Can Money Buy Happiness? Actually, Yes

Happy woman pointing at money
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We all suspected it, and now there’s (even more) research to prove it: Earning more money does actually make people happier. That’s according to a new study from Daniel Kahneman and Matthew Killingsworth, researchers at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively, which finds that happiness rises as income does. The analysis upends previous research from Kahneman that…