By the time metro Atlanta is covered in yellow pine pollen each year, many residents are a sneezing, red-eyed, sniffling mess. There are three distinct pollen-growing seasons every spring: pine and oak in March and April, other trees in early May, and grass from mid-May through the end of June.
Your tweets say a lot about your state of mind. And apparently Georgians are sad. So researchers figured when they analyzed 10 million tweets to determine the happiest and most depressed cities and states in the country. Tweeted words like "awesome," happy," and "sweet" earned people happiness points. Bummer tweets with words like "nasty," "bored," and "hated" upped the sadness score.
Try before you buy. That's the motto of more women who are choosing to live together before getting married. According to a study released by the CDC, 48% of women live with their significant other without asking for a ring. That's a significant jump from 43% in 2002 and 35% in 1995.
If you're a Falcons fan, you're probably in an OK mood this morning. There was no big win or big loss yesterday to make you exceptionally happy or sad. Two Emory business professors studied the happiness and sadness quotient of NFL fans after a win or loss. Much of their research involved analyzing Twitter after a game to see how fans reacted.