Need a happiness boost? Spend money to buy time, not stuff

NPR reported on UBC research that found when people spend money on time-saving services it can make them feel happier.

Elizabeth Dunn, the study author and a UBC psychology professor, said “buying yourself out of [tasks] like mowing the lawn or cleaning the bathroom — these were pretty small, mundane expenditures, and yet we see them making a difference in people’s happiness.”