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Film at 11: Money can't buy happiness

Health Day:

Psychological therapy may be much more effective at making people happy than getting a raise or winning a lottery prize, suggests an English study.

Researchers analyzed data on thousands of people who provided information about their mental well-being and found that the increase in happiness from a $1,329 course of therapy was so significant that it would take a pay raise of more than $41,542 to achieve an equal boost in well-being.

That suggests that therapy could be as much as 32 times more cost-effective at improving well-being than simply getting more money, the researchers said.

More detail here.

Of course, I can also see the opportunities for scam artists to move right in, since corporations would doubtless like to cut pain and suffering awards to 1/32 of what they used to be...

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Submitted by DCblogger on

money can't buy happiness, but it makes misery so much more comfortable.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

I hate those people who love to tell you
Money is the root of all that kills
They have never been poor
They have never had the joy of a Welfare christmas