Adults over 30 not as happy as they used to be — but teens and young adults happier than ever

first_imgShare on Twitter “Our current culture of pervasive technology, attention-seeking, and fleeting relationships is exciting and stimulating for teens and young adults, but may not provide the stability and sense of community that mature adults require,” said Twenge, who is also the author of “Generation Me.”Data showed that 38 percent of adults older than 30 said they were “very happy” in the early 1970s, which shrunk to 32 percent in the 2010s. Twenty-eight percent of adults ages 18 to 29 said they were “very happy” in the early 1970s, versus 30 percent in the 2010s.Over the same time, teens’ happiness increased: 19 percent of 12th graders said they were “very happy” in the late 1970s, versus 23 percent in the 2010s.“American culture has increasingly emphasized high expectations and following your dreams– things that feel good when you’re young,” Twenge said. “However, the average mature adult has realized that their dreams might not be fulfilled, and less happiness is the inevitable result. Mature adults in previous eras might not have expected so much, but expectations are now so high they can’t be met.”That drop in happiness occurred for both men and women, said Twenge. “A previous study in 2008 got quite a bit of attention when it found that women’s happiness had declined relative to men’s. We now find declines in both men’s and women’s happiness, especially after 2010.”The results were published today in Social Psychological and Personality Science. Share LinkedIn Share on Facebookcenter_img Email Are you less happy than your parents were at the same age? It may not be all in your head. Researchers led by San Diego State University professor Jean M. Twenge found adults over age 30 are not as happy as they used to be, but teens and young adults are happier than ever.Researchers — including Ryne A. Sherman of Florida Atlantic University and Sonja Lyubomirsky of University of California, Riverside — analyzed data from four nationally representative samples of 1.3 million Americans ages 13 to 96 taken from 1972 to 2014.They found that after 2010, the age advantage for happiness found in prior research vanished. There is no longer a positive correlation between age and happiness among adults, and adults older than 30 are no longer significantly happier than those ages 18 to 29. Pinterestlast_img read more

Tullow Oil invests $6 M in education through scholarship program

first_imgTullow Oil has invested $6 million in global scholarship programme. The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS), now in its fourth year, is sponsoring over 110 scholars in Oil & Gas related postgraduate degrees.Scholars will begin their studies this September at leading universities in the UK, France and Ireland.“Tullow supports scholars from a range of countries where we have operations, including Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Suriname, Guyana, and Uruguay. Students will study post graduate degrees in subjects including Petroleum Engineering, Oil & Gas Law, Energy & Environment, and Logistics & Supply Chain,” the company explained in the release.Tullow states that many students from the 2012/13 intake of TGSS scholars celebrated significant achievements as a result of their studies. Below are a just a few examples:– Joshua Ayinbora from Ghana studied Petroleum and Gas Engineering at the University of Salford and received a Distinction as well as a certificate of merit from the Society of Petroleum Engineers for being the pioneer Vice President of the society at Salford University;– Clement Migai from Kenya studied International Commercial Law at the Robert Gordon University and won the 2013 Sweet & Maxwell Prize for best student in Law Postgraduate International Programmes;– El-Hadj-Hassane Timite from Côte d’Ivoire took an MBA in Audit at the La Rochelle Business School and was awarded a certificate for the best thesis; and– Brenda Amanda from Uganda studied Oil & Gas Engineering at the University of Aberdeen and she and her team of three students won the SPE Offshore PetroLeague Competition.Frederick Bright, Biotechnology graduate from Teeside University and TGSS scholar, commented:“I am proud to have achieved a distinction in my studies. I am happy to have returned to Ghana to use the skills I have learnt for the benefit of my country.”Aidan Heavey, Chief Executive, commented:“The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme, now in its fourth year, is helping to create a legacy of academic and technical expertise, supporting students to gain employment and bring their enhanced capacity to their countries’ Oil & Gas industry. The scheme aims to address industry skills gaps and national capacity development requirements, and demonstrates our commitment to the countries where we operate.”The TGSS is a key part of Tullow’s overall approach to education and capacity building, which supports nationals in company’s countries of operation to participate in the Oil & Gas industry. A main requirement of the scheme is that scholars return to their home country to contribute to the future development of their country. As well as post graduate degrees, the next phase will include technical and vocational courses and will explore opportunities for awards in countries where Tullow operates.The TGSS is wholly administered by the British Council.Press Release, September 02, 2014; Image: Tullow Oillast_img read more

