You’ll have had your glee ...cap­i­tal ‘is un­happy city’

Scottish Daily Mail - - TERROR ON THE TUBE - By Grant Bailey

IT IS con­sid­ered one of the most beau­ti­ful cities on Earth and boasts one of the world’s largest com­edy fes­ti­vals.

But it has now emerged that peo­ple liv­ing in Ed­in­burgh are among the most mis­er­able in the UK.

Only 16 per cent of the city’s res­i­dents de­scribe their lives as ‘happy’, with many favour­ing the word ‘anx­ious’ in­stead.

Glas­gow, Liver­pool and Southamp­ton could also be found near the bot­tom of the ta­ble for hap­pi­ness lev­els.

Brighton took the ti­tle of Bri­tain’s hap­pi­ness cap­i­tal, with more than a third of the city’s pop­u­la­tion de­scrib­ing their lives as ‘happy’.

The coastal city beat com­pe­ti­tion from Le­ices­ter and Portsmouth to take the top spot.

The study asked 3,000 Brits to con­sider their gen­eral life sat­is­fac­tion and rate how they feel on a scale of one to ten.

Ox­ford came top in the life sat­is­fac­tion stakes with a score of 6.72 out of ten, while Ed­in­burgh again found it­self in last place with a life sat­is­fac­tion av­er­age of 5.89 out of ten.

Re­searchers also looked into the ways Bri­tons we boost their mood. Three in five rate a good night’s sleep above ev­ery­thing else for lift­ing spir­its.

Nearly half of us play our favourite mu­sic to cheer our­selves up and read­ing a book was more pop­u­lar for boost­ing our sero­tonin lev­els than sex.

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