Consultants for Yeo Valley, a British dairy company, asked 4,000 adults to rate their happiness criteria, and the result was a formula that includes a 20-minute work commute and either a date night or a night out with friends. Apparently, it's the simple things -- like a home-cooked meal -- that carry a lot of weight.
People who eat well and drink moderately were among the happiest, the study found. More than 75 percent of the respondents said that time with family and friends rated high on their happiness Richter scale, but more than half found it "difficult to achieve a balanced life."
Work stress and "relationship strife" were among the biggest downers -- no surprise there. The real shocker? Money didn't get a spot on the list!
What do you guys think? Do the simple things make you happy, or are you holding out for a lottery win?