Material girl

April 16, 2010

Photo: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Remember the study that found the spending money on experiential purchases makes you happier than buying the latest Louboutins (well, technically the study focused on material items, not just to-die-for shoes — that’s just how I’d choose to splurge…)?

There’s now a new study led by the University of Colarado at Boulder that has found that people who choose to pursue happiness through material means are less liked than their peers than people who seek happiness from life experiences.

So it seems that when it comes to popularity contests and your happiness quotient, you’ll win in both respects by getting out there and living your life rather than filling your closet à la Shopaholic Becky Bloomwood.

Although I still firmly believe there’s a place for both — it’s all about balance. :)

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