The science of being happy

"Some years ago, a popular bumper sticker in the United States declared, 'He who dies with the most toys wins.' Whatever rewards await those who die with the most toys, our results indicate that the American undergraduates who are happiest in this life are not necessarily those who amass great numbers of things," said lead researcher Jeff Larsen of Texas Tech University in the study published in the April issue of Psychological Science.

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