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Money can buy happiness, but it caps off at $75,000:

“Beyond $75,000 in the contemporary United States, however,” the researchers say, “higher income is neither the road to experienced happiness nor the road to the relief of unhappiness or stress, although higher income continues to improve individuals’ life evaluations.” So richer people think their lives are better overallanother important measurebut their emotional well-being is no higher. (To understand the difference, think of it this way: Your emotional well-being is higher on the weekends, but your life evaluation isn’t; college graduates have higher life evaluation, but not emotional well-being.)

(Image from Matt Stopera's list of the world's most bizarre ATM art.)

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