DC, VA And MD Residents Are NOT Happy, According To New Study

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A new study published by the journal Science reports that DC (36th), Virginia (28th), and Maryland(40th) rank in the bottom half of the “happiness scale”. What does that mean? Professor Andrew Oswald of the U.K.’s University of Warwick, who co-authored the study, says that “[…] ” our study shows that we can and probably ought to give up thinking of piles of dollars as the criterion for success and go over to a broader quality of life criterion.”

Easier said than done in THIS recession, right?

It could be worse … we could be the in the top three (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut). So how’s THAT For something to smile about :-D

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail: rachel@welovedc.com.

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