7 Things You Need To Know Today (August 28)

1. Couples that laugh together, stay together.

A new study suggests that laughing together is a good indicator the relationship's going to last. (TIME)

2. Parsons School of Design is putting sustainability first.

"There’s a recognized need for sustainability, especially if you’re a large business. We’re at a point where there’s nowhere to hide. You can’t make excuses like ‘It’s not within my control,’ or ‘I didn’t know about it," says the new dean of fashion, Burak Cakmak (BoF)

3. Life expectancy climbs worldwide, but we're getting sicker as we get older.

Japan has the highest life expectancy and heart disease is the world's leading killer. (Science Daily)

4. Mishka Shubaly on forgiveness, authenticity, and life as a sober artist.

He's shared the stage with artists like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Decemberists, and his mini-memoir The Long Run is one of kindle's bestselling singles in history. (Rich Roll Podcast)

5. This explains why men tend to flirt.

A team of Norwegian psychologists have the answer and it's due to something they call "sexual misperception." (Science of Us)

6. Tesla made Consumer Reports history.

The product testing agency gave the new P85D version of the automaker's Model S a rating of 100 — a perfect score — calling it "the best-performing car that Consumer Reports has ever tested." (CNBC)

7. Being generous improves your health.

"Volunteering moves people into the present and distracts the mind from the stresses and problems of the self. Many studies show that one of the best ways to deal with the hardships in life is not to just center on yourself but to take the opportunity to engage in simple acts of kindness." — Stephen G. Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. (Chicago Tribune)

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