Most likely the one place you spend more of your time than your zen-den-apartment is your place of employment. Eeeek, spreadsheets. Whether you work at a tech-startup, an office, a restaurant or Forever 21, there's a good chance you're surrounded by people, people with whom you have to interact.
You're probably much better at life than most of the people you work with, and for real, a lot of these folks just get under your skin. I know, I once had a co-worker who would constantly chewed on carrots because she was "trying to lose weight for her wedding." It would be dead silent in the office, a rare moment of zen, and then all of a sudden, CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP. Why carrots? Are you marrying the Easter Bunny?
No matter who these people are, there are ways you can deal with them and keep your sanity at work. Not only will this keep you relaxed and stress-free (hence looking young), but you'll probably excel at work, get a raise, and be able to buy designer furniture before your colleagues.
When people think you are interested in their lives, they are far less likely to throw you under the bus. Chat with your coworkers about their kids, and take mental notes. Did little Austin just get accepted to a prestiguous high school? AMAZING, Google that school and spout out facts showing you also agree that it's the best school in all of the Bay Area. Remember, your coworker's kids are the ticket to workplace harmony.