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TED and Joe

August 9, 2020 @ 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Sunday, August 9–Elisabeth Schmidt will lead a discussion on the TED talk by Susan Pinker, entitled The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life.  The talk was given in April 2017 and lasts 16 min.

The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America.  Why?  According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy — it’s their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions.  Learn more about super longevity as Pinker explains what it takes to live to 100 and beyond.  Susan Pinker is a psychologist, author and social science columnist for The Wall Street Journal. She is a former weekly columnist for The Globe and Mail, and has also written for The New York Times. Her first book, The Sexual Paradox, was awarded the William James Book Award in 2010 and was published in 17 countries.