November 14, 2018
New rankings on the nation’s ‘happiest’ states
California is among the nation’s Top 5 happiest states.

WalletHub used 31 different metrics, ranging from adult depression rate to the degree to which residents get enough sleep, to income level and commuting length, to come up with the rankings.

They were then combined into three overall categories--emotional & physical well-being, work environment, and community & environment--and correlated with the findings of a series of scientific studies.

There have been occasional reports that everyone was trying to leave California. But, turns out, its high ranking for emotional & physical well-being put it right near the top. It also has the fifth lowest rate of adult depression of all states. It's still expensive as heck to live here..

Hawaii is the happiest state in the nation followed by Utah, Minnesota and North Dakota.
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