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The happiest place on Earth? Right here.

by Christy Taylor

Yup! ND, SD, NE, MN rank in the top 5 HAPPIEST states!

(though, I maintain if last year's winter had been as bad as this one--we would have much different results!)

In the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for 2013, the Midwest unseated Hawaii for the first time in several years.  West Virginia took last place yet again.  

Check out the top and bottom 10 states:

Top 10:
1. North Dakota
2. South Dakota
3. Nebraska
4. Minnesota
5. Montana
6. Vermont
7. Colorado
8. Hawaii
9. Washington
10. Iowa

Bottom 10:
1. West Virginia
2. Kentucky
3. Mississippi
4. Alabama
5. Ohio
6. Arkansas
7. Tennessee
8. Missouri
9. Oklahoma
10. Louisiana