It may be no surprise that spending time on social media encourages us to compare ourselves with others. But new research suggests it can also cause us to be more dissatisfied with our income. When we watch others we start to unfavourably compare the money we make.
Not my fault
Pre-filling information in forms can reduce dishonest behaviour, recent research confirms. But when a form is pre-filled with the wrong amount, we tend to take advantage if it is in our favour. When it’s not our fault we may be less likely to call out inaccuracies.
Worried about what technological progress will do for jobs? Both a guaranteed income and keeping busy in work are important when it comes to our happiness, as economist Tim Harford notes. Those who may find themselves out of a job currently should not forget it’s not just about having income.