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The happiness curve : why life gets better after 50

Author: Jonathan Rauch
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Draws on cutting-edge scientific studies to discuss the U-shaped trajectory of happiness, which declines from the optimism of youth before surging upward again after age fifty, and offers ways to endure the slump during midlife.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Rauch
ISBN: 9781250078803 1250078806
OCLC Number: 1031409404
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
Description: viii, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The voyage of life: Thomas Cole's journey --
and mine --
What makes us happy (and doesn't): the strange illogic of life satisfaction --
A timely discovery: how unsuspecting economists (and apes) found the happiness curve --
The shape of the river: time, happiness, and the curve of the U --
The expectations trap: midlife malaise is often about nothing --
The paradox of aging: why getting old makes you happier --
Crossing toward wisdom: the happiness curve has a purpose, and it's social --
Helping ourselves: how to get through the U --
Helping each other: bringing midlife out of the closet --
Epilogue: Gratitude.
Responsibility: Jonathan Rauch.

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Draws on cutting-edge scientific studies to discuss the U-shaped trajectory of happiness, which declines from the optimism of youth before surging upward again after age fifty, and offers ways to endure the slump during midlife.

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