Wait, So Money Doesn't Buy You Happiness?

Wait, So Money Doesn’t Buy You Happiness? According to a recently study published in arXiv and reported on in Technology Review, health is the bigger correlate to Americans’ happiness than their paycheck (although in fairness, income matters, too — just not as much as you’d think). Right after happiness comes marriage, though watch it, because on the other side of the coin, having kids is tied to diminished happiness.

Shoot, we’ve been playing the game all wrong: tonight, we bust open the piggy bank and buy a new pair of running shoes. [Technology Review | arXiv.org]