It turns out marriage, like spinach and daily cardio, is not only good for you—it could prolong your life. According to the American Journal of Sociology, 88% of married men live to the age of 65, while only 63% of never-married men, 65% of divorced men, and 69% of widowed men do. (%*$#hhem...yes, that's the sound of us clearing our collective throats because there's nary a mention of how long we women can expect to keep kickin'.) But, a new book, The Good-For-You Marriage: How a Better Marriage Can Improve Your Health, Prolong Your Life, and Ensure Your Happiness, hopes to help both halves of married couples find and keep the kind of relationship that's akin to eating a lifetime of Wheaties. We hope the advice works—and not just because it's just the kind of resolution-y thing we love sinking our teeth into this time of year. Available at www.amazon.com
This piece of paradise is about as remote as it gets, and can only be reached by private boat. Located near the small fishing village Ruarwe on the northern shore of Africa's Malawi lake, this eco-lodge is surrounded by cascading waterfalls, mango trees, and jungle canopies. Their restaurant and bar lies within the granite boulders of an ancient waterfall and is lush with vegetarian snacks as well as a myriad of fresh fruit alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Between Nkhata Bay and Chitimba, Boghoyo, Malawi
Photo: Lake Paradise