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Smart people are happier.

Via Medical News Today:

People with lower IQs tend to be less happy and have poorer health in general than individuals with higher IQs, researchers from University College London reported in Psychological Medicine.


The authors found that there was a significant link between IQ and levels of happiness:

  • People with the lowest IQs (IQ of 70 to 99) were found to have the poorest levels of happiness
  • People with the highest IQ (IQ of 120 to 129) were found to have the highest levels of happiness
  • Some factors, such as income levels, health, neurotic symptoms and activities of daily living had an impact on people’s levels of happiness. They were found to reduce the link between happiness and IQ by about half

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