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What People Who Live Long — and Through Pandemics, War, and More — Have in Common

It may be a combination of genetics, lifestyle, attitude, and a yearning to keep on going

Illustration: Felicity Marshall

During the Second World War, an American woman named Shelley Smith Mydans reported on the conflict for Life magazine. Along with her husband, the photographer Carl Mydans, Shelley…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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