Philippines volcano seen from space in satellite images YORK) —  Mount Mayon on the island of Luzon in the Philippines has seen lava flowing from eruptions over the past few weeks. The volcano’s seismic monitoring network has detected a total of 273 volcanic earthquakes, 15 tremor events and seven rock fall events, according to a report released Thursday.The latest activity caused light grey plumes of ash which could be seen from space, images of which were captured Tuesday by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has reported sporadic lava-fountaining events and significant ash fall in surrounding areas. The Province of Albay’s Provincial Information Office has reported more than 84,000 people have evacuated their homes and are staying at local shelters.The Provincial Information Office has sent inspection teams to areas affected by the recent eruptions to conduct an assessment. Loud booming sounds can still be heard and danger is still imminent.A Level 4 alert remains in effect for the Mayon Volcano as scientists believe more eruptions are possible.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Utah Utes basketball: Hero mentality not beneficial

first_imgE-mail: The biggest problem in Utah’s 72-63 loss to San Diego State Saturday was probably the Aztecs’ defense. But the Utes’ lack of sharing was another key factor.Coach Jim Boylen said there was a reason the Utes ended up with a season-low seven assists against SDSU.”I thought we had a home run, hero mentality offensively and I don’t like that,” he said. “We’re not good enough to play that way. We have to share it and trust each other and move the ball. But give their defense credit for it, too.”Boylen said things had come so easily in the previous two games offensively that his team had a hard time going to plan B.”San Diego State did a good job of taking away A and we didn’t have the trust to get to B,” he said. “If you have A taken away, you have to get to B, and if you have B taken away, you have to get to C. That’s what championship teams do. I didn’t think we trusted enough to go to B or to C.”Boylen always talks about his team learning and growing and believes the San Diego State loss will be a learning experience for his club.”Losing is never fun, but I think this experience will be good for us,” he said. “I think it will be a good eye-opener for us in future games to be a little more patient and tough. I didn’t think we were very tough mentally.”NCAA TRACK: Despite their 10-6 record, the Utes are on track to make the NCAA tournament this year.”We’re poised to be (a tournament team),” Boylen said. “Our RPI today is 21 and our strength of schedule is 6 and that says ‘NCAA Tournament team …’ But we have to win games and keep moving forward. With our strength of schedule and our RPI, if we can put some wins together … I think we’ll be right there.”Among other Mountain West Conference teams, four are in the top 100 with BYU at 34, San Diego State at 45, UNLV at 51 and TCU at 84. Utah’s next opponent, Air Force is last in the league, clear back at 283. STRONG SCHEDULE: Boylen says the key to getting a strong schedule, besides simply asking, is having a willingness to always play on the road first in a home-and-home series. He said he was able to get LSU at home first this year because the Tigers needed a road game in a home-heavy schedule, but in every other big non-league game he’s agreed to go on the road first.Next year the Utes will have another strong schedule with a home game against Oklahoma and road games at Michigan and LSU. The Utes will also be playing in the Las Vegas Invitational on Thanksgiving weekend and will play a pair of games against two of the following teams — Oklahoma State, Illinois and Xavier. UTE NOTES: Utah has moved up to No. 6 in the nation in free throw percentage at 78.2 percent. If the team keeps improving, it could turn out to be the best free throw shooting team in school history. The only better shooting teams were the 1992-93 team (79.1 percent) and the 1995-96 team (78.4 percent) … After ranking in the top 20 in the nation in 3-point shooting at around 40 percent the past two years, the Utes have fallen way off and are hitting just 35.3 percent … Luke Nevill ranks 10th in the nation in field goal percentage at 63.9 percent and is 28th in blocked shots with 2.4 per game … The Sugar Bowl-winning football team will be honored at halftime of Saturday’s game with Colorado State. last_img read more

