In October 2012 The New York Times published an astonishing story on the work of writer Dan Buettner entitled “The Island Where People Forget To Die.”  Buettner travelled the globe and visited the 5 “Blue Zones” of the world where people are miraculously cured of terminal diagnoses of cancer, and live well beyond 100-years-old.  As Buettner points out, only 10% of our longevity is determined by genetics — a whopping 90% is determined by lifestyle and environmental factors.  In a brand new TED Talk, Buettner elaborates on his fascinating discoveries, and you can watch it in full below.  To learn more about The New York Times‘ profile of Dan’s work and the 5 Blue Zones, and to watch Dan’s appearance on CBS This Morning where he discusses his work CLICK HERE.

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