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Everyone who is older wants to look younger. The number of products available is astronomical.  It is a wonder that they all stay in business.  There are lotions and potions, supplements, exercises and various products that only a licensed physician can provide. Those include Botox, face lifts, light therapy and more. The number of ads for this is staggering.  If it wasn’t for the older generation, many of these companies would be out of business.  People who abuse themselves their entire lives with drinking, smoking, lack of exercise, eating fast food, high caloric intakes on a daily basis, are the ones who once they discover they are going to die if they don’t change their ways, are their best customers.  Too little too late is usually the case.  However, while they are trying to hold onto life, they will spend any amount of money, do anything and try anything to make themselves well again and look younger.  The hair loss industry loves this as well.  Everyday I see adverts for thinning hair, going bald, losing hair, etc.  The amount of money spent to save a person’s hair is enough to feed a family of three for a week.  Sure we all want to look younger as we age but if you abused yourself your entire life, unless you have large sums of money for plastic surgery and are willing to give up your old ways, it is never going to happen.  Not that this has anything to do with the Good Gus series, it’s just that once again today older women are showing off  on internet their bikinis just to prove they do look younger.  The series can be found online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” does have characters, particularly females,  who wish to look younger, but the younger men come along to steal all their money and for a brief period they do believe the are younger and beautiful. The book is available online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

 Why are people obsessed with what celebrities are doing, sports stars, their behavior and what they are wearing?  Anything new that a person wears is practically major news.  All these celebrities bought their clothes somewhere.  Whatever their attire may be is probably available for sale in non-designer shops.  It seems though, whatever they wear becomes instantly popular and must be purchased immediately.  Is it possible the purchasers  are obsessed because they do not feel their clothes are adequate and that they must duplicate the rich and famous?  There was an article recently about a woman who was so obsessed with Melina Trump, that she had eight plastic surgeries just to look like her.  She was an attractive girl, but now she is no longer unique.  She looks like someone else.  I wonder how her family and friends feel about it.  Take a look at the sports figures.  If they date, move to another team, have a temper tantrum, or as many of them do now, commit a crime, their obsessed fans need every detail and every fact.  There is nothing wrong with enjoying sports, but playing would be better.  It gives you exercise, plus a social outlet.  When my son started T-Ball, I did have to watch baseball games to figure out what they were doing.  However, they were games and nothing more.  The former Dallas Cowboys coach, Tom Landry, dressed professionally for every game.  In addition, he expected a code of ethics from all of the players he managed.  People who become obsessed with celebrities should really examine the behavior of these people.  Many of them behave and dress inappropriately.  Just because you are famous and rich doesn’t mean you should forget the manners and the right way to act that your mother taught you.  In the Good Gus series no one was obsessed with anything except Bad Bart who really wanted chocolate ice cream.  The series is available on Kindle worldwide.  If you are obsessed with reading, that is a good thing.  Take a moment to read “Misplaced Trust” which is located on the following fine websites:  24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

The adverts for anti-aging are overwhelming.  A number of the advertisers use headline grabbers to entice people to open up their ads only to see another new product for anti-aging.  The creams, lotions, powders, nutritional supplements, are just the openers.  There is also Botox, equipment to remove wrinkles without surgery, plus various pieces of equipment that guarantee to smooth out anyone’s face and possibly neck.  Do they all work? Obviously, plastic surgery is successful but at a high price.  You can see the before and after results, which is fairly clear when you see any Hollywood celebrity who has had the procedures.  Some go so far as to have full body lifts.  It has to be quite painful.  However, for the average individual, lotions and potions appear their best possible solutions.  Many people consider nutritional supplements and buy just about everything that is advertised or that they think will help with anti-aging.  HGH is very popular but only the real product which is a prescription is most effective.  There is a product entitled ‘Telomeres’ which is quite costly.  If you look at the ingredients of the products sold as anti-aging Telomeres, you will find vitamins, enzymes and some herbs.  A class action lawsuit was brought against Telomerase Activation Sciences (TA Sciences) in New York in 2012.  The claim was that their anti-aging products didn’t work.  The man filing the initial lawsuit developed cancer and claims that the anti-aging products caused it.  It is doubtful.  The best ways to fight aging are the exact same things our parents, doctors, schools, and just about every article in a book, magazine, or on the internet tells us.  Reduce your caloric intake is a starter particularly if you are overweight.  Eat right and the pounds will drop off.  How often were you told to eat your veggies?  My son knows that you have to eat varies colors of vegetables as well.  He even told a doctor when he was a boy how important it was.  Exercise on a daily basis and work your heart.  If you haven’t exercised in years, try swimming.  It’s low resistance, low impact exercise which is a good way to begin a fitness program.  Walking is good but not at a snail’s pace.  Start off just walking and then gradually increase your speed.  Anyone who lives in a country that walks everywhere, as I have, you learn to speed up your pace as you have somewhere to be or a bus to catch. Stimulate your mind.  Reading is good along with lively conversation.  Even practicing puzzles or mind challenging games can refresh your brain.  The obvious sleep is very important.  Last but not least, consider supplements but not in high doses.  Read about anything before you make a purchase.  The individuals working in shops can advise you but remember they are not professionals nor do they have a degree in nutrition.  A visit to a nutritionist may make a difference with his or her recommendations and advice.  In the Good Gus Series, eating right and exercise were never an anti-aging issue.  The books are available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If you are hoping to stimulate your mind fighting anti-aging, “Misplaced Trust” is a great way to start.  The book is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd and Tolino.  Two days until the big day at the Cotuit Library.  Hope to see you there!

 Now that we are a few months into the new year and spring is just around the corner, the barrage of diets  in magazines, the internet, and ads are almost everywhere.  Obviously, the old advice to eat less and exercise more is not what people want to hear.  Everyone who is thinking of losing weight wants a quick fix.  So, naturally, the fads for diets is rampart.  Losing weight for anyone is not an easy task.  There is so much food readily available in most countries that it is almost impossible to be unable to resist eating too much.  Not to mention, commercials and ads especially on the TV showing a variety of foods and snacks.  They try to make it tantalizing so you will run out and purchase their products.  In the end, it destroys the will power that dieters are trying to keep.  The fads offer everything from cleanses, starvation, fasting, to the Atkins Diet Plan, no carbs at all, etc.  Many of these programs do work if a person has the willpower and strength to hold fast to the plan.  All too often, though, without realizing, people invite them to an event, or even just coffee and they end up  at a shop where there are delightful aromas and they are overpowering.  There are also a few programs that celebrities promote to lose weight where you purchase the food weekly.  Probably quite costly.  In western countries that have an abundance of food, surgical bypass of the stomach is a popular option.  It basically doesn’t allow a person to eat nearly as much as food.  There is also liposuction which if a person is grossly overweight has to occur in stages and then there is plastic surgery for the excess skin.  When you think about, the old adage eat right, exercise, get plenty of fresh air and avoid stress are probably the best ways to lose weight.  Fad diets will come and go but they never last and there are always complications.  Maybe the best part about fad diets is that whoever puts them together becomes rich.  Everyone worked very hard everyday in the Good Gus Series so diets were never given a thought.  The books are available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If you are dieting and having trouble focusing, take a break and read “Misplaced Trust.” It is available on Kindle, Nook, Apple and several popular e-book websites.

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