The science behind celebrity pathos

05/19/2009 | ScienceDaily

Clip this to break out in case of midlife crisis or distressing class reunion: People who achieve fame, money and beauty tend to be less happy. A University of Rochester study finds that those who obtain "extrinsic" goals experience more shame, anger and symptoms of anxiety. "The things that make your life happy are growing as an individual, having loving relationships, and contributing to your community," one researcher says.

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