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In What State Would You Be More Likely To Punch Someone In the Head: Hawaii or South Dakota?

So do these long South Dakota winters have you a little on edge?  Do you feel like if you lived in a warmer state you might be a little less likely to pop someone in the noggin out of sheer winter fatigue?

Not so fast crabby pants.  Turns out that people living in the Dakota’s feel better about themselves than folks from other states.

According to the 2013 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, an annual measure of the state residents’ emotional health, physical health, feelings about their life and work and basic access to needs such as medical care and food, North Dakota tops the list in well-being, knocking Hawaii from the No. 1 spot for the first time in five years. West Virginia draws up the rear of the 50-state list.

Top 10 States in Well-Being in 2013 (scores out of 100):

1. North Dakota – 70.4
2. South Dakota – 70.0
3. Nebraska – 69.7
4. Minnesota – 69.7
5. Montana – 69.3
6. Vermont – 69.1
7. Colorado – 68.9
8. Hawaii – 68.4
9. Washington – 68.3
10. Iowa – 68.2

Bottom 10 States in Well-Being in 2013 (scores out of 100):

50. West Virginia – 61.4
49. Kentucky – 63.0
48. Mississippi – 63.7
47. Alabama – 64.1
46. Ohio – 64.2
45. Arkansas – 64.3
44. Tennessee – 64.3
43. Missouri – 64.5
42. Oklahoma – 64.7
41. Louisiana – 64.9

Source [Livescience.com]

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