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Mid-life crisis? Just excuse for men's bad behavior: U.S. poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Temper is the characteristic many American women would like to change in men and most females think a mid-life crisis is just an excuse for men to behave badly, according to a survey released on Monday. Full story

‘Pushing 40’: A boy band for middle-aged men

   TODAY’s Sara Haines shows Kathie Lee and Hoda a funny video of a newly formed boy band called “Pushing 40,” whose members sing about the woes of their jobs and battling mid-life crises.

Making a change: Re-inventing your career

   If you’re looking for a new passion, purpose, and paycheck in the second half of your life, author Marci Alboher is here to help. She talks about making a career switch midlife and how you can do the same, as outlined in her new book, “The Encore Career Handbook.”

Apes Have Midlife Crises

Across many cultures, people report a dip in happiness during their late-40s, a time when they generally feel less satisfied with their lives than they do in their younger and older years. Full story

Have you hit your unhappiest age yet?

   TODAY contributor Gail Saltz shares five facts about happiness you might not know, including whether your genes affect how happy you are and the unhappiest ages for men and women.

Medieval knights may have had PTSD

In movies, medieval knights are portrayed as courageous and loyal heroes who will fight to the death without fear or regret. In reality, the lives of knights were filled with a litany of stresses much like those that modern soldiers deal with. Full story

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  What happens when minivan moms turn 40?

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, author of “I’m Kind of a Big Deal: And Other Delusions of Adequacy,” and Stacy Kaiser, psychotherapist and author of “How to Be a Grown Up,” talk about midlife and women.

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