mid·​life | \ ˈmid-ˈlīf How to pronounce midlife (audio) \

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midlife adjective

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changes that occur at midlife

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Until midlife, men usually harbor a greater percentage of visceral fat than women do, but the pattern usually reverses as women pass through menopause. New York Times, "The Dangers of Belly Fat," 11 June 2018 The book is peppered with jokey lists that try to nail both the indignities and the advantages of midlife. Allison Pearson, New York Times, "A Warning to Women of a Certain Age: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Nightdress," 29 May 2018 One of the most memorable gifts of my midlife was when my husband gave me the first iPod in 2001. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 This essay is part of an occasional series provided by our partner organization Encore.org, which created the Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign, inviting those in midlife and beyond to connect with young people who need champions. Baltazar Villalba, The Christian Science Monitor, "He dreamed of teaching children with a background like his own," 13 June 2018 The first 10 episodes of that show used Sheila’s newfound zombie state as an allegory for the challenges marriages face in midlife, when identities shift and people seek out ways to invigorate their lives. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Dark Humanity of Barry," 22 Mar. 2018 In fact, only 10% to 20% of Americans report having a crisis at midlife. Barbara Brody, Woman's Day, "The Best Things About Getting Older," 2 Dec. 2014 Happiness with our money situation tends to rise with age, even though our income peaks in midlife and then generally declines. Washington Post, "Liz Weston: Saving money makes you happier - here’s proof," 23 Oct. 2017 For people at midlife — literally the 40s and 50s, given our lifespans — imagining new beginnings can be a mixed bag. Amy Lindgren, Twin Cities, "Working Strategies: Making an impact at midlife and beyond," 8 Apr. 2017

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1807, in the meaning defined above

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mid·​life | \ (ˈ)mid-ˈlīf\

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