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  • Money can’t buy Americans happiness
  • Money can’t buy Americans happiness
    Peter, Creative Commons (2008) ©

Money can’t buy Americans happiness

‘Money can’t buy you happiness’ so the saying goes. And evidence suggests it's true. Research from the University of British Columbia shows that rich and poor people are generally as happy as each other. Where they do differ is in sadness levels; wealthier people are much less sad on a daily basis. What does this mean?



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