Alab Pilipinas in the mix

first_imgLady Warriors rule Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND The Philippines will be represented by the newly formed Alab Pilipinas, which is looking to become the third Filipino club to win an ABL crown, while Vietnam will field the Saigon Heat.“The league is ready to take another step forward as it welcomes three new teams into the fold,” said ABL chief operating officer Jericho Ilagan Monday at the league’s launching at Solaire Resort and Casino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Team representatives during the 2017 ABL Season press conference at Solaire Resort and Casino. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBreaking new ground, the Asean Basketball League kicks off its seventh season on Nov. 25 in Singapore with six teams, including newcomers Kaohsiung Truth and Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, from outside the region. Defending champion Westports Malaysia Dragons and Singapore Slingers clash in the opener at OCBC Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Bicycle Law Changes in North Carolina

first_imgKey bicycle law changes under House Bill 959 are now in effect. Drivers must follow these rules to lawfully pass a bicycle or moped in a no passing area:— Drivers can only pass a bicycle or moped;— The bicycle or moped must be headed in the same direction as the vehicle;— The driver must provide at least 4 feet between themselves and the bicycle/moped or fully enter the left lane;— Don’t pass when the bicycle or moped is signaling a left turn.At night, bicycle riders must have:— A lighted lamp on the bicycle’s front visible from at least 300 feet;— A red light on the back of the bicycle;— Or wear reflective clothing/vest visible from 300 feet.Visit for the complete law.last_img read more

Local champions to compete at Wisconsin State Horseshoe Tournament

first_imgFor Hub City TimesMARSHFIELD — The 94th Wisconsin State Horseshoe Tournament will be held Sept. 3 and 4 at the Mosinee Rec Center, 701 11th St. in Mosinee. The event is free of charge and welcome to all spectators. Play runs from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.This year’s competition will feature roughly 150 participants, including in the women’s championship class defending state champion Aleena (Cook) Lepak, a Stratford native who has won eight state titles, and in the junior boys championship class is defending state champion Gunnar David from Marshfield, who has won five state titles.The 2017 Wisconsin State Horseshoe Tournament will be held in Beloit, home of the Wisconsin Horseshoe Pitching Hall of Fame.Anyone who would like more information on horseshoe pitching, building a horseshoe court, or locating a nearby horseshoe club is encouraged to visit the Wisconsin Horseshoe Pitchers Association website at or call the association’s president, Gary Volz, at 608-444-8563.last_img read more

‘Shocked’ Hiken Shah denies wrongdoing

first_imgMumbai Ranji cricketer Hiken Shah on Monday said he is “shocked” after the BCCI found him guilty of making a “corrupt approach” to a fellow player and said that he had approached Pravin Tambe for a “coaching thing”.”I am shocked. I have not been involved in any irregular activity. I have replied to the BCCI and there is nothing more that I want to say,” Shah, who is right now in England playing club cricket in Lancashire league told Times Now.The BCCI said that Shah was found guilty of breaching the Board’s Anti-Corruption Code for participants and the matter was referred to its disciplinary committee for further action. It has been learnt that he made a “corrupt approach” to Mumbai team-mate Pravin Tambe, who promptly reported the incident to the BCCI.The 30-year-old batsman, who is not part of any IPL team, has played 37 first-class matches for Mumbai and has 2160 runs at an average of 42.35.”I have no idea what is happening. I had just met Pravin Tambe for coaching thing and not any irregular activity,” Shah said when probed further.last_img read more