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Money can’t directly buy happiness, but there are ways you can spend it that might help.

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In 2006, a man named Abraham Shakespeare won 17 million dollars in the lottery, but years later he told his brother that hed have been better off broke. In fact, many lottery winners find that it doesn't improve their lives the way they'd expect. They can't buy happiness. But everybody likes, and to some extent needs, money. And past a certain point pf wealth, you can just go out and get books and yachts and houses without batting an eye. That's the catch though. Spending money on stuff like that probably won't make you feel muc better. But psychologists have found that there are some ways that money can buy happiness. 

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