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Since the publication of the "Easterlin paradox" in 1974, researchers from around the globe have been trying to prove whether or not a person's net worth correlates with how happy they are. In 2008, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers found a logarithmic correlation between one's income and life satisfaction. The research duo published a new paper last month to reveal that this correlation has held up through recessions, with people in 25 countries reporting higher life satisfaction with higher pay.
Who knew drinking iced tea in a parking lot could get you arrested? This footage of a plain clothes police officer arresting a man who apparently refused to hand over his Arizona Iced Tea has been making the rounds today, with many viewers calling it out as a clear abuse of authority. As seen in the video, the arresting officer refuses to properly identify himself while confronting rapper Christopher "Xstrav" Beatty and subsequently tackles him to the ground and places him in handcuffs for "trespassing." According to the North Carolina Court System website, Beatty was arrested by officer Rick Libero and is being charged with Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespass and Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer.
Greenheart Games has come up with a clever, refreshing way to discourage its patrons from pirating video games. Minutes after releasing their latest title Game Dev Tycoon last Sunday, the developers intentionally leaked a free "cracked" version of the game on a torrent site, and with the help of a few seeding friends, more than 3,104 users, or nearly 94% of all players, had downloaded the illegal copy within the first day. What none of them had realized is that the "cracked" version was designed for failure: after a few hours of gameplay, the player's virtual game development company's titles would become victims of piracy themselves, causing them to slowly go bankrupt.