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lust, like, and love.

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Attraction is often the first step to like, lust, or love. It may even cause one of those three. There are many influences on attraction, and eventually love. Proximity is the first factor that leads us to feelings. If someone is close and convenient, we are more likely to be interested. The psychology book says that people with similar last names tend to be friends, just because of their placement in lines and classrooms. The next factor in like is similarity. We like things and people that are similar to us. When we have things in common, it's easier to form a connection because of mutuality and similar opinions. Next is reciprocity, an important factor in relationships and feelings. We feel obligated to maintain equity and give and take an equal amount.

Along with factors of love and like, there's different types of love. Passionate love is when two people have a physical attraction and an overwhelming longing for each other. Another type is companionate ove, which is a deep sense of friendship and fondness of each other. Empty love is when the feelings are gone, and they stay together for other reasons.

http://www.livescience.com/7023-rules-attraction-game-love.html

The article talks about the rules of attractions, many of which we talked about in discussion section such as symmetry, hip to waist ratio, and the face. It's interesting to me to see how many people view attractiveness, and what is considered the most attractive and acceptable in society.

Does money bring us happiness? There's that cliche phrase, "money can't buy happiness," but I still think a majority of people would say that yes, money can correlate to being happy and can make you happy. When people have enough money, they are able to live easier and don't have to stress about their next meal, buying school supplies, keeping up with bills and the mortgage, etc.

The psychology book says that money can't buy long term happiness. Someone who wins the lottery will be temporarily very happy, but after a few weeks, they will return to their usual state of happiness. People with more than 50,000 dollars do not really have a correlation between money and happiness, because they have enough money to survive and live their live. People tend to forget that more money can bring complications such as working harder and being busier and working longer hours, and the stress that comes along with working too much definitely will not make you happy.

http://www.wealthinformatics.com/2011/09/19/can-money-buy-happiness/

The article I read about takes a stab at the opposing side, disagreeing with most people and lots of research that money does not buy happiness. She states that happiness is many emotions, rather than just one. Feeling financially secure, being prideful and proud of the children you sponsor in a different country, and the joy from an expensive vacation, are all parts of being happy, and all cost money. The article was very interesting to read and I enjoyed reading about someone who told the truth about money and how it affects their life.

I don't know how to make the link show, I will ask you in class on Tuesday.. Sorry!!

Does money bring us happiness? There's that cliche phrase, "money can't buy happiness," but I still think a majority of people would say that yes, money can correlate to being happy and can make you happy. When people have enough money, they are able to live easier and don't have to stress about their next meal, buying school supplies, keeping up with bills and the mortgage, etc.

The psychology book says that money can't buy long term happiness. Someone who wins the lottery will be temporarily very happy, but after a few weeks, they will return to their usual state of happiness. People with more than 50,000 dollars do not really have a correlation between money and happiness, because they have enough money to survive and live their live. People tend to forget that more money can bring complications such as working harder and being busier and working longer hours, and the stress that comes along with working too much definitely will not make you happy.

http://www.wealthinformatics.com/2011/09/19/can-money-buy-happiness/

The article I read about takes a stab at the opposing side, disagreeing with most people and lots of research that money does not buy happiness. She states that happiness is many emotions, rather than just one. Feeling financially secure, being prideful and proud of the children you sponsor in a different country, and the joy from an expensive vacation, are all parts of being happy, and all cost money. The article was very interesting to read and I enjoyed reading about someone who told the truth about money and how it affects their life.

I don't know how to make the link show, I will ask you in class on Tuesday.. Sorry!!

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