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"Happiness Index"

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Is today ranked a happiness day? Yes, there's a happiness index developed by Facebook, based on the number of times people used words such as happy, joy, awesome, sad, tragic, doubt on their site. You're ten percent happier on Fridays, least happy on Mondays. Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Halloween you're happy. "So what?" you ask. But economists are using emotion swings to explain the stock market. Social scientists say such data are useful in understanding divorce rates. Psychologists say this Facebook survey is a look at friendship, love, hate connections. And we know for sure, says the NEW YORK TIMES, not to name a restaurant chain, "Thank God it's Monday."