The Happiness List

The Happiness List

A brief, semi random collection of reasons to feel better.

from the New York mag

_㢠Fifty-eight percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 say immigrants strengthen the country.

_㢠Last year, Standard & Poor_ã_s downgraded nearly four times as many companies as it upgraded. This year, it_ã_s upgraded more than it_ã_s downgraded.

_㢠The app iTriage can make a diagnosis and route you to a doctor.

_㢠Scientists studying video from German zoos discovered that gorillas play tag.

_㢠New York City made a deal with cable companies requiring them to offer refunds when their repairmen miss appointments.

_㢠_ã–It gets better_㝠videos, in which gay adults reassure gay teens that their lives will improve, have been viewed more than 9 million times on YouTube.

_㢠In April of this year, the World Wildlife Foundation spotted a pregnant Sumatran rhino, one of the most endangered species in the world.

_㢠A flying car_ã”the Terrafugia Transition_ã”will be available for purchase next year.

_㢠There are more than 800,000 songs available for free-and-legal streaming online (including almost all the good ones).

_㢠In the first quarter of 2009, General Motors reported a $6 billion net loss. In the second quarter of 2010, the company made $1.3 billion.

_㢠The gap between men and women in adult literacy has decreased globally from twelve percentage points in 1997 to nine now.

_㢠The national divorce rate has dropped by 10 percent since 2000…

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