KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2014-11-14

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This week’s articles are focused on one often overlooked, but important, topic: how to be wealthy and happy, two things shown to sometimes be at odds with one another. The articles offer interesting and helpful recommendations to help achieve this balance.

How to Gladden a Wealthy Mind (www.nytimes.com) – Striking it rich is the American dream, a magnetic myth that has drawn millions to this nation. And yet, a countervailing message has always percolated through the culture: Money can’t buy happiness. From Jay Gatsby and Charles Foster Kane to Tony Soprano and Walter White, the woefully wealthy are among the seminal figures of literature, film and television. A thriving industry of gossipy, star-studded magazines and websites combines these two ideas, extolling the lifestyles of the rich and famous while exposing the sadness of celebrity…

Can Money Buy Happiness? Here’s What Science Says (http://www.msn.com/) – It’s an age-old question: Can money buy happiness? Over the past few years, new research has given us a much deeper understanding of the relationship between what we earn and how we feel. Economists have been scrutinizing the links between income and happiness across nations, and psychologists have probed individuals to find out what really makes us tick when it comes to cash. The results, at first glance, may seem a bit obvious: Yes, people with higher incomes are, broadly speaking, happier than those who struggle to get by. But dig a little deeper into the findings, and they get a lot more surprising—and a lot more useful…

Come back next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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