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Freakonomics: Is Your Paycheck Killing You? (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/25/2012 10:36 am Updated: 05/ 1/2012 1:45 pm

Wish you could predict the exact moment when you're going to die? Well, you probably can't. But you might be able to get a hint thanks to the work of two economists. Timothy Moore and Williams Evans found that people are more likely to die in the first week of the month than during any other time. The reason: That’s when most people get paid. And unfortunately for many Americans, the paycheck that’s killing you isn't even that big. A poll released last year indicated that Americans are living with stagnant wages.

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