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Old 03-03-2011, 07:27 PM
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Can't be right. Oklahoma is way higher. Everywhere I go it looks like people are "cheesing."
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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We wanted to study whether people's feelings of satisfaction with their own lives are reliable, that is, whether they match up to reality of sunshine hours, congestion, air quality, etc in their own state," Oswald said.
Hmm, I'm generally less happy when there's lots of sun and more happy when it's overcast, or at least patchy clouds. Basically, when it's really bright and sunny I'm often irritable. I always find it a bit of a foreign concept that so many seem to associate sunshine with happiness. But apparently most do.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Louisiana??? I'd be happy too if we had drive-through daiquiri stands on every corner.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Louisiana??? I'd be happy too if we had drive-through daiquiri stands on every corner.
Not to mention all the women exposing their breasts in exchange for a few cheap beads.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Miss Mardi Gras in Boston?
We're first in something, so here come the hate and criticizers...
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Northwest Hills, CT
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Connecticut is #50, why am I not surprised.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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How is Alaska so high on the list when its suicide rate is through the roof?
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: South Central Nebraska
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Nebraska? 33? Some of the happiest, long-lived, and healthiest people live on the Plains!

Another study the Mainstreet.com Happiness Index had the Plains States ranked as highest and some of the Southern States ranked the worst:

Happiness Index: South Carolina Ranks Worst - MainStreet

However this data is based on the state's unemployment rate, foreclosure rate and per capita non-mortgage debt. From what I remember living in SC it was beautiful and had great weather but had a horrible economy, high crime, people complained about everything and the foreclosure rate and amount of property for sale was unreal. Its interesting how these studies rate states completely differently.

Also the Gallup Well-Being Index showing similar results but based on physical and emotional health criteria:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...st_WellBeing_1

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Old 04-08-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Nebraska? 33? Some of the happiest, long-lived, and healthiest people live on the Plains!

Another study the Mainstreet.com Happiness Index had the Plains States ranked as highest and some of the Southern States ranked the worst:

Happiness Index: South Carolina Ranks Worst - MainStreet

However this data is based on the state's unemployment rate, foreclosure rate and per capita non-mortgage debt. From what I remember living in SC it was beautiful and had great weather but had a horrible economy, high crime, people complained about everything and the foreclosure rate and amount of property for sale was unreal. Its interesting how these studies rate states completely differently.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: plano
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So much for the higher quality of life in those mega cities with big liberal ideas.
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