Happy Wednesday, readers! Here are some of the day’s top stories.
Scientists from five universities say walking faster could add years to your life
Every little bit helps, particularly when it comes to staying healthy.
Another adverse effect of high home prices: Fewer babies
Home price appreciation appears to be having a negative impact on birth rates in expensive markets.
How to help someone who is struggling with depression
Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her New York apartment on Tuesday after an apparent suicide.
5 ways lack of sleep could alter the course of your life
A host of new studies point out the dangers that lie in sleepless nights.
There’s one thing people appear reluctant to buy on Amazon
A new survey reveals how Amazon shoppers compare to other online consumers.
The sad truth about how much your Facebook data is worth on the dark web
A report released this week says the company made agreements with device makers to share friends’ data.
Turns out, Facebook users do have a red line when it comes to sharing their data
There’s a limit to how much people trust the biggest social network on the planet.
This man has 4 daughters, but believes only his youngest deserves an inheritance
Should he split his estate equally or give his youngest daughter preference?
Credit cards aren’t the only way to earn cash back and points
How to get rewards even if you don’t have a credit card.
MyHeritage hack affects 92 million customers, reveals more risks with genealogy sites
Some experts say you should think twice before using online DNA testing.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Why it’s hard for Americans to get better at their jobs - and how it hurts the economy
Job performance in the U.S. only improves a little bit each year — and that has broad implications for how much Americans earn and how well they live. Why low productivity is such a drag for the economy.
‘So remarkably inefficient’: Venture capital takes on the housing market
Famed venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz finds opportunity in what it sees as the inefficient, unequal housing market, where there’s trillions of dollars at stake.
To fix Social Security, Congress would not have to raise taxes or cut spending by a single penny
There’s scaremongering going on over Social Security and Medicare.
Don’t count on using Treasurys as a safe haven
The Federal Reserve’s quantitative-tightening program is adding risk into the mix, says Ivan Martchev.
Vanguard employees won’t have an S&P 500 index fund in their 401(k) plan
Fund pioneer to move investments to target-date funds.