These articles are worth a look. I became an early pensioner today, so everything is not all bad.
Pensions in the United States Thank you, Sisters of Charity, for my pension plan
Study Hints That Statins Might Fight Breast Cancer (more advances in breast cancer research)
The Upside Benefit for Women of Guaranteed Income in Retirement (women do live longer than men)
and finally, just for a chuckle, here is one of the cards daughter Julie sent me for my birthday:
Happy Birthday to me, just another old broad :o) And thank you, Gene, for my new red leather loveseat where I can plot, plan, knit, read, converse, watch tv, and generally thoroughly enjoy my retirement.