Living the Happy Life
There's an odd poll published by Gallup about the areas that are happiest and have the best sense of well-being. Where I live tops the list for big metropolitan areas. I'd tend to agree. Most folks here work hard and play hard. We apparently rate especially high in both "Healthy Behavior" and "Physical Health." Well imagine that - our veggie-eating, exercise-loving, no smoking in public places lifestyle makes us healthier than average? Nah! Anyhow, can't say whether the impression maps to actual reality (survey responses vs. actual health stats), so that would be interesting, but this is a weird window on our self-perception.