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Scientists say winning the lottery does make people feel better about life — even though decades of evidence suggests otherwise

Lottery winners in Sweden are more satisfied with life than people who lost the lottery — even two decades later — according to scientific research.
James Bond is licensed to swill.

Public health researchers say James Bond is a ‘severe’ alcoholic with a chronic consumption problem

The researchers advised the secret agent to seek professional help and "find other strategies for managing on-the-job stress."
We don't think long-term.

Here’s why we’re all so bad at giving gifts people actually want

A study finds that present-givers focus too much on the recipient's short-term pleasure, instead of how they'll use the gift in the long term.
Mulled wine is a popular winter warmer.

The climate you live in could affect how much booze you drink, according to a new study

People who live in places with colder weather and fewer sunlight hours are more likely to drink more alcohol, researchers found.
You may burn more calories during the late afternoon.

What time of day your body may burn the most calories

According to a new scientific study, people may burn the most calories during the late afternoon. Here's why experts think that happens.
It's a tantalizing piece of information.

A Harvard researcher asked 2,000 people to guess coworkers’ salaries, with eyebrow-raising results

A study on pay transparency found that employees who learned their boss made more than they thought were subsequently motivated to work harder.
Relationships with others are important.

Scientists say selfish people earn less money and have fewer children — but there’s a catch

A new study suggests selfish people across the globe tend to make less money and have fewer kids than their more altruistic counterparts.
A recent study suggests that sleeping with your ex could help someone move on from the breakup faster.

It turns out that sleeping with your ex may not be a bad idea after all, according to experts

A recent study suggests that having sex with your ex might not actually make it harder to move on. And it might actually have some benefits. Here's what the study says about sleeping with an ex.
That BMW isn't earning you any pals.

The status symbols we buy, wear, and drive make people want to do business with us — but not be our friends

New friends may be repelled by fancy status symbols, like T-shirts with designer logos and brand-name watches. In the business world, however, those same accessories may serve you well, according to a new scientific paper.

The results of the most brutal finance exam in the world have just been released — here are the questions those who took it faced

The Chartered Financial Analyst exams are notoriously difficult — every year, only about 40% of people pass.