In which states are Americans happiest?

In which states are Americans happiest?

Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, among them libraries, parks, highways, natural resources and police protection, a Baylor University study has found. “Public goods are things you can’t exclude people from using — and one person using them doesn’t stop another from doing so,”...

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Happiness did not decline repeatedly giving to others

Happiness did not decline repeatedly giving to others

While the happiness we feel after an activity diminishes each time we experience it, a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation, giving to others may be the exception to this rule. New research finds that participants’ happiness did not decline, or declined much slower, if they repeatedly bestowed gifts on others...

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