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People who ‘flourish’ are less likely to die

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People who are flourishing—both feeling happy and functioning well in their lives—are 60 percent less likely to die prematurely, a new study shows.

“We’ve shown that, even when you factor in many other variables, if you are flourishing you have a dramatically lower risk of premature mortality, no matter what the cause of death,” says lead author Corey Keyes, a sociologist at Emory University.

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