Here’s Why Choosing to Keep Money or Donate It Can Increase Your Happiness
Research shows that people who spend money on others feel happier than those who spend money on themselves, and that donating money activates the same happiness receptors as receiving money. SoulPancake put these studies to the test with a clever experiment. They gave people $50 each and told them they could anonymously keep it or donate it. After making their choices, the people who donated the money experienced double the happiness boost as those who kept it.