585Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are better not to know about. And sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing. This week on This American Life, when Lulu’s grandmother Nainai was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, she was given three months to live. Lulu’s family in China decided not to tell Nainai about the diagnosis. How the family pulled off an elaborate attempt to keep their beloved matriarch unaware, this week on This American Life.

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