Aristotle defined envy as the pain caused by the good fortune of others.
Often used interchangeably, but not to be confused with, jealousy (which describes the fear of losing something), envy is longing for something you don't have. In the case of Snow White, the object of the evil Queen's envy was her youth and beauty.
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In Debra's case, it's wealth. The 34-year-old freelance makeup artist was envious whenever Facebook "friends" posted photos from trips. Her budget was too tight for travel. Once she began receiving updates on her iPhone, "I was checking it constantly," she says. "It made me feel crappy."
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