A new study tested how much people's happiness and sense of wellbeing increased with different pay raises . . . and how much people's happiness and sense of wellbeing increased doing different hobbies and activities.
And they found getting a LIBRARY CARD makes you feel SUPER happy. In fact, the happiness is the equivalent of getting a BIG PAY RAISE.
The researchers found that getting a library card and using it increases a person's wellbeing the same amount as a $2,282 raise from work. That's about a 5% raise if you're making $45,000-a-year.
Going to the library even feels better than playing SPORTS. Playing sports increases a person's wellbeing as much as a $1,913 raise.