Study: Finding love makes you happier than a pay raise

Finding love and enjoying good mental health are by far the most important keys to a happy life, a study by the London School of Economics has found.

Both factors were found to be more significant contributors to an individual’s overall contentment than economic factors, including doubling one’s salary, according to analysis by the LSE…

Conversely, unemployment reduces the happiness of each unemployed person by about 0.7 points on average, further creating “fear and unease among those in work” and affecting the whole community.

Mental health is the biggest single predictor of individual happiness.