Happiness is…generosity

Happiness is…generosity

By Jack Keating for the Vancouver Sun

Sharing your money makes you happy while being stingy can make you sick, say researchers at the University of B.C.

_ã–I think the study provides one potential insight in understanding how the monetary decisions we make can influence our health and happiness,_㝠said UBC graduate student Lara Aknin, who co-authored the report with psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn.

_ã–And our results showed that people who gave more money away reported higher levels of happiness. And the more stingy the decision, the more money they kept for themselves predicted high levels of negative emotion after the _ãÄdictator_ã_ game._ã

The findings were recently published in the Journal of Health Psychology…

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