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Study: Shopping Makes You Feel Happy

Go ahead! Go shopping today!

It can help boost your mood.

New research shows buying something can make you three times happier.

The University of Michigan study found shopping can help people feel more in control of their lives.

Researchers say so–called "retail therapy" shouldn't be dismissed as shallow and superficial.

It can actually help people overcome sadness.

But it appears you have to actually spend money to feel better.

Buying something was 40 times more effective than just browsing. So, go ahead. Spend some money - but not too much because then you'll feel sad and guilty. 

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