Why people get happier as they get older

As people age, they gain what they spend their lives pursuing: happiness. Life is not a long slow decline from sunlit uplands towards the valley of death. It is, rather, a U-bend. Ask people how they feel about getting older, and they will probably reply in the same vein as Maurice Chevalier: “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” Stiffening joints, weakening muscles, fading … https://bit.ly/2XXScEB

Watch! Coronavirus: Life inside China’s lockdown

Two local filmmakers have been recording life inside Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, for over 50 days since the city went under lockdown in January. Coronavirus is now spreading around the world as governments scramble to contain it. The outbreak began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been locked down since late January. With exclusive access to two film-makers inside … http://bit.ly/33vV3oS

How Beijing’s Silence Helped Spread the Virus

Beijing’s blaming of local officials and signs on a clampdown on information about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has tragic echoes of the mishandling of the SARs virus more than a decade ago. The question that Congress asked Richard Nixon about Watergate decades ago – what did he know and when did he know it? – is ripe for a 21st century rerun, this time directed to Chinese leaders about the … http://bit.ly/2U8af9g