Want to know how long you'll live? Poll your friends

January 19, 2015 3:56 PM

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Want to know how long you'll live? Poll your friends

Scientists might be able to predict how long you'll live based on ... what your friends think of you. So says a study published in Psychological Science, in which researchers found that subjects whose friends viewed them as more conscientious and open tended to have longer lives.

The men seen as the most conscientious had a 30 percent lower mortality risk than average; the women considered the most emotionally stable and agreeable had a 15 percent lower risk.

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