Location, location, location. They say those are the three most important factors to consider when buying a house. Well, they play an equally important role when it comes to living a long life. FiveThirtyEight looks at 35 years of American death to give you an idea of where to live, and which counties to avoid. Interestingly, some counties with high vs low mortality rates are not all that far from each other. “As for the counties with the lowest mortality rates, 18 out of 20 fall west of the Mississippi.” When death knocks at your door, move.

+ Newsweek: Kids and guns: Shootings now third leading cause of death for US children.

+ Vox: Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks, and Alzheimer’s combined.