Why You Shouldn’t Race Through Those Thank-You Notes

New York Magazine: Thank-you notes are the bane of newlyweds ever — they take forever, are drenched in overly saccharine language, and seem to serve little point other than adhering to an established social more. But a new study led by Lisa Williams of the University of New South Wales and published in the journalEmotion suggests More

Experiences make you happier than ‘stuff,’ even before you buy

The Washington Post: Money can only buy you happiness if you spend it right. Previous research has shown that people value “experiences” like vacations and fancy meals more than they value material goods like cars and clothes. In a new study published in Psychological Science, researchers report that consumers actually enjoy waiting for experiences more, too. In the More