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26-02-2008
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Reading that is a great way for me to make myself even more paranoid than I already am.

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27-02-2008
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Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering
experience…I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you
imagine. Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
people who are reckless with yours. Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with
yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe
you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever
own.. Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for
good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than
it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen…

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27-02-2008
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whoa laurette, that's some awesome isht.

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I didn't mean to make anyone paranoid
It's just that this list made me notice how naive I am. I'm 17 and I've been jogging through the parc at night although everybody told me it was dangerous, esp. because someone's already been beaten up at that place. Or after clubbing I walked home at 3 am alone...

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It's okay. I can still sleep at night. This is why I avoid horror type movies though, especially ones with a storyline of things that can actually happen.

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I wouldn't worry too much over #9 in the list laurette posted, as it's not true. It's a classic example of one of those hoax emails sent out to millions of people, which you can tell by the lack of any definite information. Still, it's vital to know what to do 'just in case.'

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Haha I'm even more paranoid than before!! But it's generally safe here. Thanks for the tip..

Well mine are:
Wear sunscreen, avoid the sun, if you want a tan use FAKE tanners.
Take care of your body
Don't smoke
Don't drink excessively
And don't do drugs, kids!
Take your chances, don't be afraid, especially career-wise (should be telling this to myself)
Learn and read and watch and absorb and travel as much as possible.

I'm 20 years old and I feel like the dumbest person in the world (ok exaggerating)- I feel like I need to read more books, know more things. You can never be knowledgeable enough!

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I'm 20 years old and I feel like the dumbest person in the world (ok exaggerating)- I feel like I need to read more books, know more things. You can never be knowledgeable enough!
Great advice! Time spent on tFS or in front of the TV could be used exercising our minds and filling it with useful information found in books.

You can never be knowledgeable enough! You're 100% right, mlsnts!

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Speaking of reading, stupid television has made me go back to books, especially things like E! News.

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Great advice! Time spent on tFS or in front of the TV could be used exercising our minds and filling it with useful information found in books.

You can never be knowledgeable enough! You're 100% right, mlsnts!
I feel pretty guilty about this sometimes, actually. I don't watch a lot of television (the Travel Channel, if anything), but I do feel like I could be doing something else with the time I spend on tFS (but, ahh, how I love it!). Anyone else?

Definitely agree about knowledgeability. Get to know your local library.

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I feel pretty guilty about this sometimes, actually. I don't watch a lot of television (the Travel Channel, if anything), but I do feel like I could be doing something else with the time I spend on tFS (but, ahh, how I love it!). Anyone else?
I feel your pain ... Most of the time I'm only lurking around and I know I should study for my exams...

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I feel your pain ... Most of the time I'm only lurking around and I know I should study for my exams...
same here

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I have a random one. Keep a bottle or glass of water by your bed and as soon as you wake up in the morning, drink 5 gulps. It's a great habit to get into now that will help you with overall health in the future. It gets rid of any toxins and immediately hydrates the body after sleep.

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01-03-2008
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^Good call.

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I have to second the tanning bed one, one of my good friends tans and you would think she's 25, not barely 21. I have never tanned in a tanning bed and yeah, my skin may look old but at least I'm not orange.

Also water, it's a pain in the buttocks for me, but Crystal Light is a godsend. During the summer I try and drink a pitcher a day-but my store is so hot that you get thirsty very easily and it's an easy way to get the recommended 64 ounces of water a day in-if not even more.

Start your anti-aging stuff young. A lady recommended to me (because I told her I had an interest in Botox) that I start young if I do Botox, because it will then help build up the collagen and keep me looking younger longer (I have one problem area and that's my forehead, notably the area between the brows).

Do not consume any alcohol. Do not smoke. Those should be obvious, but they're bad for you. I don't care what the studies say about wine and its so-called benefits...alcohol is bad for your liver.

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