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Research Says Your Mid-life Crisis Is Natural. Life Gets Better After Fifty

Author and journalist Jonathan Rauch joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, “The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.”

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Jonathan Rauch is a Senior Fellow at Brookings and author of the new book, “The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.”

On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Rauch shares his research on the feeling of malaise and dissatisfaction that many adults feel in their 40’s. He explains how this slump is a natural and essential part of a human’s life, but also how said human can find a path a through it.

“Aging makes you look more on the bright side of things. It’s called the positivity effect,” he said. “It makes you less emotionally volatile. It makes you better at interpersonal connecting and dealing with relationships.”

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