Somebody clear a space in the Jezebel Hall of Sheroes, because 108-year-old Jessie Gallan, former milkmaid and the oldest woman in Scotland, has some very important tips for longevity. Specifically: Do eat porridge, and do not bother with men.


This news you can use comes via BuzzFeed, picking up a Daily Mail report. Gallan, who never married, told the Mail that, "I also made sure that I got plenty of exercise, eat a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning and have never gotten married." She added, lest you miss her meaning: "My secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They're just more trouble than they're worth."

She gets it.

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A quote from my beloved late grandmother after my grandfather died.

Me: Nanny are you going to look for a boyfriend?

Nanny: I'm not looking after an old man again. I'll just use them for free suppers and rides to darts.

And she did!