Survey says money can buy happiness

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) If you're feeling a little blue, you might want to consider spending a little green.

Research from the University of Michigan shows that buying something can actually make us happier.

According to the study, shopping restored a sense of control in people, to counter feelings of sadness.

The so-called retail therapy was up to 40 times more effective at giving people a sense of control, than other methods.

Not only that, but they were three times less sad compared to those who only browsed.