Call it the revenge of Quinn Morgendorffer: no matter what you end up buying the angsty malcontent in your life for the holidays, a new study has proven that their bad attitude is bound to continue in a vicious cycle. Data collected from 10,000 American teenagers by University College London and the University of Warwick appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Association of Sciences, which judged the kids' happiness on a scale of one to five, found that those who were happiest as young adults grew up to make about $8,000 more than those who ranked the lowest on the teen happiness scale. Meanwhile, the saddest of the adolescent bunch earned about 10% less than the others. This held true despite all of the other factors researchers took into consideration: IQ, education level, self esteem and height.
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