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The Longevity Project

Picked up a pretty good book, on a random browse through the bookstore - which is unusual as most books I end up buying through recommendations and Amazon.

The Longevity Project website, Borders (where I bought the book), Amazon, NPR, Atlantic, Stanford, Psychology Today

The interesting bit (for me) is that this is a eight decade long study of gifted middle class children from public schools in California - a group of folk much like myself - so the results should be more than usually applicable. The derived conclusions are rather encouraging. Turns out I might have a good chance to live much longer than some of my short-lived closest relatives. :)