When choosing a career, finding the “perfect match” to your personality does not necessarily put you on a path toward thriving and long life. It was quite surprising to us what mattered more. The results were good news for career seekers.
Want to be happy and healthy for 100 years? A 100-year-old man in a 90-year study shows a way to good health and happiness. It is a unique case of a lifetime study of unparalleled scope, and a physician-participant who lived through it.
How can we understand all the paradoxical health headlines? Put them into context. The usual piecemeal suggestions (relax, eat vegetables, lose weight, get married, do this, don't do that) are life-saving for some but neither effective nor economical for many. In fact, narrow medical advice often backfires, leaving us overweight and overstressed. As an alternative, our studies reveal that struggling with endless lists of specific health rules is unnecessary; instead the healthiest among us find broad pathways and patterns to better health.