The Highest Life Expectancy In The World Goes To Monaco

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The Highest Life Expectancy In The World Goes To Monaco

If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world, where would you choose? If you're gunning for the place you can expect the greatest life expectancy, CIA World Factbook's clear winner for 2016 is the Principality of Monaco.Related: A 2016 Report Ranks Denmark As World's Happiest Country

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Key Facts to Know

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    Life expectancy at birth is how long a baby born today is expected to live on average. 0:26

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    Treating children well does more to increase life expectancy at birth than treating adults for illnesses that kill them. 1:48

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    According to this graph, the more educated you are, the longer you can expect to live. 5:06

Sleeping In Can Be Too Much Of A Good Thing

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Sleeping In Can Be Too Much Of A Good Thing

Work was brutal this week, and as a result you got less than five hours of sleep every night. Finally, the weekend is here and you're ready to earn those lost hours back with luxurious, back-to-back nights of 10-hour sleeping marathons. Well, science is here to tell you to reconsider that plan. Not only will you probably feel more tired, that extra sleep could also take a toll on your health.Related: Lack Of Sleep Really Does Make You Eat More

Why Gyms Want You To Skip Your Workout

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Why Gyms Want You To Skip Your Workout

It's a familiar story: for your New Year's resolution, you pledge that this is the year you'll lose weight. The next day, you show up to your local gym, hand the staff your credit card, and boom—you're a member. Fast forward to April, and you realize that despite that membership fee leaving your bank account each month, you haven't gone to the gym in forever. Sure, that's bad news for you, but it's great news for the gym. Their business model relies on the fact that some members never show up.Related: A Workout A Day Keeps Depression At Bay?

Ever Experienced A "Helper's High"? There's A Reason For That

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Ever Experienced A "Helper's High"? There's A Reason For That

Do you get a strange jolt of pleasure when you find the perfect gift for someone? What about when you volunteer to work for a shelter, or donate money to your favorite charity? If you're not really the giving type, science says you should give it a shot.Related: The Science Of Gratitude

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Key Facts to Know

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    During the holiday season, people feel temporarily charged to give back and help others. 0:41

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    When we give to others without expecting something in return, our brain releases a plethora of good-feeling hormones. 1:12

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    One study found elderly people who helped others had stronger hearts and more longevity. 1:42

HIIT Is The Science-Backed Workout That Can Slash Your Exercise Time

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HIIT Is The Science-Backed Workout That Can Slash Your Exercise Time

We know, you've got a busy schedule. It's probably so busy that you rarely have time to sleep, much less fit in an hour at the gym. But what if you could exercise for a fraction of that time and get the same benefits? Good news: studies show that high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, can get you the benefits of a 45-minute workout in as little as 10 minutes.