Life Expectancy

15 posts
Finding the New Age, for Your Age

You've probably heard the lines about how "40 is the new 30" or "30 is the new 20." What is this based on? I tried to solve the problem using life expectancy data. Read More

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Sum of life’s parts

What if you relived life's activities in big clumps? Thirty years of sleeping in one go. Five months sitting on the toilet. Based on David Eagleman's Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, this short film by Temujin Doran imagines such a life. Watch to the end. [via Brain Pickings] Tags: life expectancy, time use

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Counting your days left with emoji

While we're on the topic of life expectancy, Tim Urban of Wait But Why used a simplified estimate of average life span and then extrapolated for various events in one's life. For example, Urban is 34 years old, so that number of Super Bowls has passed. Then assume a 90-year life span, and you have the number of Super Bowls left in his lifetime. Other extrapolations include winters left set...

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How You Will Die

So far we've seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let's put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age. Read More

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Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here's a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.Continue reading →

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