Monday, May 26, 2014

How to Win the Lottery (Happily)

We all want to win the lottery, but it does come with some drawbacks.

“The problem with a big lottery win,” says Dr. Michael I. Norton, a social psychologist at Harvard Business School, “is that it adds a group of people to your life that you don’t want to be in contact with, and it disrupts the relationships with the people you do want to be in contact with.”

That does sound like a curse, but Dr. Norton hypothesizes that there’s an antidote.

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