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A statistical-physics and information-systems based linger thermo theory is advanced that is the dynamics dual of the stationary entropy-ectropy based latency information theory. It addresses operating issues of information sources, retainers, processors and movers that are contained in a closed-system, or universe, and whose solutions are enabled by a novel unifying duality language. Linger thermo theory combines a newly enhanced thermodynamics, which addresses both information-source's order and information-retainer's retention issues, with its recently discovered time dual, called lingerdynamics that is concerned with information-processor's connection and information-mover's mobility issues. The theory is a realistic predictor of wide ranging phenomena. Among these one finds: 1) that a closed-system, or universe, continuously expands; 2) that the theoretical life expectancy of an adult living system can be mass independent, an unexpected and surprising 2010 linger thermo prediction strongly supported by a lifespan study started in the 1980s of rhesus monkeys by the United States National Institute of Aging (NIA) whose results were published in a 2012 Nature article: the NIA investigators were shocked with these results since they actually aimed to show that the life expectancy of higher mass (obese) rhesus monkeys was significantly less than that of lower mass (non-obese) ones; and 3) an equation that predicts our perceived faster moving of time as we age.