Secret to Happiness: Chocolate, Puppies and Money
Finding money produces the highest pleasure.
Life just got a lot easier. There is finally an answer to the age-old question, ‘what is happiness?’ According to new research, puppies, chocolate, and money is all you need to have a happy life. Scientists at Birkbeck Univeristy in London performed tests on 80 volunteers whose brainwaves were recorded while they engaged in various activities. Finding a stray £10 note came top of the list, followed by playing with puppies and eating chocolate; cue the rising obesity rates and uneasy financial climate. The results were produced on a pleasure scale ranging from minus 100 to plus 100. Listening to bad played violin was one of the most unpleasant experiences, with a rating of minus 55.7
The study was commissioned by chocolate brand Beyond Dark and was released on ‘Blue Monday, the third Monday in January and traditionally the most depressing day of the year. (Huffington Post)