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Money can buy happiness






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The Beatles sang in a song that money can't buy us love. Many people believe money cannot buy happiness and that it is the cause of evil. However, new research says money can buy happiness. A study compared the spending habits of 625 people with their personality. They compared the personalities with a list of what the people bought. The conclusion was that buying the right things can lead to happiness.

The study could change how people think about money and happiness. Internet companies could use information about happiness to recommend things that increase it. A researcher said spending money could be more important in our lives than we thought. She said: "Spending money on products that help us express who we are could…be as important to our well-being as finding the right job…or even the right friends."

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