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Retirement age is peak of happiness

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People are at their happiest at retirement age and their most miserable in their geriatric years, according to a new study that shows how happiness changes over a lifetime.

“Individuals over 55 no longer have unrealistic expectations of what their life will be like and simply enjoy their reasonable health and wealth, leading to a marked surge in happiness,” says Tony Beatton, who worked with researchers at the University of Queensland. 

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