People Nearing A Milestone Birthday May Be More Likely To Make A Life-Altering Decision, Research Finds

November 17, 2014 8:27 PM

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As we get older, we're bound to get a little jittery before a milestone birthday. Just ask anyone about to turn 30 -- or 60. But new research suggests our thoughts about entering a new decade could translate into major life-altering choices.

“People are more apt to evaluate their lives as a chronological decade ends and, as a result, more likely to make life-altering decisions,” the authors Adam Alter and Hal Hershfield said in a statement. “As we age, it’s good to understand this propensity so we’re more likely to make constructive rat...

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