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What’s the secret to a long, healthy life? The oldest woman in the world has some fabulous advice for us and, considering she’s about to celebrate her 117th birthday in November, I think we’d be wise to listen up. Emma Morano of Verbania, Italy shared her dietary secret and a few words of wisdom about independence.

There’s a strong connection between mental and physical health, so we should also pay close attention to Morano’s advice about relationships.

So, there you have it. Although we may not live to be 117, raw eggs, cookies, and an assertive nature just might add a few years to our lives.

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Morano is one inspirational woman. In honor of her upcoming birthday, I think we should celebrate with eggs and cookies — and, more importantly, let’s give her a big “thank you” for reminding women everywhere that we should never allow ourselves to be dominated.