10 Happiest U.S. States: 24/7 Wall St.

According to 24/7 Wall St.’s analysis, states in some areas of the country continue to do better than others. Of the 10 states with the highest levels of well-being, the majority are either in the West or Midwest. Of the 10 states with the lowest well-being scores, eight are located in the South. This has been the case since the survey began.

1. Hawaii
2. Colorado
3. Minnesota
Well-being index score: 68.9
Life expectancy: 80.9 years (2nd highest)
Obesity: 24.7% (13th lowest)
Median household income: $56,954 (11th highest)
Adult population with high school diploma or higher: 92.0% (2nd highest)

Gallup found that Minnesota had better emotional health than all but two states. Some 86% of Minnesotans reported they did not feel an excessive amount of sadness during the previous day, a higher percentage than all but one state. In addition, Minnesotans ranked third in the physical health category. Nearly 83% of survey respondents said they did not have health problems that prevented them from doing activities typical of their age group — a higher-percentage than any other state. According to the most recent data, Minnesotans had the second-highest life expectancy of any state. Also, more than 78% of respondents said poor health did not get in the way of their usual daily activities, a higher percentage than all but one state.

4. Utah
5. Vermont
6. Montana
7. Nebraska
8. New Hampshire
9. Iowa
10. Massachusets

via Huffington Post

Happy Peace Anarchy Artist Spotted?!

Big thanks to Rex Anderson for sharing this photo with me of someone putting the happy face-peace sign- anarchy symbol on a barrier which looks to be at the Plymouth Avenue Bridge. Is this by the same street artist who did this drawing down at Water Power Park?

Happy Peaceful Anarchy

Found at Water Power Park.

  1. Camera: SONY DSC-W150
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/400th
  4. Focal Length: 5mm