The Urgency Paradox

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As people live longer, some aspects of life are beginning to slow down

Futurist Thomas Frey:  Tick, tick, tick. For virtually all working people, there is a clock ticking in the background. Tick, tick, tick.

Much like the rhythm of a beating heart, the sound of time creates a rhythm for our lives, a world unfolding in iambic pentameter, pulsing to the tempo of life.

 

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Serious People Live Longer Than Happy People: Study

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Serious people live longer.

We’ve been told for years that stress can kill you.  We’ve been told that happy people live longer and that hours in the gym will keep you healthy. Now an eight decade long study has turned this kind of long-cherished conventional wisdom on its head. Now it seems stress can be good for you and serious people may live longer than those with sunny dispositions. Exercise may not hold the key to longevity.

 

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Life Expectancy in the U.S. Sets New Record, Surpasses 78 Years

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Life expectancy at birth rose for babies born in 2009.

U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years. The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009, and comes from a preliminary report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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Study: Poor Healthcare in U.S. Shortens American Lives

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Americans spend twice as much on healthcare as residents of other developed countries but get lower quality and less efficiency.

Americans die sooner than citizens of a dozen other developed nations and the usual suspects — obesity, traffic accidents and a high murder rate — are not to blame, researchers reported on Thursday.

 

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The Urgency Paradox

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As people live longer, some aspects of life are beginning to slow down

Tick, tick, tick. For virtually all working people, there is a clock ticking in the background. Tick, tick, tick.

Much like the rhythm of a beating heart, the sounds of time creates a rhythm for our lives, a world unfolding in iambic pentameter, pulsing to the tempo of life. Some have turned the clock into their primary business tool, planning every moment in the finest of detail, placing the timing of their well-oiled business machine front and center for all to see. “Delivered in 30 minutes or it’s free!,” “One-hour photo,” or “Overnight delivery” were common slogans from 20 years ago.

 

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The Average Fifty Year Old Has More Fun Than Twentysomethings

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Half of over 50s said their focus is on enjoying life to the full.

The average 50 year old is living the life of someone half their age, according to a new study.  Researchers found the typical ‘nifty fifty’ is more sociable, happy and active than someone in their mid to late 20s.

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The Downside of Marriage for Women

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Choosing a wife is easy for men – the younger the better

Marriage is more beneficial for men than for women – at least for those who want a long life. Previous studies have shown that men with younger wives live longer. While it had long been assumed that women with younger husbands also live longer, in a new study Sven Drefahl from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, has shown that this is not the case. Instead, the greater the age difference from the husband, the lower the wife’s life expectancy. This is the case irrespective of whether the woman is younger or older than her spouse.

 

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Most Babies Born This Century Will Live To 100 Years Old

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Most babies born in rich countries this century will eventually make it to their 100th birthday, new research says. Danish experts say that since the 20th century, people in developed countries are living about three decades longer than in the past. Surprisingly, the trend shows little sign of slowing down.

 

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