We know money can’t buy happiness (or can it?) and as Americans, we all have the right to pursue it. But what are some things we don’t know about this emotional state we all strive for? We tracked down several recent studies to reveal six things you don’t know about happiness.
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Money Can Buy Happiness—Sort Of
Making more money will boost more than just your income. According to a 2010 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a person’s level of happiness and emotional well-being increased along with their paycheck—but capped out at about $75,000 a year. People who made more than that didn’t get any happier after they hit that 75k mark.