In this Dutch town, the euro’s fictional bridges are now real

The European currency features buildings that didn't exist, until Spijkenisse made them in concrete

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  • The euro banknotes feature seven different bridges – all of them fictional.
  • They represent periods instead of places, so as not to offend anyone.
  • But one Dutch town has turned monetary fiction into monumental fact.
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How to get materialism under control in your life

It's insidious and destructive, but there are some things you can do to develop a healthier relationship with material things.

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  • Materialism is a personal focus on acquiring possessions that can steer your attention and behavior away from things that make you happy.
  • There are several things you can do to tame materialism in your own life.
  • Satisfaction ultimately can't be found in collecting the most stuff possible, but rather in achieving intrinsic values.
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    Higher incomes tied to better emotional states — but there's a catch

    A study of 1.6 million people ties high incomes with more positive emotions and fewer negative ones, but only towards the self.

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    • A review of data from 1.6 million people shows that higher incomes relate to more positive feelings about the self.
    • Feelings towards others were not affected by higher incomes.
    • The findings have implications for those hoping to improve society by raising incomes alone.
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