Older Does Mean Wiser
Is getting old a depressing thought?
It doesn't have to be. Psychological Medicine reports that researchers from the Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre at the Australian National University examined all accessible reports of depression and aging.
And what they found was that there's actually a drop in the rate of depression and anxiety as people age. In long-term studies, even people who had problems of anxiety and depression when they were younger stopped having these problems when they got old.
There's one caveat. The researchers really can't tell if the older people really feel better, or if they no longer understand all the things they should be upset about.
Pun of the day March 28, 2003
Manufacturing contact lenses is harder than meets the eye.
This day in music On March 28
2000 Former Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page accepts "substantial" libel damages and a public apology at London's high court over a magazine article that accuses him of contributing to the death of former bandmate John Bonham.
1999 Raymond Rogers, who performed under the name Freaky Tah in the hip-hop group the Lost Boyz, is fatally shot in New York. Rogers, 28, is fired on by an unidentified black male wearing a ski cap as he leaves a hotel at 3:57 a.m., police say.
1998 Paul Simon and Derek Walcott's musical, "The Capeman" - the subject of savage reviews - closes on Broadway.
1995 Singer Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts publicly announce a legal separation after 21 months of marriage. It was the first marriage for both.
1993 Buddy Red Bow, a Lakota country and western singer whose songs were popular in Indian country, dies in Rapid City, S.D., at age 44. Red Bow recorded three albums and many singles, and his best-known songs included ``Indian Love Song'' and ``Run Indian Run.'' As an actor, he appeared in such films as ``Young Guns'' and ``Powwow Highway.''
1986 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Rock Me Amadeus,'' Falco. The Austrian singer says he was inspired to write the song about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart after seeing the movie ``Amadeus.''
1974 The Raspberries split up. The group's biggest hit is ``Go All the Way,'' which went all the way to No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1972.
1971 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me),'' The Temptations.
1968 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay,'' Otis Redding. The song reaches No. 1 three months after Redding is killed in a plane crash near Madison, Wis.
1951 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``If,'' Perry Como.
Today's birthdays People born on March 28
Julia Stiles (1981): Actress whose first big movie performance was in the film The Devil’s Own, playing the role of Harrison Ford’s daughter. After appearing in the television miniseries "The 60s", Stiles returned to the silver screen to enjoy leading roles in the films Wicked, 10 Things I Hate About You and Down to You. Recently, Stiles could be seen in an acclaimed remake of Hamlet, and the blockbuster teen flick Save the Last Dance.
Vince Vaughn (1970): Actor whose first major role was in the 1996 film, Swingers. In 1998, he recreated the role of troubled motel owner, Norman Bates, in the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s horror flick, Psycho. Vaughn has also starred in the films The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Return to Paradise and Clay Pigeons. In 2000, Vince appeared opposite pop diva, Jennifer Lopez, in the psychological thriller The Cell.
Bart Conner (1958): American Gymnast and three-time Olympian who reached the apex of his sport at the 1984 Olympic games, winning a gold medal in the parallel bars on the strength of two perfect scores. As a result, he was part of the gold medal-winning U.S. men's team that year in Los Angeles. Conner also won a gold medal in the parallel bars at the 1979 World Championships. Now a gymnastics broadcaster, Conner is married to 1976 gymnastics all-around gold medallist, Nadia Comaneci.
Ronnie Ray Smith (1949): Member of the 1968 United States Olympic Track and Field Team. As the third leg of the men’s sprint relay squad (4 x 100m), he helped the team achieve a world record 38.2 victory and a gold medal.
Dianne Wiest (1948): Actress whose first starring role was in the 1982 film, I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can. In 1987, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the Woody Allen feature, Hannah and Her Sisters. In 1994, she was awarded the Best Supporting Actress Oscar once again for her role in another Woody Allen picture, Bullets Over Broadway. Other films starring Wiest include Footloose, The Lost Boys, Parenthood, Edward Scissorhands and The Horse Whisperer.
Ken Howard (1944): Star of the 1973 television series "Adam’s Rib", and the 1974 television drama "The Manhunter". Howard is probably best known, however, for playing the role of Ken Reeves, a retired pro-basketball player who takes a job coaching high school ball, on the television series "The White Shadow". He was also cast in the popular 1983 TV miniseries, "The Thorn Birds", and in the feature films The Net and At First Sight.
This day in history On March 28
1797 Nathaniel Briggs patented the washing machine.
1834 The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
1854 The Crimean War began with Britain and France declaring war on Russia.
1865 Outdoor advertising legislation was enacted in New York State. The law banned "painting on stones, rocks and trees."
1885 The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S.
1898 The Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the U.S. to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen. This meant that they could not be deported under the Chinese Exclusion Act.
1917 During World War I the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was founded.
1921 U.S. President Warren Harding named William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States.
1939 The Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to Francisco Franco.
1979 A major accident occurred at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.
1986 More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties played "We are the World" simultaneously at 10:15 a.m. EST.
1990 In Britain, a joint Anglo-U.S. "sting" operation ended with the seizure of 40 capacitors, which can be used in the trigger mechanism of a nuclear weapon.
Daily trivia March 28, 2003
Question: Why do ostriches stick their heads in the sand?
Answer: To look for water
Your fortune for today...
Whoever said life isn't fair was cheating.
Research takes on a new dimension when you are the data. A broad initiative plays well with someone that sits waiting to be impressed. Exercise your body, your mind and your rights.
You don't know whom to trust. Consolidate in a hurry before you feel the pain of overextending. Obsessively checking on the safety of your valuables could bring them to the wrong person's attention.
Expansion and rearrangement are no big deal. Learn the song or dance that you were always putting off for another day. You get so wrapped up in performing that the sound of applause may come as a surprise.
Partners begin to wonder about each other. People who want the same thing face a wide range of differences on other subjects. The real test lies in how you handle yourself once you stray from common ground.
People can think highly of one another and still disagree bitterly. More friction won't help an issue that's already charged. Take this potential for disaster and turn it into something wonderful instead.
The same old thing doesn't work so well. You've been meaning to switch over for ages and this is the time. As long as you're getting new equipment, why not clean out the files and redecorate while you're at it?
Both politics and retail are ugly business these days. Speech writers and designers can make or break you -- pay them well for their services. Try to see this as a joke.
The party may be ending, but you're still meeting and greeting. You have an impressive grasp on a wide array of regional customs. Right now, it's a fine day in the global village.
Changes won't happen on Capricorn's watch. You enforce the status quo with absolute mastery. Next week you'll need to be more flexible, but as for right now -- don't give an inch.
Deep connections don't have to be visible from the outside. Many would be amazed to learn the range of your mind and the power of your soul. Wade into an aimless crowd and charge it up with a sense of purpose.
Realism counts for a lot. Dwelling on the memories or possibilities of there and then will affect your abilities here and now. Patience is your strongest virtue. Focus is your most valuable tool.
Beauty Tip For The Day
To achieve a radiant glow, try squeezing an orange and using your finger tips to pat the juice onto your face. The liquid will evaporate leaving your skin glowing and you will also get the added benefits of the antioxidant vitamin C.
Do not go baggy when dressing, because this style only adds weight to your figure. Balance out your outfit by wearing a full skirt and then a fitted shirt or a flowing blouse with fitted pants.