The happiest city

In his book, Stumbling on Happiness, Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert notes that three decisions in life affect your happiness: “Where to live, what to do, and with whom to do it.” The second two have been examined in great depth; the third, up until now, not so much. Researcher Richard Florida looked closely at the 2010 edition of the Gallup-Healthyways Well-Being Index which listed 185 of America’s largest metros in terms of their relative “happiness.” What he found was that, over time, America has increasingly become unequal and divided in terms of income, jobs, education, politics and culture. The difference between being happy and unhappy has come to revolve around geographical location and urban environment. And it seems like Boulder is currently the happiest place to be. 

Source: PSFK