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  • Social 20-somethings are happier at 50
  • Social 20-somethings are happier at 50
    Brando King (2006) ©
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Social 20-somethings are happier at 50

Hanging out with friends, meeting new people and partying until 6am. All rites of passage in your twenties. But research from the University of Rochester reveals that being a social butterfly when you're young could actually be beneficial later in life, and even help you live longer.

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