Ten big ideas from TED – CNN.com

$60K a year can make you happy Psychologist and Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman says millions of dollars won’t buy you happiness, but a job that pays $60,000 a year might help. Happiness levels increase up to the $60K mark, but “above that it’s a flat line,” he said. “Money does not buy you experiential happiness.. read more →

DC Metro Area – happiest city on the East Coast?

“Most of our highest-scoring cities are found out West and most of our lowest-scoring cities are in the South,” says research director Dan Witters. Wealthier communities typically score higher. Residents of large cities — those with a population of 1 million or more — generally report higher levels of well-being and more optimism about the.. read more →

Austin Washington Raleigh And Boston = Best Cities For Young Americans

Here’s a quick look at the very best places—the top-10 metros for young adults. 1. Austin: Its attractiveness to young adults is broadly based, and it ranks among the 10 leading markets in five of the categories that were analyzed. This isn’t the first time Austin takes top honors in a Portfolio.com/bizjournals analysis. Earlier this.. read more →