Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff • Discoverology

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

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A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that when people spend money on time-saving services such as a house cleaner, lawn care or grocery delivery, it can make them feel a little happier. By comparison, money spent on material purchases — aka things — does not boost positive emotions the way we might expect.

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