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Want to be happy? Move to Hawaii! (Aloha state tops US Well-being Index)
Hotair ^ | 03/02/2012 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 03/02/2012 12:50:33 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Texans are all fired up today because it’s Texas Independence Day — Gov. Rick Perry tweeted that he’s already eaten a burger in celebration — but, when the 50 states are ranked according to the happiness of their residents, Texas doesn’t crack the top 10 (sorry, Texans … Oklahoma doesn’t register very highly, either). The president’s home state of Hawaii, however, ranks No. 1.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index takes into account emotional health (how likely residents are to smile or laugh and how unlikely to have a daily worry), life evaluation (how likely residents are to say they’re “thriving”), work environment (how completely residents are able to utilize their strengths at work), physical health (how unlikely residents are to be obese), healthy behaviors (how likely residents are to exercise and eat healthily) and basic access (how likely residents are to have access to health care, a safe work-out environment and other resources).

President Obama has said that he thinks he has a certain laziness that stems from growing up in Hawaii, where it’s always sunny and people lie on the beach for sport. But Hawaiians are actually pretty active; they ranked No. 1 in the “healthy behaviors” category, too.

On an afternoon that, like every other day this week, has been dominated by dismal news, may this poll (recycled from Monday) serve as a reminder to take a little time to smile, laugh or maybe even exercise today! Corny? Yes, but, as Kate Winslet as Iris says in The Holiday, “I’m looking for corny in my life.” Happy Friday!



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: hawaii; wellbeing

1 posted on 03/02/2012 12:50:38 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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Whats the haps? Go home haole!


2 posted on 03/02/2012 12:54:04 PM PST by CollegeRepublican
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To: SeekAndFind

...especially if you work in a hospital that Odumbo names......$$$$$$$ just keeps rolling in.......


3 posted on 03/02/2012 12:55:19 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: SeekAndFind

Hawaii ain’t fer me thanks. I loves my Michigan.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 12:56:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CollegeRepublican

“. The president’s home state of Hawaii, however, ranks No. 1.”

I thought that was Kenya or Indonesia? Sorry, I’ve lost count to the many lies..


5 posted on 03/02/2012 12:56:54 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: max americana

He was born in Mobassalulu.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 12:59:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Want to be happy? Move to Hawaii!"

I thought if you wanted to be happy for the rest of your life, you needed to marry an ugly wife.

7 posted on 03/02/2012 1:01:58 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind

No thanks.

I had more than my fill of living in jungles and deserts during my military tours. Don’t do either any more, nor swamps.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 1:04:06 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Cheaper to live in Texas and visit Hawaii.

 

    "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."

9 posted on 03/02/2012 1:05:34 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SeekAndFind
President Obama has said that he thinks he has a certain laziness that stems from growing up in Hawaii, where it’s always sunny and people lie on the beach for sport.

I seem to recall that narcissists are rarely happy (and neither are compulsive or frequent liars.)

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10 posted on 03/02/2012 1:08:04 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

Re: Hawaiians are happier than Texans...

Better grade of marijuana?


11 posted on 03/02/2012 1:15:32 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: max americana

I thought it was Illinois?
My home state of Hawaii??????
My home state of Illinois????????
My home country Kenya?????????
My home in Indonesia????????????????


12 posted on 03/02/2012 1:19:53 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obviously it tops the well-being index because you can come from another country, make pretend you went to Harvard, and become POTUS. And the state of HI will work to hide your true ID every step of the way.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 1:24:25 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: zeestephen
Better grade of marijuana?

More Socialist. More expensive, and a lot more sweating. Nice in pictures, but can be really hot with humidity reaching 100%. Get that same tropical feeling for a tenth of the cost in the Phillipines.

14 posted on 03/02/2012 1:25:07 PM PST by itsahoot (Much easier to tear down a building, than to build one. Bigger mess though.)
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To: smokingfrog

I liked East Texas near longview but the Dallas area wasn’t for me. Too wide open for me. I need to have trees overhead.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 1:28:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll stick to John Denver’s take on my home state: “Almost Heaven, West Virginia...”


16 posted on 03/02/2012 1:32:16 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: itsahoot

I lived there for several years when I was stationed there. I don’t remember any uncomfortable humidity. Prices were high in Honolulu but no higher than in Virginia Beach, the rest of the State was OK, the Big Island was actually cheap. I loved it.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 1:38:56 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: cripplecreek

There are piney woods as far west as Bastrop. (Except for the ones that got burnt up in last summer’s wildfires.)


18 posted on 03/02/2012 1:46:24 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m not a fan of too much dry weather. I love water and in Michigan we’ve got it everywhere.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 1:50:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker lives there.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 1:52:23 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: SeekAndFind

No thanks Hawaii. Spent quite a bit of time there long ago, I will stay right where I’m at now.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 2:28:06 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it doesn't get any better than that!)
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To: All

Just wait untill “DA BOYS” set your car free.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rg0_nLFCf0&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL0664C05E4FDD5C5C


22 posted on 03/02/2012 2:33:59 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: itsahoot

My company employs a large temp workforce.

Here in Seattle that means a Filipino majority.

And daily conversations about the cost of living in the Philippines.

Many of the white guys here already fantasize about collecting their Social Security checks at a Filipino beach house.

I grew up in south Florida - I’m not going ANYWHERE that has tropical sunshine and humidity.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 3:01:33 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
I’m not going ANYWHERE that has tropical sunshine and humidity.

They have air conditions now{:-),p> But I hear you, I had my share of the tropics. Lived in the desert 25 years.

24 posted on 03/03/2012 4:54:17 PM PST by itsahoot (Propaganda, not just for the commies anymore, works well her too.)
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To: R. Scott
I don’t remember any uncomfortable humidity.

I might have an excuse for not remembering something like that, but I will not ever forget sweating until my socks were wet in Pearl Harbor. I just checked the Temp Stats, and it look great but my memories recall a lot of sweat.

Pearl Harbor Temp Stats.

25 posted on 03/03/2012 5:02:30 PM PST by itsahoot (Propaganda, not just for the commies anymore, works well her too.)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20110308_Manoa_man_singled_out_as_happiest.html?id=117569409


26 posted on 03/03/2012 5:07:25 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: itsahoot

I often worked up a sweat but it was because I was working on a steel deck in the sun.


27 posted on 03/04/2012 3:26:49 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: R. Scott

” the Big Island was actually cheap. I loved it. “

Now in Japan ( originally from CT ) but love the Big Island . Heading there in 2 weeks to celebrate our 25th wedding anniv., 2nd honeymoon and to plain enjoy some serious R&R . Renting a small house a few footsteps from the water in Kailua-Kona . Can’t wait !


28 posted on 03/11/2012 3:52:39 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

Maui is overrated, but I loved Kauai.


29 posted on 03/11/2012 3:53:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: sushiman

When I was stationed in Pearl we regularly took loads to Kawaihae Bay on the north end of the island. The area was pretty much empty and far from the cities, great beaches, great water and a small restaurant. Loved it.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 4:11:48 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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