"...participants who were randomly assigned to spend money on others experienced greater happiness than those assigned to spend money on themselves."What amazed me about this story is not so much the conclusion, as one of the three authors -- Lara Aknin. Holy crap my little cousin -- who I remember holding as an infant -- is published in Science Magazine (!).
Next I'm sure she'll publish a study that proves that older cousins who are not yet published in prestigious scholarly journals get depressed when considering the accomplishments of their own lives... just kidding Lara -- way to go!