A new meta-review of scientific studies over the past four decades reassuringly confirms that everything in our world is in perfect order: the beautiful people have every goddamn thing going for them.

Economists at the University of Texas-Austin analyzed data from five large surveys conducted between 1971 and 2009 in the USA, Canada, Germany and Britain. They found that beautiful people are generally happier than the plain Jane or or even ugly Joe.

And they say it's the economic benefit that results from beauty that accounts for at least half of the extra happiness that good-looking people report.

That's right—attractive people are already happy about being so god damn attractive, and on top of that, they're extra-happy because they have more money, thanks to being so attractive. Meanwhile, anthropologists say that fat people are more widely hated than ever before.

Just as God wants.

[USAT, photo via Getty]