More Americans Living Past 100, But Do You Really Want To?

- By Bossip Staff

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According to a report by the CDC, centenarians are still pretty uncommon, but there’s been a massive increase in the number of people living and thriving over 100. Specifically, they’ve gone from 50,281 in 2000 to a whopping 72,194 in 2014. Guess there’s something in the water. The National Vital Statistics System’s mortality data found that even though there was an increase in death rates for centenarians from 2000 to 2008, especially for non-Hispanic Whites (who have the highest rate of death), then Black people, followed by Hispanic centenarians, there was quite the decrease through 2014. The top five causes of death for all centenarians included heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, cancer, and influenza and pneumonia. But the number of centenarians dying of Alzheimer’s increased significantly (119 percent) between 2000 and 2014… Knowing that there are more and more centenarians, would you like to be one of them?
[MadameNoire]

What Would You Do If A Sales Clerk Told Your Daughter She Needs Spanx?

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A Kansas mother’s open letter to a store clerk at a Dillard’s location in Wichita has gone viral based on the sheer disgust many feel as a result of the sale’s associate’s actions. While many women are fans of Spanx — the shapewear sent from on high making body con dress dreams a reality for all body types — most would balk at the idea of someone suggesting we wear one, and even more so if that unsolicited suggestion was handed to our teen daughter right in front of our face. That’s exactly what happened to Megan Naramore Harris and her 13 yer old as they were shopping for dresses for a school formal. Harris was so upset by the experience, she told her entire Facebook community about the ordeal in a letter to the saleswoman… What would you do in this situation?
[MadameNoire]

B.o.B Drops A Song About His “The Earth Is Flat” Struggle

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B.o.B is standing firm (see what we did there?) on his the Earth is really flat and not a sphere theory. Despite Neil deGrasse Tyson trying to explain to him his folly, the Atlanta rapper dropped a song called “Flatline” doubling down on his stance.
“Am I paranoid? Picture Malcolm X in a room full of pigs, trying not to bust a sweat/Aye, Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest/They’ll probably write that man one hell of a check,” spits Bobby Ray. The song even includes a quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson, that really doesn’t help his cause, though.
[HipHopWired]


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