More Data Bites: Quick News You Can Use - July 21, 2015

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Originally posted on July 21, 2015.

From the daily information stream that flows across my desk or up my computer screen, here is a recent news flash:

Money matters more to midlife folks than to those younger and older. There’s a modest correlation between income and life satisfaction, note Felix Cheung and Richard Lucas. Their analyses of three national data pools found that correlation to be strongest for people in their 30s to 50s. It makes sense, they reflect: midlife adults have more financial responsibility for their children and sometimes their aging parents. College students and older adults more often enjoy financial support apart from income.

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David Myers has spent his entire teaching career at Hope College, Michigan, where he has been voted “outstanding professor” and has been selected by students to deliver the commencement address. His award-winning research and writings have appeared in over three dozen scientific periodicals and numerous publications for the general public. He also has authored five general audience books, including The Pursuit of Happiness and Intuition: Its Powers and Perils. David Myers has chaired his city's Human Relations Commission, helped found a thriving assistance center for families in poverty, and spoken to hundreds of college and community groups. Drawing on his experience, he also has written articles and a book (A Quiet World) about hearing loss, and he is advocating a transformation in American assistive listening technology (see