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Researcher discovers a universal slump in life satisfaction.
15 January, 2020
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- In 132 countries, a clear U shape is seen in happiness in the late 40s.
- The study controls for influencing factors in arriving at its conclusions.
- Three possible reasons for a post-middle-age return to happiness are suggested.