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new york city unhappiest
2014-07-24 06:35:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It isn't unusual to see articles in the newspaper and online showing which US cities have the best housing, which are best for retirees, and which are the friendliest for your pets. The newest in this trend is a study released by the US National Bureau of Economic Research which reveals the unhappiest cities in the country. Despite the unhappiness quotient of these cities, the researchers were surprised to find that young people were...

Study Shows Personal Satisfaction Increased When Income Is Too
2012-12-03 15:45:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Money may not buy happiness, but a new study shows that increasing personal income can have a positive effect on a person´s satisfaction. The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, examined a host of economic, societal, and psychological factors in an attempt to correlate happiness and overall life satisfaction with financial well-being. "We've found that rising income does lead to rising...

Health And Happiness Really Are Related
2012-11-14 11:17:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from George Mason University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, the University of Chicago, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently revealed a new study indicating that health could impact happiness. In particular, the findings showed that disruption of the body´s daily functions was related to decreases in happiness. Previous studies have observed how happiness had...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'