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Six Idiotic Idioms – and What’s Wrong with Them

Why NOT cry over spilt milk? Famous idioms and sayings don't always make sense – and here's why.

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1. Money Can’t Buy Happiness
1. Money Can’t Buy Happiness
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THE FLAW: Yes, it can. Permanent happiness is fleeting no matter what your bank account looks like, but research shows that money does, in fact, give you short-term bursts of joy – if you spend wisely.

Experiences such as concerts or holidays have been shown to bring greater happiness than purchasing stuff.

People who spend money on others are also measurably happier than those who treat themselves.

So do yourself a favour: buy happiness for someone else. 



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