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4 Life Lessons That Lead to Happiness, Success and Longevity | TIME

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If you have the cash, pay for dinner with a friend. 

Money definitely can make you happier – when you spend it on other people.

Harvard professor and author of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter SpendingMichael Norton explains in his TED talk (above).

Don’t have the cash for that? No problem. Take turns paying. Duke professor Dan Ariely says this brings more happiness than always paying half.

For more on how to have happy friendships click here.

When you face adversity, always ask what you can learn from it.

For more on how to make your life more meaningful — without terrible tragedy — click here.

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