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You're best at these things in your 20s...
It's an embarrassing reality, but we can all likely attest to forgetting the name of someone we've just met moments after they've introduced themselves. Do you own up to it and ask them again? Maybe hit them with a fun fact: According to a 2010 study, you peak at recalling a stranger's name at age 22 (unless you are 22, in which case, maybe just don't say anything).
Men are most attracted to women in their early 20s, while women's attraction to men seems to change with age.
Using data from his dating site, OKCupid, co-founder Christian Rudder explains in his book Dataclysm that men find women the most attractive in their early 20s. And no matter how old they get, they still prefer women in this age range. Women in their 20s, on the other hand, prefer men about a year or two older than them, while women in their 30s are more tuned in to men a few years younger than them.
At 23, life satisfaction is at its highest. All things considered, 23 is the magic number for feeling particularly satisfied with your life. The conclusion is based on a survey of 23,000 people in Germany. These quotes hold the secret to happiness at any age.
Your muscles are their strongest at age 25. At 25, your physical strength is at its peak, and stays this way for the following 10 to 15 years. This trait is among the ones you can improve easiest, with the help of the right workout.
Your desire to settle down is highest at age 26. According to the 37 percent rule of statistics, at 26, you've met enough people to have some solid options without waiting so long that everyone begins pairing off without you. Research also shows that divorce rates are lowest for couples who marry between the ages of 28 and 32.
The best age for running marathons is 28. Want to be an elite marathoner? A 50-year analysis of marathons concluded that at age 28, average competitors can complete the race in just over 2 hours. If you're having trouble starting your first run try out these tips for beginners. The amazing health benefits or running that are also included may motivate you as well.
Bones are the strongest at the age of 30. Bone mass, or the amount of bone tissue in the skeleton, is capable of growing until you reach 30 years old. At this age, bones are at their peak strength and density. Calcium intake and Vitamin D can help keep bones healthier for longer, but they will eventually begin to weaken regardless.
You're best at these things in your 30s...
As a means for determining whether physical and intellectual skills get better with age, scientists studied chess grand masters, and found that by taking the scores of 96 grand masters over the course of their careers, on average competitors are most successful around age 31. Brush up on your chess playing skills.
You can accurately recognize faces of strangers at 32 years of age.
You may be best at recalling strangers' names at age 22, but give it 10 years and you'll be doing double takes on the street when you realize you've seen that person before, according to lab tests.
You're best at these things in your 40s...
A study by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research found that, on average, the age at which Nobel Prize-winning research is conducted is around 40. And according to the authors, even people who aren't on their way to nailing a Nobel tend to do their best work in middle age. Though Dr. Amador takes issue with using averages to arrive at this number. "If you have an 80-year-old and a 20-year-old in your sample your average will be 40—an average doesn't tell you anything unless you know some other statistics such as the range of ages and the median age."
Women's salaries are highest at age 39, while men's are at about 48.
While it's safe to assume that your salary will continue to rise over time on account of promotions and cost of living increases, it's interesting to see what the data show: An analysis by Payscale found that women earn the most when they're 39, with a median income of $60,000, which is in part a result of women's salaries growing more slowly beginning at age 30. Men, on the other hand, see salaries peak when they're about 48 or 49, at a median income closer to $95,000.
Understanding of other people's emotions peaks in your 40s and 50s.
Researchers had 10,000 participants look at pictures cropped closely around the subject's eyes, and asked them to explain the emotion of the person in the picture. The study found that people in their 40s and 50s were best at gauging the true emotions.