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Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid

The National Academy of Sciences recently released a study showing that individuals that spent money on time saving services reported having greater life satisfaction.  The researchers surveyed individuals in the US and in Europe and found that although levels of wealth are increasing, that it is coming with a cost: increased demands on people’s time.  The study found that participants reported feeling happier after spending money on time saving purchases such ordering takeout food than they did on material purchases such as clothing.  So if you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket, think about hiring a maid and treating yourself to a nice run outside or some quality time on the couch!

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