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Old Dec 18th 2009, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by MrEmjoy View Post
'they' say allot, 'they' often go back and forth on what's right and what's wrong, what's good and whats bad, 'they' can **** off.

But I agree Seasonal Affective Disorder is common, I think it's more of an issue in modern times because people travel around the world, feel great on holiday, and then bummed when they get home.
I found out that I am one of those folks who need sunshine in the winter time-not glaring type, just sunshine. I guess that would explain why on rainy days like today, I just want to curl up with a book or something.
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by zargof View Post
Yeah it does seem strange. From the article:

"A new study found that people who report more satisfaction with their lives live in states that score well on things like good schools, low crime and short commuting time, perhaps a first objective look at why some states are happier than others."

Good schools and low crime, doesn't sound like Louisiana to me...
I think they were stretching to think to include 3 things...

Katrina washed away their problems
Criminals were displaced like everyone else and so moved elsewhere... like to Texas, and haven't moved back.
Steven Seagal patrols the streets of Jefferson Parish...
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Chugabug View Post
They say not getting enough sunshine makes you unhappy. Does that mean that anywhere in the USA is happier than Britain?
you've not been to Oregon or Washington then
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 6:40 pm
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you've not been to Oregon or Washington then
Hey, Rainman! The sun's shining up here in Seattle!
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 6:43 pm
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Steven Seagal patrols the streets of Jefferson Parish...
Watched a few episodes of that show a few weeks ago. It was actually pretty good I thought. A celebrity that's actually doing some good for society - imagine that.
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 6:56 pm
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Hey, Rainman! The sun's shining up here in Seattle!
that's what that glow is in the sky.
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 7:14 pm
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were they on crack when they came out with that list?

though the last chunk is about right, not sure about indiana, would have thought mass would have filled that slot
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 7:23 pm
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were they on crack when they came out with that list?

though the last chunk is about right, not sure about indiana, would have thought mass would have filled that slot
Maine didn't do too shabby.
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 8:13 pm
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29!! Twenty-nine?! I'll have you know we're a bloody cheerful lot up here, but the beatings will now have to continue until morale improves.

Besides... who wouldn't want to live in a state full of cheese? Happy happy, joy joy.
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
46 for California, sounds about right
43 Ohio, not much higher.
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Originally Posted by chartreuse View Post
Don't forget, there was a well respected study, some years ago, that showed that people who are as thick as pigshit sail blissfully through life, convinced that they're the best person ever at their job, while folks who are capable of critical thinking worry about things that are not as perfect as they could be and get miserable.
Just like Homer said, keep your expectations low and you will never be disappointed!!!!!
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Originally Posted by nettlebed View Post
I think this is what you are referring to: “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments.”

Makes a fun read if you have a few minutes spare...
That's the one. Interestingly, in all four studies, the people who were the best at whatever under estimated their ability.
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Criminals were displaced like everyone else and so moved elsewhere... like to Texas, and haven't moved back.
That's the truth! I wonder whether that's why employers don't seem to believe me when I tell them I have no criminal record?
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Old Dec 19th 2009, 2:48 am
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Originally Posted by MrEmjoy View Post
'they' say allot, 'they' often go back and forth on what's right and what's wrong, what's good and whats bad, 'they' can **** off.

But I agree Seasonal Affective Disorder is common, I think it's more of an issue in modern times because people travel around the world, feel great on holiday, and then bummed when they get home.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOiLsoDcudQ
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Besides... who wouldn't want to live in a state full of cheese?
Me.
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