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Does taking selfies make us happier? Taxpayer funded study finds it does...in some cases.
cbsaustin ^ | July 24, 2018 | Kristine Frazao

Posted on 07/24/2018 4:53:12 PM PDT by bgill

And it turns out in 2016, the federal government decided it a worthy cause to fund a study to see if taking selfies increases happiness. It involved creating two smartphone apps for participants to take photos and record their moods...documenting responses and mapping conclusions: the total cost was about $500,000. “We spent close to a half a million dollars on this study and I think they ought to give it back,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in an interview last week, calling it an excessive and unnecessary use of our tax dollars... But supporters say it's also a minuscule amount when you consider what Congress spends, even on a daily basis.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: lookatme; narcissism; selfiestudy; taxdollars
it's also a minuscule amount when you consider what Congress spends, even on a daily basis.

Congress wastes millions every day. It's disgusting. Congress should pay us back out of their own pockets.

1 posted on 07/24/2018 4:53:12 PM PDT by bgill
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I’m very happy and have never, nor will I ever take a selfie. I also refuse to use emoji’s.


2 posted on 07/24/2018 4:54:33 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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Irony is wasting money on useless studies makes US the working American taxpayers unhappy.

Who cares what the prissy Millenials do?


3 posted on 07/24/2018 4:56:34 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud , non citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: cyclotic

Well, taking selfies made Obama happy.....because nobody wanted to look at him.


4 posted on 07/24/2018 4:58:26 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: bgill

What members of Congress voted to waste this money?


5 posted on 07/24/2018 4:58:48 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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Believe it or not I’ve never taken a selfie. Never. I can count the number of times I’ve “texted” on two hands.


6 posted on 07/24/2018 4:59:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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I have never taken a selfie and never sent a text. Life is good and still goes on.


7 posted on 07/24/2018 5:01:20 PM PDT by 4yearlurker ("There stands mother under the oleanders,open the windows." A dying cowboys last words,1879.)
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8 posted on 07/24/2018 5:02:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents…”

—James Madison


9 posted on 07/24/2018 5:11:24 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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Pictures tend to be depressing (e.g. I thought I looked a little thinner than that..), so no, selfies do not make me happy. Pictures might motivate me to work out more, but they also destroy my comforting delusions..
10 posted on 07/24/2018 5:19:06 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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“$500,000...for a study to see if taking selfies increases happiness.”

Did I read that right?
BS!


11 posted on 07/24/2018 5:19:30 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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a worthy cause to fund a study to see if taking selfies increases happiness.

I think it was a worthy cause. It means that Congress has busy constructing its own gallows at taxpayer expense, so the taxpayers are going to get their money's worth. This will increase the taxpayers' happiness.

If Congress knew what it were doing, it wouldn't do that.

Politics is a career for those who are attracted to a life of crime.

12 posted on 07/24/2018 5:24:15 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn(ed!) the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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This poser agrees.


13 posted on 07/24/2018 5:28:09 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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It only makes us happier if we don’t accidentally step off a cliff or fall into the sea...


14 posted on 07/24/2018 5:31:29 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: bgill

Your tax dollars at work!


15 posted on 07/24/2018 5:33:05 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation has ended!)
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16 posted on 07/24/2018 5:34:20 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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Yeah, it’s so minuscule I am sure it’s no problem if we put it on your tax bill next year instead of ours.


17 posted on 07/24/2018 6:33:00 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Same here. I don’t take selfies, don’t text, don’t do FB and use the actual phone to speak to people.


18 posted on 07/25/2018 6:45:08 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: cyclotic

I have noticed as have others that those that take selfies have messy rooms.


19 posted on 07/25/2018 10:28:41 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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