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Travel makes us as happy as getting married

Travel makes us as happy as getting married | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

According to a global study commissioned by Booking.com, more people look to holidays when they're in need of a happiness boost than anything else. Polling 17,000 people from 17 countries, the study found that 70 per cent of respondents were happier travelling than obtaining material things, 50 per cent were happier hitting the road than landing a new job, 49 per cent derived more happiness from holidays than their own weddings and 45 per cent were happier travelling than getting engaged. Three in ten respondents even said travelling made them happier than having a baby. The study also revealed the emotional life hit at each stage during the travel process, from planning through to being away. 

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Science proves that travel is the secret to happiness

Science proves that travel is the secret to happiness | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

A recent study at Cornell University found that spending money on experiences is more likely to bring you lasting happiness than spending money on material objects. The reason being that people "adapt" to physical objects - meaning the things you've bought will bring decreasing amounts of happiness as time goes on and you get used to having them around - whereas those one-off experiences will be looked back upon with joy that only increases. Find out more.

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