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.