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A new study suggests that men who enjoy cultural activities and attend museums are happier. Strangely, the study suggests the same isn’t necessarily true for women who do the same thing. No word if the benefits extend to readers of art blogazines but we like to think they do … oh, and it makes you better looking too

Related: Canadian columnist David Akin comments on art and its role in “great countries,” and that “funding the arts is one important step on the path to greatness.”

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Hrag Vartanian

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3 replies on “Study: Artsy Men Are Happier”

  1. I wonder if the study bothered with the artists. I’d bet it would have shown that the artists who created the actual works are/were not healthy at all; either mentally or physically.

  2. “Strangely, the study suggests the same isn’t necessarily true for women who do the same thing.”  This is certainly strange and I doubt its validity!

  3. For men, it must have something to do with the visual pool of attractive females, whether they are in the pictures/paintings/screen, on the stage singing and dancing, or just in the crowd.  For women, they may get less happiness out of it all, based on the same visuals…. eyeing the competition.  I’m just sayin….:).

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