Analysis of Instagram selfies shows places where people smile the most in the US

The Happiest Cities and States in the United States
(Image credit: HouseFresh)

Ever wondered what it might be like to live in a different state? Would your quality of life improve, or would you be any happier? The perfect hometown will look different for everyone, but when it comes to matters of mental health and personal happiness, where you live is a very important factor that can be make or break. 

New research based around Instagram selfies has been curated to determine the happiest and smiliest cities in the United States. Happiness and a genuine smile can be a difficult thing to measure, unless you're using AI software tools.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.