Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough - Groucho Marx
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So, you’ve turned the big 50. You have a job, a house, a few kids, a couple of divorces under your belt, and you eat kale. 50 isn’t that bad. Isn’t it supposed to be the new 30? After all, for a middle-aged person you’re pretty happy with the way you look and feel. However, and I really hate to break it to you, you are not middle-aged. Do you really think you’ll live to be 100? Probably not, especially when you realize that the average American life expectancy is 78.88. So, you know what that means? It means that you my friend, are well over middle-age. You are closer to senior citizen. Sorry.
But what if I told you that living to…
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