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07/16/2013 04:12 pm ET

How To Make Your 50s The Best Decade Yet

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We are a youth obsessed culture, right? Then why are older people so much happier?

Older people are the happiest. Research study after research study consistently confirms this. Many are surprised by this but every survey confirms it. The results hold up even when people have financial or health difficulties. People in their 50s have many advantages. Most will have established their families and friendship networks. Economic stability, or a path to get there, are more likely to be determined. Illness and disability are still decades away. We have a much better idea of who we are and what we want and what makes us happy.

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