10 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100 on Yahoo! Health
Your body wasn’t built to last: a lesson from human mortality rates « Gravity and Levity
Via Marignal Revolution (it has a blog)
What do you think are the odds that you will die during the next year? Try to put a number to it — 1 in 100? 1 in 10,000? Whatever it is, it will be twice as large 8 years from now. This startling fact was first noticed by the British actuary Benjamin Gompertz in 1825 and is now called the “Gompertz Law of human mortality.”Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+ | Video on TED.com
To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.
TED talks video
Interesting, research-driven lecture on health and longevity.