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Life expectancy through history, but not skewed by infant mortality?

I want to know how long people usually lived in different historical periods, but all the charts I can find are heavily skewed by infant mortality rates. (See e.g.). Can anyone point me toward a similar break-down that removes infant mortality from the calculations?
posted by SpiralT on Oct 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Define "moderation." How much exercise is "too much"?

My parents think I've been exercising too much. I think they are being well-meaning but a little out of touch. This is also forcing me to question prevailing notions about appropriate exercise. Help me process this. [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Mar 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Recommended online reading about the lifespan of single cells?

What is the longest amount of time a single cell (whether on it's own or in an animal/plant) can live without either splitting or dying? [more inside]
posted by xarnop on Feb 13, 2013 - 11 answers

I want a long life!!!

Do tall people die sooner? [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 on Dec 23, 2012 - 15 answers

Counting the Elderly

"Fewer persons alive at 70 today survive until 90 than forty years ago." True or False? [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Mar 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Lifespan of autistic people?

Do autistic people have shorter life expectancies ? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Jun 6, 2011 - 10 answers

These shoes were make for walkin... for 8 months

What's the average expected lifespan of a shoe, given daily wear? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Feb 19, 2011 - 24 answers

Hospice lifespan.

Grandma has been with no food/no water for 3 days now. How long might she go on? [more inside]
posted by yesster on Sep 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Average lifespan of LaCie d2 Quadra?

My internal hard drive died, and new purchases are out of the question for a while. Wondering about the drive lifespan of the LaCie d2 Quadra that is my bootable backup. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Stressing out about stressing out.

Is there any evidence to suggest that a single, isolated stressful event can shorten one's lifespan, even by a little? For example, if I'm generally calm but I get in a particularly heated argument with someone, is there any scenario under which I'd be able to truthfully say that I shortened my lifespan as a result of the stress associated with this argument? Short of having a heart attack in the process, of course.
posted by iamisaid on Oct 6, 2009 - 8 answers

What is the lifespan of a Meyers lemon tree?

What is the lifespan of a Meyers lemon tree? [more inside]
posted by ljesse on Mar 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Towels should last x months.

What's the typical usable life of common household items? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 13, 2009 - 17 answers

i can has fountain of youth plz?

I have a passing fascination with the concept of immortality. Where can I read more about scientific studies, crackpot theories, or even good works of fiction dealing with increasing human lifespans and/or living forever?
posted by logic vs love on Jul 9, 2008 - 35 answers

How do I determine if older multiplayer games are still up and running?

What's the best way to find out whether or not an older online multiplayer game still has an active user base? Short of purchasing the game and looking for myself, of course. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Dec 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Extreme athleticism and lifespan

Is there any evidence linking extreme athleticism to increased or decreased lifespans? [more inside]
posted by sherlockt on May 3, 2006 - 17 answers

How long do burned CD-Rs last?

What, in your experience, is the lifespan of a burned CD-R? What about DVD+R? [more inside]
posted by MegoSteve on Jan 20, 2006 - 21 answers

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