These articles are all about the same study:
Disparities in Life Expectancy Across the U.S.
Life expectancy of U.S. women slips in some regions
I wrote in another forum last year that I expected this to happen. It logically follows the obesity rates and carb-aholism in this country -- and spreading to the world.
In a BBC news article yesterday they wrote that the word's favorite food now is pasta.
Pasta beat out steak as the world's favourite food? Shit, even when I was a breadhead I still loved steak.
In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.