Times Square is NYC's Happiest Place; Hell Is the Nation's Saddest Word

According to an analysis of Twitter messages from researchers at the University of Vermont, Times Square is the happiest part of New York City. We are maybe not OK and it's time to move.

Perhaps the best part of this survey was the carefully selected "happy words" and "sad words" used to analyze the meaning of the 10 million tweets examined for the survey. Sun, Restaurant, Yoga, Delicious, Coffee, Cafe, Forest, Pasta, Spa, and Bike are among the ten happiest words. Hell, Hate, Lie, lead the pack of the saddest words, followed by Bored, Bitch, Never, Can't, Nothin' [sic], Don't, Mortgage.

Manhattan is also the happiest borough, or at least does the most yoga, coffee drinking, pasta-eating, spa-going.

[Via New York Post/ Image via Getty Images]