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Scientists say winning the lottery does make people feel better about life — even though decades of evidence suggests otherwise
Lottery winners in Sweden are more satisfied with life than people who lost the lottery — even two decades later. That's according to a new study, which refutes other scientific evidence suggesting that people eventually get used to their life circumstances.
We rounded up some intriguing scientific findings on smooth-talking the person you're attracted to — whether they're a total stranger or your spouse.
Bhutan measures success not by gross domestic product, but by "Gross National Happiness." Although the country is sometimes thought of as the happiest in the world, modern problems are hurting its reputation.
We asked 17 people on the street in New York City what it means to be rich, and most of them didn’t talk about money
Business Insider asked 17 people around New York City what it means to be rich. Many people across generations and origin defined being rich as having a fulfilling life, full of love and family.
Cell phones and computers are slowly taking hold in one of the most mysterious countries in the world — and they’re not making people any ...
Bhutan, one of the most mysterious countries in the world, has resisted modern technology for decades. But lately, cell phones, computers, and TV has transformed life in Bhutan.
These everyday habits may be small, but they can make a real impact on your mood and mindset. From meditation and spending time with loved ones to eating high end chocolate and dancing, here's how 18 people maintain happy, productive, and successful lives.
Half of the teens who think social media has a negative effect on people say it’s because of bullying, rumors, or harmed relationships
A new study from Pew Research shows that a fourth of teens think social media has a largely negative effect on people their age.
Cherophobia comes from the Greek word 'chairo,' which means 'to rejoice,' and it essentially means you are afraid of what might happen if you enjoy life too much. It's usually a defence mechanism that stems from trauma or conflict.
I’m a giver and like to make people happy, but over the years I've learned that my time is valuable and sometimes I have to say no. After all, I’m juggling a full-time job, freelance deadlines, and an active social life. Here's what happened when I said no to every non-essential request for a week.
Do you measure yourself against others?