Money can’t buy happiness. “This sentiment is lovely, popular, and almost certainly wrong,” says Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert in a paper he coauthored. Money provides an “opportunity for happiness,” the authors say, since moneyed people can live longer and healthier lives, enjoy financial security, have leisure time, and control what More

Altruistic people tend to score higher on many measures of life satisfaction. Yes, that seems counterintuitive, and such scales can admittedly be subjective. So a research team decided to explore the relationship between selflessness and two outcomes we are evolutionarily programmed to desire: wealth and procreation. It reports generous people have More