How long will you live?

According to Northwestern Mutual’s “Longevity Game“, I’m expected to reach the ripe age of 95. Not bad, if I may say so…though anything is possible in this world. A lot of the measures are pretty obvious – smoking, diet, exercise, weight – but the folks over at EconLog are debating whether it is too “PC” by not including measures such as income, which is generally correlated to life-expectancy. Still, it’s fun to play around with the variables to see how it changes your lifespan – for instance, by changing my gender to male, my initial age drops 7 years. I guess it’s good to be a woman…(at least in this regard).


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