Referred by John Tierney (yet another new blog!), I took the survey put up by George Loewenstein and others on whether you are a tightwad or a spendthrift.

People who think of themselves as either tightwads or spendthrifts supposedly are less happy than people in between. But I think of myself as a tightwad (I don’t know how I came out in the survey) and I think of myself as happy. And, as you know, I think of happiness research as mostly bunk.