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Trick of the Year

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The newly-arrived June issue of The Atlantic has an article by Joshua Wolf Shenk that I will take up in a separate post. (Titled What Makes Us Happy, it treats the famous longitudinal study of Harvard men that began in 1937.) I just want to point out here a line that got my attention when I read the article two days ago, as part of my never-ending quest to focus on language rather than content. Regarding one of the participants in the study, Shenk tells us that “At 35, he spent 14 months in a hospital for an infection.” I sure would love to squeeze 14 months of living into a year.

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