Frankie Says Relax : Blog Of The Nation Want to live to a ripe old age? Relax!
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Frankie Says Relax

Want to live a long life? Relax. Seriously. According to a new study, not being neurotic correlates with living to a ripe old age. From study author Thomas Perls, director of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University Medical Center:

"We've seen centenarians go through huge amounts of stress, and time and time again they've shown us how ... it doesn't get to them."

That'll definitely make me think twice before getting all riled up about something that really doesn't rate. Likeability and a large social circle also seem to support a long life. Maybe nice guys really do finish last — and that's a good thing!