8 Ways Your Warranty Expires when You Hit 40

Photo by: Dawn Damalas Meehan
Stamina
Remember when you could stay out all night with friends having a good ole time? You still can. It's just that "staying out all night" now means "home and in bed by... more 
Photo by: Dawn Damalas Meehan
Stamina
Remember when you could stay out all night with friends having a good ole time? You still can. It's just that "staying out all night" now means "home and in bed by 10 pm."
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Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:38 PM EST

When I moved into my house a year and a half ago, I got a new refrigerator. It was wonderful. And then one year after it was installed, it broke. A couple days after the warranty expired, as Murphy's Law would have it. That's the life expectancy of a modern appliance - one year. Appliances are not the only items with warranties either. I've come to the conclusion that humans have warranties as well, and they expire at exactly 40 years of age. I'm writing this as a public service announcement. No one warned me ahead of time and I stumbled blindly into my 40s, accepting, nay, celebrating this significant milestone only to hit a brick wall and be knocked on my butt. I don't want anyone else staggering into middle-agedom unarmed, so here, without further ado, is the information necessary to maintaining your sanity when you reach that certain landmark that includes a birthday cake with enough candles to heat a 10,000 square foot warehouse. - By Dawn Damalas Meehan



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