The Guardian reports that happiness doesn’t make you live longer but on the upside, stress-related misery doesn’t kill you faster either, citing Oxford researchers on the UK Million Women study.
Whilst this article makes interesting reading, for me lots of it was intuitive. The researchers seem to have compensated for known variables that impact longevity. I’m also suspicious of the links between variables like income, wealth, class, education, diet, fitness, addictions etc.
I suppose it would be better to see the original study but nevertheless the Guardian headlines are interesting.