a drain on your life's energy reserves. Biologist Martin Picard of Columbia University says stress triggers a release of hormones that hamper our cells' longevity-promoting activities. If there's a way to ease or avoid stress, do it.
Keep Moving: Supercentenarian Herlda Senhouse's best advice? Keep moving! At 112, she's dining out regularly, attending church, and even playing the slots at a casino near Boston. Even a bit of brisk vacuuming, experts say, can benefit both body and mind.
Get Your Zs: In a world that encourages maximum productivity, sleep hygiene often takes a backseat. Yet, the American College of Cardiology reveals that healthy sleep habits can boost life expectancy by 4.7 years for men and 2.4 years for women.
Stay Connected: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has recently declared loneliness and isolation a public health crisis. The National Institute on Aging equates their impact to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. So, keep those connections alive!
Think Positive: Maria Branyas Morera, the world's oldest living person at 116, swears by looking on the bright side. It's more than just wishful thinking; a study of nearly 160,000 U.S. women aged 50 to 79 found that those who scored highest for optimism were 10% more likely to live beyond 90.
In conclusion, while there are steps we can take to optimize our chances of reaching the coveted 100-year mark, living past 105 requires hitting all five numbers in the genetic lottery – and maybe even the Powerball. So, embrace your quirks, practice these life hacks, and who knows? You might just unlock the secret to a super-aging journey that takes you beyond the century mark and into the record books!
THE BIG 100: The New World of Super-Aging, (https://www.amazon.com/Big-100-New-World-Super-Aging/dp/163576856X) out Oct. 3.
Luxury Livable Yachts
Imagine cruising the azure waters of the Mediterranean or gliding through the Caribbean, not on an ordinary yacht, but aboard a floating condo. Yes, you heard that right - yachts that look like condos with flat roofs and an open floor plan are the latest trend in nautical opulence.
Picture this: You step onto the deck of your floating paradise, and instead of the traditional sleek lines of a yacht, you're greeted by a structure that resembles a modern apartment building, complete with a flat rooftop terrace. You can choose from a free float with a regular anchoring system, or 4 spuds for complete stability and the ability to lift off the water. This provides next-level safety, comfort, and stability over the water. These yacht condos are the epitome of luxury and comfort on the high seas.
The open floor plan inside these floating palaces is designed for maximum relaxation and enjoyment. Gone are the cramped cabins and narrow hallways of traditional yachts. Instead, you'll find spacious living areas with floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the stunning ocean views right into your living room. You can lounge on plush sofas, cook gourmet meals in a fully-equipped kitchen, or dine al fresco on your rooftop terrace.
One of the standout features of these yacht condos is the sense of space. The open layout seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoor deck, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Whether you're sipping champagne in the jacuzzi on the rooftop, sunbathing on a plush lounge chair, or dining under the stars, you'll feel like you're living in a luxurious penthouse that just happens to float.
The flat rooftop is a game-changer. It's a multifunctional space that can be transformed to suit your mood. Want to host a cocktail party with friends? No problem. The rooftop can be turned into a chic lounge area with a bar and plenty of seating. Craving a private escape? Set up a romantic dinner for two with a 360-degree view of the sea. It's your own personal slice of paradise.
So, if you're ready to sail the high seas in style, keep an eye out for these yacht condos. They're the future of luxury yachting, where the open floor plan meets the open ocean, and adventure knows no bounds. Get ready to set sail and live the condo life on the water!
Arkup Livable Yachts (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox)
Living the Dream: Luxury Rentals in NYC - Where Dreams Come True (Temporarily)
Picture this: It's a crisp October morning in the heart of New York City. The leaves are turning shades of red and gold, and there's a slight chill in the air. You wake up in a lavish penthouse suite with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a breathtaking view of the iconic Manhattan skyline and Central Park. Welcome to the world of luxury rentals in the city that never sleeps.
In the Big Apple, where dreams are made and broken, there's a unique category of living spaces that cater to those who desire the finest things in life but prefer the freedom of not being tied down by property ownership. These luxury rentals are the playgrounds of the rich and famous, where you can live like a celebrity for a while, without the commitment of a mortgage.
Imagine sipping your morning coffee on a private terrace overlooking Central Park, where the city's hustle and bustle feel like a distant hum. You can indulge in a fully-equipped kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a marble-clad bathroom that rivals a spa retreat, and a spacious living room where every piece of furniture is a work of art. It's not just a place to stay; it's an experience.
One of the newest luxury rental buildings in the city is The Anagram Columbus Circle. Its name says it all. This high-rise haven offers amenities that feel like they belong in a five-star resort - a state-of-the-art fitness center, a rooftop with panoramic views, and a lifestyle manager that caters to your every whim. Living here, even if only temporarily, is like being on an extended vacation in your own private oasis.
Luxury rentals in NYC aren't just about the living spaces; they're about the lifestyle. From Broadway shows to Michelin-starred restaurants, the city offers a world of entertainment at your doorstep. You can stroll through Central Park, shop on Fifth Avenue, or dine at trendy eateries in the West Village. And when you're done with the excitement, retreat to your luxurious temporary home.
But the best part of luxury rentals in New York City is that you don't have to worry about the responsibilities that come with homeownership. No property taxes, no maintenance headaches, and no long-term commitments. You can enjoy the city to the fullest without the baggage of property ownership.
If you find yourself yearning for a taste of the high life in the city that never sleeps, consider a luxury rental. It's a ticket to the glamorous world of New York City, where you can live your dreams, even if it's just for a little while.
Anagram Columbus Circle (https://anagramcolumbuscircle.com/)
For Small Peeps
Let's Get Brickin'! Advanced LEGO Robotics for Grades 3-5
Are your little Einsteins ready for a brick-tastic adventure that's bound to unleash their inner mad scientist? Well, clear your calendars because, on Sunday, October 8th, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT, at the Westport Library it's time for some LEGO magic!
🌟 Introducing "Advanced LEGO Robotics" 🌟
Calling all future engineers, tech wizards, and creative geniuses in grades 3-5! This is your golden ticket to a world where bricks become bots and imagination takes flight.
Meet in the McCall Room #216 for an epic LEGO-building extravaganza that's absolutely FREE!
🧒 Grades 3-5: This event is tailor-made for brilliant young minds in grades 3 through 5. So, if your child fits the bill, don't miss this chance to ignite their passion for robotics.
🚀 Limit 12 Students: To ensure a quality hands-on experience, the class size is limited to 12 students. So, reserve your spot ASAP before they're all snapped up!
💥 Registration Required: The secret to securing your seat at the LEGO Robotics table? Registration! Be sure to sign up in advance to guarantee your spot in this brickin' adventure.
This is a free program for those who attend. Because of the limited number of students, you will be charged $25 upon registration. Your deposit will be refunded less credit card processing fees upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to [email protected]
a week before the program starts AND we can fill your spot. Registration is NOT transferable. A caregiver must remain in Library during the class.
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