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We all want to increase our happiness.  I found some data that shows the satisfaction levels of the people in several different countries and explored their satisfaction levels in terms of other dimensions in their lives: the relative wealth of nations, family life, and love of wine and chocolate.  Here is what I learned in my Data Geek Pursuit of Happiness

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  1. Tammy Powlas

    So we all know that money doesn’t buy happiness…now wine…but chocolate?  Say it isn’t so…


    I still believe this great quote about chocolate from the 1970’s

    Mary Richards: Oh Rhoda, chocolate doesn’t solve anything.

    Rhoda Morgenstern: No Mare, cottage cheese solves nothing; chocolate can do it all!

    1. Laura Jamieson
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      That’s a great quote!

      I think my father who is a statistics professor might argue about the validity of my analysis – particularly when it comes to my conclusions on wine and happiness! 


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