Mid-life crises do exist

A new study shows people do experience a dip in happiness levels through middle age.

The study used nationally representative survey data from Australia, Britain and Germany. Researchers followed the happiness levels of thousands of people over multiple decades and found that happiness hits the lowest point around the ages of 40 to 42.

University of Melbourne researcher Terence Cheng said the research showed human well-being follows a U-shape pattern, which has also been observed in apes.

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