Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development
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Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development  -     By: George E. Vaillant

Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development

Little, Brown and Company / 2003 / Paperback

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In Aging Well George E. Vaillan, M.D. draws on data gathered for more than five decades from Harvard Medical School, analyzing the health and happiness of hundreds of individuals to reveal why some people turn out to be more resilient than other. The surprising conclusion is that individual lifestyle choices play a greater role than genetics, wealth, race, or other factors in determining how happy people are later in life.

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Title: Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development
By: George E. Vaillant
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9.34 X 5.98 (inches)
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 0316090077
ISBN-13: 9780316090070
Stock No: WW090070

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In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies -- the most complete ever done anywhere in the world -- and the subjects' individual histories to illustrate the factors involved in reaching a happy, healthy old age.

He explains precisely why some people turn out to be more resilient than others, the complicated effects of marriage and divorce, negative personality changes, and how to live a more fulfilling, satisfying and rewarding life in the later years. He shows why a person's background has less to do with their eventual happiness than the specific lifestyle choices they make. And he offers step-by-step advice about how each of us can change our lifestyles and age successfully. Sure to be debated on talk shows and in living rooms, Vaillant's definitive and inspiring book is the new classic account of how we live and how we can live better. It will receive massive media attention, and with good reason: we have never seen anything like it, and what it has to tell us will make all the difference in the world.

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