i told you so
People in sunny, outdoorsy states - Louisiana, Hawaii, Florida - say they're the happiest Americans, and researchers think they know why. A new study comparing self-described pleasant feelings with objective measures of good living found these folks generally have reason to feel fine.
Before I moved to Florida, I was aware that sunshine is scientifically proven to make one happier. When you see more sun and feel its warmth more often, you feel better.
And because you probably want to know who was on the bottom of the list on the happiness scale, that would be New York state.