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Fountain of Youth

Hollie Newton • Oct 25, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: Drought conditions aggravated by hot autumn weather parched areas in at least 16 states from Texas to New Hampshire, drying up pastures and water sources and posing a fire threat in tinder-dry woodlands.

25 years ago, 1988: The overall life expectancy of American men could rise to 87 years by the year 2040, while the average American woman could live to 92 years during the same period, a new study suggested.

10 years ago, 2003: The dietary establishment long argued it's impossible, but a new study offered intriguing evidence for the idea that people on low-carbohydrate diets could actually eat more and still lose weight.

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