Happiness Doesn’t Cost Much

The _Wall Street Journal_ recently asked several happiness researchers what changes they’ve made in their own lives to boost happiness. University of California professor David Schkade tries to “combat adaptation” by celebrating more often. “If you save all your celebrations for getting married or becoming vice president, you won’t celebrate very much,” he noted. Princeton University professor Alan Krueger invests in memories, like taking his father to the Super Bowl one year. “I got a lot of mileage out of that,” he says. “I had the anticipation of the game, as well as the game itself. I framed my ticket, which reminds me of the trip.”
h3(matt). Matt’s View
p(matt). Gee, no one mentioned working longer hours or making more money. What an odd bunch these happiness researchers seem to be!
p(matt). Here’s wishing you an _oddly_ happy New Year.

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