1.) The saying is that money can’t buy you happiness. However, it looks like the reverse might be true. Researchers have found that those people who are happiest as teens end up out-earning their peers by the time they are 30, making about 10% more than the average. But those who were unhappiest at the ages of 16 and 18 earned 30% less. Those researchers speculate that happiness could lead to optimism, which boosts one's persistence and one's chances of going to college, and potentially, a person’s income.
2.) Move over Justin Bieber, there’s a new king of the internet. PSY's Gangnam Style has become the most-watched YouTube video of all time. The title was previously held by Justin Bieber's Baby, which has earned 804 million views since its release in February of 2010. “Gangnam Style,” which was first uploaded on July 15th, has already surpassed the Biebs, with 806 million views to date.
3.) It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but almost half of adult Americans say they’re so stressed about the holidays, they’d just as soon forget the Christmas season. Think Finance, a developer of online personal financial management products, took a survey of 1,000 adults and found that 44 percent of respondents said they were highly stressed because of their expected holiday expenses. And 45 percent of those surveyed believe they don’t have enough money set aside to cover their holiday expenses.