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d) Your whites get grayer

A: b) your pupils get smaller. By age 60, your pupils may be roughly one-third the size they were at age 20 and take longer to adjust in size to darkness or brightness.

Fit to Be Tried

There are thousands of exercises, and you've only got one body, but that doesn't mean you can't try them all. Having strong gluteus or buttocks muscles can help prevent lower back pain, weak core muscles and hip pain. Stand in front of a countertop, holding onto it for balance. Tap one foot behind you and exhale to lift your leg off the floor, squeezing your glutes. Try lifting it 15 times, then hold it at the top and pulse 15 times. Make sure to keep both hips squared to the countertop.

Curtain Calls

 

In 1944, inventor Thomas Midgley Jr. accidentally strangled himself to death with the cord of a pulley-operated mechanical bed of his own design.

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