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Life Gets Better After 47, Says New Happiness Research

Every lifetime has a U-shaped ‘happiness curve.’ At 50, I can tell you what that means.

The author, lower center, celebrates his 7th birthday with friends. (Photo courtesy of the author’s mother.)
The author, lower center, celebrates his 9th birthday with friends. Photo courtesy of the author’s mother.

I’m 50 years old, which means I’m roughly two-and-a-half years removed from the unhappiest point in my life.

That number isn’t arbitrary. It comes from new research by Dartmouth economist David…

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Eric Spitznagel

Eric Spitznagel

I’m a freelance journalist, author of 10+ books, and the Executive Editor of The Arrow, a digital newsletter from AARP created by and for Gen-X men.

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