The average U.S. life expectancy decreased this year for the first time since 1993, falling from 76.5 to 76.3 for men and 81.3 to 81.2 for women. What do you think?


“Nice. Now I’ve got 73 days’ worth of retirement savings just burning a hole in my pocket!”

Fred Pompano • Wire Spooler

“Everyone should remember that this is just an average. Individually, you still have a really good chance of dying years before you’d expect.”

Tom Coolidge • Computer Duster

“This could be the wake-up call Americans need in order to start chewing their food thoroughly.”

Patty Lovell • Belt Assembler