Friday, May 30, 2014

Smile! You're In One Of America's Happiest States


Lets' start your weekend on a positive note by sharing a story from CNBC/Yahoo Finance.

According to the financial website, Gallup's most recent "Well-Being Index" has determined Nebraska is the third best state in America if you're searching for peace-of-mind and contentedness.

What comprises "well-being"?  Start with physical fitness.  Add some emotional health.  And then consider work opportunities, stress level, cost of living, and even dental care.

The five best states for well-being -- according to Gallup's thousands of surveys and comprehensive interviews -- are:
  1. North Dakota
  2. South Dakota
  3. Nebraska
  4. Minnesota 
  5. Montana.  
According to the story, Nebraskans rank first in "life evaluation." One reason? Three out of four Nebraskans consider themselves "well rested."

The state with the worst sense of well-being is West Virginia, for four years in a row.  It ranks dead last in all categories but one -- work environment, where it's 14th in the nation.

Which state has the worst work environment?  Mississippi.

5 comments:

  1. ........... whatever .................. peace of mind can be found only in the country ....................... watching cattle graze in a pasture .................................. hearing the birdies sing as the sun sets ..................................... watching my neighbors wife hang clothes in the nude .................................. that sort of thing ............................

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    1. David the BohunkMay 30, 2014 at 12:54 PM

      You ain't in the country if you can see your neighbor hanging clothes.

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    2. David the BohunkMay 30, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      And, if you're using binoculars to do it, methinks that's perverted.

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    3. ................ nice try genius ...................................... i only use my telescope ..................

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    4. David the BohunkJune 1, 2014 at 5:54 PM

      Telescopes are only for looking at the 'moon'.

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