Double Up On Happiness And Meaning With Others

In the longest study of what led men to live happily and successfully to a ripe old age, guess what trait they were most likely to have in common?  The lives of 268 men who entered Harvard College in 1937 were tracked for seventy-two years in The Harvard Study of Adult Development.  Those who made it into middle and old age as “happy” and “healthy” shared seven traits: mental adaptability to changes in life, advanced education, stable marriage, not smoking, not abusing alcohol, getting some exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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