18 Sep '11, 12am

Cultured people happier, less stressed

Cultured people happier, less stressed

People who go to museums and concerts or create art or play an instrument are more satisfied with their lives, regardless of how educated or rich they are, according to a study released Tuesday. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share But the link between culture and feeling good about oneself is not quite the same in both sexes, according to the study, published in the British Medical Association 's Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health . For men, passive activities such as taking in a concert or museum exhibition are associated with an upbeat mood and better health, it found. For women, though, the link is active, in that they were less likely to feel anxious, depressed or feel unwell if they played music or created art. Researchers led ...

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