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How Americans Die

Americans die in smaller portions each year, but what kills us is changing. Bloomberg's Matthew C. Klein presents this visual data package all about mortality.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Rich Live Longer

Wall Street Journal staffer Josh Zumbrun taps into economist Barry Bosworth at the Brookings Institution, who found that the richer you are, the longer you'll live (paywall). It's a gap that is widening, particularly among women.

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FAST COMPANY

Pre-Fabulous

Prefab used to get a bad rap. Mass-produced in factories, modular homes were considered cheap, like the architectural equivalent of TV dinners. But in the last decade, architects and designers ushered a new age of the prefab, with sustainable, beautifully designed, minimal-impact dwellings. Fast Company's Carey Dunne reports.

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FAST COMPANY

Map Quest

Fast Company's Adele Peters reports that thanks to easy access to data online, a group of designers, computer scientists, artists, and educators at MIT is able to make at least one new map of a city each day.

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