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Well and Good
BANISH YOUR FEAR OF AGING: HAPPINESS ACTUALLY *INCREASES* AFTER YOUR MIDLIFE “CRISIS”…  Read more…

Express (U.K.)
Midlife crisis? Don’t worry… the best is yet to come…  Read more…

LA Times
How to avoid the ‘midlife slump’ and make your 40s a much happier decade…  Read more…

International Coach Federation
Here’s the weirdest thing I discovered researching The Happiness Curve: midlife malaise can be, and often is, literally about nothing. It’s often a self-propelled cycle of disappointment and self-deprecation. But being about nothing doesn’t make it a whit less real. How to fight back, in this blog post…  Read more…

The Globe and Mail
It’s strange and kind of sad that the compliment of choice nowadays is “smart.” Why not “wise”? Wisdom is more precious than intelligence, and recent science proves it. .  Read more…

Salon.com
You rarely hear about anybody enthusiastically anticipating hitting late middle age and beyond. Midlife is so deeply synonymous with nonspecific irrelevance — especially for women — that entire industries describe a demographic as being “over fifty,” as if the second part of life was one big swan dive off a cliff.  Read more…

The Guardian
Life gets better after 50: why age tends to work in favour of happiness  Read more…

Next Avenue
A chat with Marci Alboher, a Vice President of Encore.org, who is “a hard-wired optimist at 51 and not too worried about getting older, I found myself feeling surprisingly hopeful that good times lie ahead after reading The Happiness Curve … Read more…

Forbes
The midlife doldrums are real. But fear not; they don’t last forever. Take it from Jonathan Rauch…  Read more…

Market watch
Your midlife malaise is totally normal — and this simple strategy can keep it from turning into a crisis   Read more…

Reason.com
The central insight of the book is a recent scientific discovery: for happiness, time matters—but not in the way you probably think .. Read more…

NY Post
Most people do not have a crisis in midlife, but many do experience a difficult period of restlessness and disappointment. That, however, is.. Read more…

The Washington Post
The midlife doldrums are a social crisis. Now there’s momentum for some radical fixes. Read more…

The Atlantic
The article that made the happiness curve famous: The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

Femsplainers.com podcast

Ep 7: Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Discover how life only gets better after age 50, even for us sagging femsplainers! List to Christina & Danielle’s uplifting discussion with Jonathan Rauch, author of “The Happiness Curve.”