In the United States, lifespan has doubled over the past 150 years. From cotton to window screens, here’s a look at fourteen oddball reasons you’re not dead yet.

+ Is the Tesla really all that green? And is the new colorful iPhone really all that cheap?

+ Anthony Weiner’s NYC mayoral campaign ends with him flipping off a reporter. (Either that or he was just showing off his texting finger.)

+ Customers should decide whether they want to use salt, not chefs. Amazingly, there is a pretty big debate about that.