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I decided that I’m going to post summaries and links to articles that I find interesting. This post will be the first of its kind on my blog…

According to latest research it tuns out that people who live longer are: (This is statistically speaking so there are obviously exceptions to these cases)

  1. Prudent (meaning: acting with or showing care and thought for the future) and persistent (meaning: continuing firmly in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition).
  2. Married (applies to men not woman).
  3. Involved and committed to their jobs.
  4. Started 1st grade after age 6.
  5. Involved with, and, helping others.
  6. Not the most cheerful and do not have the best sense of humor.

“It’s surprising just how often common assumptions – by both scientists and the media – are wrong,” – Howard S. Friedman (professor of psychology who led the 20-year study)

References:

- The original article from the University of California: http://newsroom.ucr.edu/news_item.html?action=page&id=2573

- Summary of the article from Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110311153541.htm

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