02/11/2012 09:07 GMT | Updated 11/06/2013 01:53 BST

50 Things Every Woman Should Know By 50 (TIPS/PICTURES)

According to recent research, people tend to characterise individuals over the age of 50 as truly wise.

Gandhi, Confucius, Socrates, Queen Elizabeth and the Pope are nominated by the public as individuals who exhibit shrewd perception, rather than younger well-known figures.

Our American partners asked their readers exactly what they had learned by the age of 50 (see below).

Do you agree or disagree with the results? If so, please comment at the bottom of the page.