Study: Fame May Shorten Lifespan

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Study: Fame May Shorten Lifespan

An analysis of obituaries appearing in The New York Times between 2009 and 2011 found that people who were classified as “famous”—such as sports figures and performers—lived, on average, several years fewer than those in other fields. What do you think?

  • “Good thing I’m culturally inconsequential!”

    Jaleel Bryson
    Lip Reading Teacher
  • “I have 243 Twitter followers. How long do I have?”

    Sophie Mashimo
    Textile Engineer
  • “Fuck.”

    Bruce Springsteen
    Musician
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