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Can money buy happiness? It's an age-old question that researchers recently have become eager to answer. A 2016 study by Case Western Reserve University found that making more money reduced negative emotions for people earning less than $80,000, but the benefits disappeared after the $200,000 threshold was reached. That may help explain why businessman Khajak Keledjian "felt an emptiness" when he sold a minority stake in his retail company, Intermix, to a private-equity firm in 2007, a transaction that's typically considered a victory. "The world that I was in—this very driven New York world—didn't have a pause button," he said.