Live Long and Prosper

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Newsweek and Washington Post columnist, Ezra Klein, discusses budget battles in Congress and other national political fights. Plus: Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, argues that both employers and employees must to contribute to 401(k)s; two scientists discover what may actually lead to long life; and Science 101 takes on energy and gravity.

Unions And Budgets

Ezra Klein, columnist at The Washington Post and Newsweek, talks about the national budget debate and public and private unions.

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Mandatory 401(k)s

Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The Kiplinger Letter and, says it's time to require employers and employees to contribute to 401(k)s, as he states in his recent column at

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Who Lives Longer and Why

Howard Friedman, professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and Leslie Martin, professor of psychology at La Sierra University, co-authors of The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study, confound our expectations of what makes for a long life--optimism is out; hard work is in.

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Science 101: Gravity, Energy, and Friction

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Today, Katie Gardner, Science Educator at the Liberty Science Center, answers gravity, energy, and friction questions from the exam.

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