REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
Unhappy Swimmer, Miami Beach FL 2005
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Louisiana ranks as fifth happiest state
A new survey of economic well-being ranks Louisiana as the fifth happiest state in the nation because of its low unemployment and foreclosure rate. MainStreet.com, a financial media Web site, introduced the "happiness index" today as a counterbalance to the "misery index" that became popular in the 1970s. Nebraska topped the initial survey, followed by Iowa. Oregon finished last, behind Florida and California.
Baton Rouge Business Report 4-6-09