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The odds that a gun will kill the average American may surprise you

A gunman used an assault weapon to kill 11 people and wound six others in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday. Police identified Robert Bowers as a suspect in what is reportedly the deadliest attack on Jewish people in US history. Nearly […]
The odds that a gun will kill the average American may surprise you
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Americans Should Be Living Longer [CHARTS]

America has a very expensive health care system — the country spends almost twice as much per person on health care as similar nations. That might be fine if the results were twice as good. However, time and time again data proves that this isn’t true. The latest example of […]
Americans Should Be Living Longer [CHARTS]
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Two Depressing Charts About Life Expectancy In The US

In the United States, the life expectancy for both men and women is now slightly shorter than the OECD average, despite spending the most on health per person, according to a new OECD report, Health at a Glance 2013 [PDF]. Life expectancy in the United States is still going up […]
Two Depressing Charts About Life Expectancy In The US
Strategy

The ‘End-Of-History Illusion’ Makes Us Terrible At Planning For The Future

[credit provider=”Abhisek Sarda via www.flickr.com creative commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/reallynuts/4540629736/”] The narrator of Joseph O’Neill’s 2008 novel Netherland, a banker who has lived in both London and New York, seems permanently torn between the two – not merely as places to live, but because they embody different approaches to life itself. In […]
The ‘End-Of-History Illusion’ Makes Us Terrible At Planning For The Future
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Why Americans Die Younger Than People In Other Wealthy Countries

[credit provider=””>Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] Americans die younger than people in other wealthy countries — and the gap is getting worse, a new report shows.Men in the USA have shorter lives than men in 16 developed nations. American women also fall near the bottom of the list, living 5.2 […]
Why Americans Die Younger Than People In Other Wealthy Countries
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Being Overweight Isn’t Always A Health Problem

[credit provider=”Wikimedia” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Overweight_biker.jpg”] Being fat is bad for you. That, at least, is the received wisdom.In reality the picture is more complex, because the prevailing measure of fatness, weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared, known as the body-mass index (BMI), is imperfect and because bad for you […]
Being Overweight Isn’t Always A Health Problem
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Bloomberg: New Yorkers Live Longer

[credit provider=”Jean-Christophe BENOIST, Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NYC_-_Times_Square.JPG”] New Yorkers are living longer than Americans overall, and the margin is increasing, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, as he praised his administration’s health policies.A New Yorker born in 2010 has a life expectancy of 80.9 years, 2.2 years longer than the national life expectancy […]
Bloomberg: New Yorkers Live Longer
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People Who Want To Be Parents But Can’t Are More Likely To Die Early

[credit provider=”Flickr / o5com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/o5com/5126947030/in/photostream/”] Having children increases the life expectancy and mental health of both men and women, a new study suggests.Aarhus University researchers in Denmark admit that this is not the first time the connection has been made, but point out that the link between children and longer […]
People Who Want To Be Parents But Can’t Are More Likely To Die Early
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Wine Compound Extends The Life Of Honey Bees

[credit provider=””>http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bees_with_Pollen_landing.jpg”] Honey bees given a compound found in red wine ate less and lived longer in a new study.The research, published in the journal ageing, shows the compound, resveratrol, extends the lifespan of honey bees up to 38 per cent and also triggers a “moderation effect,” causing the bees […]
Wine Compound Extends The Life Of Honey Bees
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For The First Time In Generations Some Groups Of Americans Will Live Shorter Lives Than Their Parents

[credit provider=”BH301.A7 on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/crosier/2542265945/”] Today’s generation of less educated whites are living shorter lives than their parents’ generations did, a new study suggests. This is a striking change from previous generations, which have been increasing their longevity for decades.”We’re used to looking at groups and complaining that their mortality […]
For The First Time In Generations Some Groups Of Americans Will Live Shorter Lives Than Their Parents
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mum-Only Mutations Add Up To Shorter Lives For Sons

[credit provider=”flickr/elviskennedy” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/elviskennedy/5697684827/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] An evolutionary “loophole” might explain why males of many species live shorter lives than their female counterparts, a new study finds.The loophole lies in the mitochondria, the energy-generating parts of our cells. The mitochondria have their own DNA, separate from the DNA that resides in the nucleus […]
mum-Only Mutations Add Up To Shorter Lives For Sons
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Tsunami Deaths Caused Japanese Women To Fall Behind In Lifespan Rankings

[credit provider=”Paula Bronstein / Getty Images”] TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese women lost their longevity crown last year after 26 years at the top of world life expectancy rankings, the government said on Thursday, blaming the 2011 earthquake and tsunami for the drop.The health and labour ministry said the disaster, which […]
Tsunami Deaths Caused Japanese Women To Fall Behind In Lifespan Rankings
Lifestyle

