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What Is The Recipe For Happiness? - HER Daily Dose

By Bailey Mosier
 
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It’s safe to assume that we all want to be happy. But what, exactly, makes a person happy? A recent survey tells us the four elements of life that make people happy! Check it out!

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.
I think it’s safe to assume that we all want to be happy. But what, exactly, makes a person happy? A recent survey tells us it’s health, relationships, simple pleasures and achieving a sense of control.

The recent AARP survey of more than 4,000 adults age 35 and older confirmed two decades of research suggesting that happiness is U-shaped over the life cycle: It peaks in one's 20s and begins to decline, bottoming out in the mid-to-late 40s and rising again in old age. People in their 40s and 50s have stressful jobs, mortgages to pay and kids to get through college. Older people are retired and have more time to spend on friendships and simple pleasures.

So who’s happy?

Researchers found women to be slightly happier than men; people who are married or in relationships are happier than singles and never-marrieds; people who are retired or currently employed are significantly happier than people not employed; and people with more education tend to be happier than those with just a high school degree.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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