UK centenarian says the secret to a long life is avoiding relationship stress.
When we’re lucky enough to come across someone who’s lived a long life and is still around to tell us about it, we like to know the secret to their success. And for Madeline Dye, a 106-year-old woman in the UK, she says the key to longevity is single life.
Dye was born in 1912 and was a bookbinder until she retired, and in her many years on Earth, one thing she’s never had is a boyfriend. So the 106-year-old says she’s enjoyed a long life because she “avoided the stresses” that can come with relationships and marriages.
According to Dye’s niece, Diana Heaton, her aunt didn’t even live in a nursing home until she had a bad fall at 103. She has always been independent and still walks without a cane now. Dye gets herself dressed and hangs out and socializes with other residents in the common room Heaton says she’s never lost her great sense of humor.
“Whenever anyone asks her about her past romances or if she has a husband, she says, ‘I’ve never had one, that’s why I’m this age’” Heaton explains. But Dye’s long life could also have something to do with the daily two-mile walk she took to work, up a steep hill, which she did a couple times a day.
Source: New York Post
A brewery in Stockholm, Sweden has launched a new beer brand made with recycled sewage water.
In an attempt to raise awareness about the ability to turn wastewater into safe drinking water, a brewery in Stockholm, Sweden has launched a new beer brand made with recycled sewage water.
Aptly called PU:REST, the new beer crafted by Stockholm’s Nya Carnegiebryggeriet (New Carnegie Brewery) in collaboration with the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) and Carlsberg is supposed to convince people that “second-hand water” can be as clean as normal tap water. IVL claims that the challenge to get people to drink recycled water is not a technological one, but a psychological one, so what better way to convince consumers of the purity of treated wastewater than using it to create a beer.
PU:REST just launched in Sweden on May 25th, and it’s already being called “crap beer” on social media, but its creators remain hopeful that it will help change the general opinion about recycled wastewater.
“The difficulties in getting this relatively cost- and energy-efficient method to be used for the production of drinking water is not technical but primarily emotional,” said Staffan Filipsson, project manager at IVL. “The recycled water is as pure and safe as normal tap water, but most people are still skeptical about actual drinking purified wastewater.”
You can currently try PU:REST at New Carnegie Brewery’s restaurant in Stockholm, or wait until it goes on sale at select restaurants and festivals across Sweden, on July 2nd. Enjoy!