People nearing the end of a decade may make large purchase

people who were entering a new decade in their lives are more likely to question whether their lives were meaningful.

Among male users registered on a dating website that caters to people who are seeking extramarital affairs: men aged 29, 39, 49 and 59 were nearly 18% more likely than men at other ages to register on the site.

Suicide rates were 2.4% higher among individuals whose age  ended in a 9 than among people whose ages ended in any other digit.

runners ran about 2% faster at ages 29 and 39 than during the two years before and after those ages

Among first-time marathon runners: 25% more “9-enders” than runners whose ages ended in any other digit.

people who are nearing the end of a decade may be more likely to make large purchases (e.g., buy life insurance, invest in retirement savings, pursue cosmetic surgery, etc.)

 

=> People are more apt to evaluate their lives as a chronological decade ends, and, as a result, more likely to make life-altering decisions.

As we age, we’re more likely to make constructive rather than destructive choices

 

Source: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-11-people-recurring-life-crises-decade.html

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