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    Twitter has ranked U.S. states from happiest to saddest, CNN reports. Researchers at the University of Vermont searched through geotagged tweets for happy words, like LOL, haha, good and nice, and sad or angry words, such as mad, hate, boo and expletives. Hawaii was found to be the happiest state, followed by Maine, Nevada, Utah and Vermont. Louisiana was the saddest, followed by Mississippi, Maryland, Michigan and Delaware. The method was also used to find the country's happiest and saddest cities (Napa, Calif., and Beaumont, Texas, respectively). This method can also be used to predict obese areas based on frequency of food words, researchers reported.
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