Inspired by the Olympics: LV Friday Five, August 10, 2012

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LV Friday Five

The Olympics inspire everyone—there’s something about learning the personal stories of the Olympians and watching them win gold that makes us all want to reach our own goals. Here’s a roundup of this week’s post celebrating the Olympics … and you!

We wanted to know who made bank from the Olympics, so here’s a slide show of the richest and poorest athletes of the London 2012 games.

Our friends at Savvy Sugar compiled a list of the highest paid female athletes in the world, but are they all Olympians?

People usually assume that with the help of tourism, the Olympics boost the host city’s local economy, but we wondered: Is it worth it for a city to host the Olympics?

Sure, Olympians reach goals with every medal they win, but how can you reach your personal goals? A new book claims that lying to ourselves can actually help us get closer to our goals.

Another way to become the best version of yourself? Smiling. A new study suggests that smiling may be the key to a better, happier life.