American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
Following the lead of Japan and several other countries, at least eight U.S. municipalities now restrict use of a hand-held cell phone while driving. Opponents of these measures say the problem has been overblown, and is already addressed by reckless driving statutes. A panel talks about "driving while distracted."
- Josh Cohen Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
- Matt Sundeen National Conference of State Legislatures
- Tom Wheeler Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
- Frances Bents Dynamic Science
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