Guys Might Want To Wait Until 40 To Have Kids

[credit provider=”imdb.com” url=”http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1413712384/tt1151922″] The children and grandchildren of men who wait until they’re 40 to reproduce tend to have longer lives.Children of older fathers, between late 30’s and early-50’s, inherit longer telomeres, caps at the end of chromosomes that keep them from degenerating, according to a new study by Dan […]
Guys Might Want To Wait Until 40 To Have Kids
Strategy

10 Things You Should Do Every Week To Improve Your Life

[credit provider=”Fabrizio Lonzi via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabbriciuse/3621059597/”] Yesterday I posted 10 things should you do every day to improve your life.There are a number of other things research says we can do to make life better but we don’t need to do them every day:
10 Things You Should Do Every Week To Improve Your Life
Lifestyle

11 Surprising Things That Will Make You Live Longer

[credit provider=”s_bukley / Shutterstock.com”] The epic hunt for the Fountain of Youth — the legendary pool of water that supposedly halts the ageing process in its tracks — has eluded scientists for thousands of centuries.And while the mythical spring may never amount to more than the stuff of bedtime stories […]
11 Surprising Things That Will Make You Live Longer
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Study: Former NFL Players Live Longer Than Average American Males

[credit provider=”Getty Images/Jed Jacobsohn”] A new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) suggests former NFL players live longer than average males from the general population.Mike Freeman of CBS Sports obtained a copy of an email the NFL sent to more than 3,000 players who played […]
Study: Former NFL Players Live Longer Than Average American Males
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Here’s An Easy Way To Add Six Years To Your Life

[credit provider=”Flickr via yourdon” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/2594767344/in/photostream/”] Light jogging just once a week can add about six years to your life expectancy, according to a recent study, the Daily Mail reports.  Jogging at a slow pace for one to two hours a week added an average of 5.6 years for woman and […]
Here’s An Easy Way To Add Six Years To Your Life
Markets

By The Time You Hit 50, You’ll Blow Nearly $2 Million On Living Expenses

[credit provider=”Flickr / Alex E. Proimos” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/6074320007/in/photostream/”] Living to 100 will cost you a shocking $3.5 million over your lifetime, reports SmartMoney’s Jonnelle Marte.Using data from the U.S. Bureau of labour Statistics, Marte revealed that nearly half of that $3.5 million will be spent by your 50th birthday. 
By The Time You Hit 50, You’ll Blow Nearly $2 Million On Living Expenses
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12 Reasons Why Making A Will Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

[credit provider=”AP”] Despite the well-known fact that everyone alive today will kick the bucket at one point or another, nearly 60 per cent of Americans admitted they didn’t have a will in a 2011 poll conducted by online legal service RocketLawyer.In fact, one-third said they’d rather do their taxes, get […]
12 Reasons Why Making A Will Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution
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10 Surprising Things That Will Make You Live Longer

[credit provider=”www.skinnyvscurvy.com” url=”http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com”] The epic hunt for the Fountain of Youth — the legendary pool of water that supposedly halts the ageing process in its tracks — has eluded scientists for thousands of centuries.And while the mythical spring may never amount to more than the stuff of bedtime stories and […]
10 Surprising Things That Will Make You Live Longer
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Here’s Why Human Life Expectancy Has Peaked

[This essay was lifted from comments by reader Run 75441 on Peak life expectancy.] We do wear out after a period of time. I suspect how quickly we wear out could be based upon life style, income, and diet. Obesity in the latest generation of children has led to an […]
Here’s Why Human Life Expectancy Has Peaked
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How Longer Lifespans Are Changing Everything All Around The World

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=elderly&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1311271634&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=dc77b1c262e5da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2000&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] With rapidly developing economies, improving incomes and quality of life, life expectancy is improving around the world. The speed and degree of these changes, however, are markedly different.In a new report, Credit Suisse looks at how higher life expectancy has changed economic activities for both men and […]
How Longer Lifespans Are Changing Everything All Around The World
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The 16 Best Places In The World To Live

[credit provider=”AP Photo”] How do you define quality of life?We considered happiness, longevity and ecological footprint, data which is gathered and indexed at The Happy Planet 2.0.
The 16 Best Places In The World To Live
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Wealthy People Have More Of The Hormone That Makes Humans Live Longer

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paris_Hilton_3.jpg”] We’ve known for a long time that the world’s rich live longer than everyone else – they eat better food, have more time to exercise, get sick less, and when they do get sick, they have better health care.But scientists have just discovered that people who […]
Wealthy People Have More Of The Hormone That Makes Humans Live Longer
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