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Miserable in the South?

People in the South can be pretty miserable. According to a recent Gallup poll, the well-being of Americans hasn't gotten any better in the past six years, and it's worse if you happen to live in much of the southern U.S.

Atlanta: Third happiest metro area in America

Despite (or possibly because of?) being ranked nerdiest and most redneck among major U.S. cities, Atlanta has secured a spot as the third happiest metro area in America, according to a study released today.

How happy are you?

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.

A Happy Place

You may know my friend Mike as Michael Alvear, cohost of HBO’s The Sex Inspectors. But to me he is just Mike from way back when we were both foraging for work as writers in Atlanta, before I was ever on The Tonight Show and he was ever starring in a television series of his damn own.

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