Charlottesville Named Happiest City In America

Charlottesville Named Happiest City In America

Photo: WINA

A study from Harvard University names Charlottesville the happiest city in the U.S. The Harvard researchers set out to determine why people still choose to live in declining cities. They used information in national surveys conducted by sources such as the Centers for Disease Control. They tracked how citizens rate their lifestyle satisfaction on a concrete scale. After crunching the numbers they found Charlottesville is the happiest city in America, followed closely by Rochester, Minnesota; Lafayette, Louisiana; and Naples, Florida. The most unhappy cities included Scranton and Erie, Pennsylvania and Detroit, Michigan. The researchers say people still live in miserable cities because wages tend to be higher there, presumably as compensation for their misery. The story can be found in the latest issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

HOLIDAY TV: What to watch this week


This week is packed with programs to get you in the holiday spirit.

in Entertainment

Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Bono arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A New York City doctor says U2 singer Bono suffered multiple fractures and had to have two surgeries after his weekend bicycle accident. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich says Bono underwent a five-hour surgery on his elbow in which three plates and 18 screws were inserted on Sunday night. Bono had another surgery to repair a fracture to his left pinkie on Monday. Lorich says Bono will need therapy but a full recovery is expected.

Bono is a launching an all-star campaign featuring "once-in-a-lifetime experiences" like walking the red carpet with Meryl Streep or visiting the "Game of Thrones" set.

in Sports

Royals players get $370K bonus for World Series win


The World Series champion Kansas City Royals generously split up their Fall Classic players' pool haul of more than $25 million into 55 full shares worth $370,069 apiece, Major League baseball said on Monday.