Archives For Happiness

 

How happy is your state?

Each year the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measures the well-being of all 50 states. This year, for the first time, North Dakota jumped to the top, scoring the highest in work environment and physical health.

  1. North Dakota
  2. South Dakota
  3. Nebraska
  4. Minnesota
  5. Montana
  6. Vermont
  7. Colorado
  8. Hawaii
  9. Washington
  10. Iowa

Source: Gallup

 

What makes us happy at home? Houzz.com asked more than 6,000 people just that—and the results are fascinating.

  • 87 percent said that their home design impacts their overall happiness.
  • Big windows and comfortable furniture top the list—74 percent and 70 percent, respectively.
  • Men are more than twice as likely to derive happiness from a big-screen TV than women.
  • Overall, homeowners are happiest in rooms that are clean, organized, and comfortable.
  • Rural homeowners prefer the sounds of wildlife, while suburbanites love to hear the conversations among children and family members. City dwellers dig music the most.
  • 15% say the kitchen is their happy place.
  • Being surrounded by immediate family is preferred.

Source: Houzz

Illustration: Alice Stevenson