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Concord CA happiest/smiliest city in America

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by sun rise, Aug 19, 2022.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise Śvāna Dharma
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    Bay Area City Ranked Happiest, Smiliest In America: Study

    CONCORD, CA — The East Bay city of Concord was ranked the No. 1 happiest and smiliest city in America in a study sponsored by HouseFresh.

    "We used Microsoft’s face recognition API, Azure, to analyze a database of Instagram selfies from every state and the 100 biggest U.S. cities to see which are the happiest places to live," the study's authors wrote.


    "This facial recognition tool places numerical estimates on emotions based on characteristics and expressions. To work out the happiest cities and states, we used the FaceAPI happiness score, averaging all the scores in each location. For the smiliest cities and states, we considered that a face has a smile if its smile score was greater than 0.75. The locations were ranked by the percentage of people smiling."

    Here are the Top 10 Happiest Cities in America, according to the study:
    1. Concord, California: 79.1
    2. Provo, Utah: 74.95
    3. Knoxville, Tennessee: 74.72
    4. Charleston, South Carolina: 74.17
    5. Mesa, Arizona: 71.48
    6. Cape Coral, Florida: 70.89
    7. Ogden, Utah: 69.15
    8. Nashville, Tennessee: 68.31
    9. Sarasota, Florida: 66.78
    10. New Orleans, Louisiana: 65.87
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  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Seems to me like they are all in the south or Southish
     
  3. sun rise

    sun rise Śvāna Dharma
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    Far away from @Revoltingest and @Wu Wei . Could that be related?
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    We're in a happier place, one lacking...
    Floods
    Earthquakes
    Fires
    Droughts
    High real estate prices
    Traffic jams
    Kardashians
     
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  5. ChristineM

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    So it seems. And in that case ive got you beat. Sporting big grin
     
  6. Wu Wei

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    the heat has addled their brains.... so they know not what they speak of
     
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  7. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    Oh no, they got Kardashians... That's very sad indeed
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    It's an epidemic.
    Just hope it doesn't become a pandemic.
     
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    Well, yeah, because it's warm. If you're showing your teeth in the snow, it's a grimace, not a smile.
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I wonder what the medium income is over there?

    Ohhh..
    https://www.city-data.com/income/income-Concord-California.html

    I guess when you make a six figure income,, you would be quite happy in life indeed..
     
  12. sun rise

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    We're far from the wealthiest county in the Bay Area and we have a large Spanish-speaking contingent along with a goodly number of other immigrants.
     
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    Harrumph!
     
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    California is no longer a haven for just the wealthy.Parked outside their wall could well be a homeless family living in a tent.The poor especially after COVID are slowly but surely increasing.The sample could be biased as the selfies of the rich will probably skew the sample.If your homeless and poor submitting selfies is not the first thing that comes to mind
     
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    We've never been "a haven for just the wealthy".
     
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    Good weather, social services and opportunity have always attracted the itinerant and homeless.
    Sadly, all of these seem to be diminishing.
     
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