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Happiness Mapped Out

What makes you happy? Perhaps it’s the warm sunshine, the cute kid you see on the subway or listening to your favourite song (Happiness is a warm gun, maybe?). Well, whenever you feel happy press here – on your smartphone that is. The London School of Economics recently launched a free iPhone app called mappiness (, which aims to map out what exactly makes individuals happy, as well as the various environmental factors that contribute to their happiness.  Factors like noise level, weather and even air pollution will be accounted for when individuals’ happiness levels are mapped out in the UK. What kind of app will they come out with next I wonder?

[From The Star]