Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Via swissmiss and then bobulate, I found the mappiness people. Not that they were lost....

"mappiness maps happiness across space in the UK." It's a free app for your iphone, used as part of a research project at the London School of Economics.

An interesting post on their blog mentioned "On average, people seem to be happier when outdoors in almost all kinds of natural environment than they are in cities. (We include lots of control variables in a ‘fixed effects’ regression, which uses only the variation each individual’s responses, and treat the ‘Happy’ feelings slider as a linear scale from 0 to 100. We find that responses in natural environments are happier by between +1 and +5 points on the scale.)"

If you're an iphone user, check it out. And if you're not, check it out anyway.....

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