What’s the ‘Perfect’ Age?

If you could skip through time and live forever at a certain point in life, what age would it be? Given our traditionally youth-obsessed culture and penchant for nostalgia, you might guess that most Americans would choose to be perpetual teenagers. Well, guess again. According to a new Harris poll, Americans overall consider the ideal age to be 50. Just a decade ago, the average respondents pegged the perfect age as 41. Turn your goals and dreams into Real Possibilities …

Middle-Aged Women Have Most Empathy

Looking for someone to really listen and care? Talk to a woman in her 50s. A new University of Michigan study of more than 75,000 adults, ages 18 to 90, found that late-middle-aged women were the most empathetic – more so than either men the same age or anyone (of either gender) older or younger. Overall, middle-aged adults were more empathetic – meaning more likely to react emotionally to the experiences of others and to understand things from another person’s …