12 Ways Our Quality of Life Has Improved

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Progress we may not appreciate.

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The recession claimed many victims, and a lot of Americans feel like they’ve fallen behind where they were a few years ago. Despite some very real economic problems, however, longer-term trends still show that living standards for the majority of Americans remain much higher than they used to be. Here are some of the ways we’re better off than we may realize.

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