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Happy Midwest; New York Stressed

Catharine Rampell in NYT has a great feature on variations in happiness in the US, including the great pictures below.

The overall US picture on happiness shows a surprisingly happy northern Midwest/Plains; New York City area not so much

Maybe it’s the stress. In Manhattan, rich downtown and mid-town are stressed out, Harlem is more relaxed (see legend below).

Your present author originated in that happy slice of northwest Ohio and is now…

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OK let’s get really rigorous about using local knowledge on US regions

One great response to Friday’s post on David Brooks’ less-than-perfect-knowledge about the Midwest was a Discover Magazine blog post by Razib Khan that provided the following evidence-based map:

and for those who missed it in the comments section, here’s a story from my favorite news source:

‘Midwest’ Discovered Between East And West Coasts

“I long suspected something was there,” said Franklin Eldred, a Manhattan native and leader of the 200-man exploratory

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