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How Much Leisure Time Do the Happiest People Have?

How Much Leisure Time Do the Happiest People Have?

I wonder if having more free time after a certain threshold is too much? Are we happiest when free time is a little scarce? Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

Up and down the economic ladder, many Americans who work—and especially those raising kids—are pressed for time, wishing they had more of it to devote to leisure activities (or even just sleeping). At the same time, research has indicated that people who are busy tend to be happier than those who are idle, whether their busyness is purposeful or not . A research paper released late last year investigated this trade-off, attempting to pinpoint how much leisure time is best. Its authors examined the relationship between the amount of “discretionary time” people had—basically, how much […]

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