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Research Shows People Become Increasingly Unhappy Until Age 47.2. Here's How to Minimize the Negative Effect of the 'Happiness Curve'

'While middle age "misery" reaches its low point in our late 40s, still: There are definitely ways to minimize the effect of a global phenomenon.

If you're 30 years old and feel less happy than you did when you were 20, science says you're not alone. If you're 40 years old and feel less happy than when you were 30, science says you're also not alone.

And if you're 47.2 years old and feel less happy than you did when you were 40, recent research says you're definitely not alone.

Why? Research conducted by Dartmouth professor David Blanchflower on hundreds of thousands of people in 132 countries shows that people around the world experience an inverted, U-shaped "happiness curve."

Starting at age 18, your happiness level begins to decrease, reaching peak unhappiness at 47.2 in developed countries and 48.2 in developing countries.

The good news is that happiness levels then gradually increase.

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