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Old 11-29-2011, 10:41 PM
 
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Boston seems to have hit a few negative lists lately, so it's nice to see something positive. The city ranked #5 on the Men's Health "Blues-Proof Towns" list out of 100 towns.

America's Saddest Cities | Men's Health
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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Boston seems to have hit a few negative lists lately, so it's nice to see something positive. The city ranked #5 on the Men's Health "Blues-Proof Towns" list out of 100 towns.

America's Saddest Cities | Men's Health
Yeah, and Manchester NH is the second happiest place on the planet, second only to Honolulu and followed immediately by that other absolutely fabulous destination Fargo ND. Hmmm, what could it be? The 20 ft of snow? The 50 below temps? Good thing we have these scientific surveys to explain everything to us. Way over my head.

If it were me I might just think if Fargo were the happiest place, would 20 million people live there? I mean if it's so wonderful, people would move there, and if not wouldn't people leave?
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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I guess being rated rude and poorly dressed works for Bostonians.

We aren't slaves to fashion and don't care how we dress and when we are angry we tell people and get our emotions out rather than holding them in.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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America's Saddest Cities | Men's Health

I wonder why that is? I would think that sunny places are more SADD-proof. Does anyone have any ideas on that?
(Does it only work for men ) ?
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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I wonder why that is? I would think that sunny places are more SADD-proof. Does anyone have any ideas on that?
(Does it only work for men ) ?
Unemployment rate, housing market and COL all play a role. It's tough to be happy when you're unemployed and homeless, even if it is 80 degrees and sunny.

I'm sure this list is for both men and women.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Also, you see a lot of cities in florida where there are lots of retirees. So many people move south to die, so that would make sense why so many cities in florida are rated as sad. Overall i think it's a very flawed list. Did they go to Fargo, omaha, madison, lincoln, plano, and sioux falls and take the survey in those places? how the hell did those end up in the top 20 cities? When i went to omaha it seemed like a place where my chance of committing suicide because of depression would go up. Madison's actually not bad, but i wasnt doing cartwheels of joy all the way down washington ave. Messed up list IMo.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:30 PM
 
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Also, you see a lot of cities in florida where there are lots of retirees. So many people move south to die, so that would make sense why so many cities in florida are rated as sad. Overall i think it's a very flawed list. Did they go to Fargo, omaha, madison, lincoln, plano, and sioux falls and take the survey in those places? how the hell did those end up in the top 20 cities? When i went to omaha it seemed like a place where my chance of committing suicide because of depression would go up. Madison's actually not bad, but i wasnt doing cartwheels of joy all the way down washington ave. Messed up list IMo.
These lists are always absurd. They print 'em cuz people just love to read the top 100 whatever and any ensuing controversy is only all the better for publicity.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:09 AM
 
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Boston is full of happy drunks. Case closed.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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I wonder why that is? I would think that sunny places are more SADD-proof. Does anyone have any ideas on that?
(Does it only work for men ) ?
I wonder if there is a relationship with the amount of elderly (i.e., in Florida) and depression, as many elderly suffer from depression. Boston has a lot of young people...
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Unemployment rate, housing market and COL all play a role. It's tough to be happy when you're unemployed and homeless, even if it is 80 degrees and sunny.

I'm sure this list is for both men and women.

This is so true! If you're broke it doesn't matter how sunny it is...you're still broke
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