It seems that Steve Jobs might be on to something with each new Apple product launch, because a new research has shown that technology actually does make us happier.
The UK study showed that those who have more access to technology, particularly technology with Internet access, report greater levels of satisfaction in areas such as work, social life, and home life. Women in particular reported that the more access to technology they had, the happier they felt.
By collecting data from 39 countries around the world, the researchers concluded that "IT has a direct positive impact on life satisfaction, even when controlling for income and other factors known to be important in determining well-being."
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