Money does by happiness … And if you live in the U.S., the amount of money an individual needs to make in order to be happy is $105,000 a year. That’s according to a new study from Purdue University. (Moneyish)
Speaking of happiness … Bronze medalists in the Olympics are happier than Silver medalists. How can this be? Well, according to a study, Silver medalists beat themselves up over the fact that they “almost won” Gold. Bronze medalists, on the other hand, think, “At least I got a medal.” (NBC News)
About time … For the first time ever, an amputee will grace the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Brenna Huckaby is a Paralympic snowboarder from Utah, who will compete in the Paralympic Games in Pyeong Chang next month. At just 22, Brenna has become an inspiration for many women with disabilities, and now her celebrity as a model in the Swimsuit Edition has rocketed the body acceptance movement ahead for women who feel they are underrepresented in the media. In a recent interview with Cosmo she explained, "[The response has] been extremely positive and uplifting, which I was hoping for. Before doing the shoot, I thought, 'Holy cow, I'm opening myself up for a lot of good, but potentially also a lot of bad.' I wanted it to be done right. I wanted to represent women with disabilities the right way." Not only is she an athlete and a model, but this hardworking young cancer survivor is also a mom and a fiancée … sounds like Brenna Huckaby is definitely representing not just women with disabilities the right way, but women in general!
School daze … A school in Japan has angered parents by requiring the students to wear expensive uniforms designed by Giorgio Armani. The uniforms, which include black and white shorts, a shirt, a cap, socks and shoes, will cost parents more than $700. (Japan Times)
Overkill, anyone …? A bridal show in the country of Dubai has taken things to a whole new level by unveiling a $1 million wedding cake. The cake, which is in the shape of a life-sized Arabian bride, took five days and more than 1,000 eggs to put together. It’s also decorated with edible pearls, 5,000 hand-cut flowers … and five three-carat diamonds, valued at $200,000 each. (Little Things)