How to live longer: Does this describe you? You may lead a long life

For most people, a long life is contingent on the choices they make along the way. It is proven that maintaining a healthy diet and keeping active can ward off a wide-range of potentially life-threatening conditions. Physical wellbeing is undeniably important, but growing evidence is shedding a light on the importance of psychological wellbeing too. One study, published in Age […]

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Happiness research: the long-term effects of life events are overestimated

People are evidently no good at predicting their own happiness or unhappiness: key life events such as marriage, invalidity or the death of a partner affect well-being for less time than those affected think. Two economists from the University of Basel came to this conclusion in the Journal of the European Economic Association. Estimates about how people assess their future […]

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