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I told you Hawaii was happy

13 Mar

They do not fit any of the characteristics of the Happiest Man in America, expect maybe the height.

More stats have come out of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.  Someone at the New York Times (who must have spent a lot of time studying the data — I would love to do that! ) figured out who would statistically be the happiest man in America, and then set out to find him. (This seems much more fun than finding the most Average American.)

According to the Index, the happiest man in America would be the following: “a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year”.  You might think it be a bit difficult to find someone with all of those qualities, but find him they did.

Introducing Alvin Wong, also known as The Happiest Man in America.  Please note that he lives in Hawaii (land of pineapple), not Wyoming.

Also, the Times has an infographic about the happiest groups of people.  Check it out here.

Maybe this is why Wyoming is happy… or at least not depressed?

9 Mar

Slate is reporting that Wyoming has one of the lowest rates of childhood obesity in the country.  They’re doing an ongoing series through The Hive (the tagline for The Hive is “Collective Wisdom”, but I can’t really figure our what separates it from slate aside from the annoying blue bar and the hexagon at the top of the screen) about the epidemic of childhood obesity facing our country.  You can play with their interactive map, read all kids of stats, and make suggestions for improvements.

Sadly, I have not found any statistics on the rate of pineapple eating…


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