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STUDY: Doing This One Thing Can Make You a Much Happier Person

By: Kelly Meyers

July 18, 2017

Want to be a happier person? Go spend money on somebody else. Seriously.

You may think that treating yourself to a massage, that purse you've been wanting at the mall, or a food treat may do the trick. But you'd be wrong. While all of those things will make you happier, the happiness is short lived. 

A new study has found that people who are generous and give to others tend to be happier people. Even people with less money or material objects were happier if they were giving to others. 

The good news is that you don't have to drop $100 on a friend just so you can feel happy. Even just spending $25 or buying them a few drinks will have the same positive result and make you happier.