The world thinks of San Franciscans as happy-go-lucky hippies with flowers in our hair and it turns out that the world is right! According to a new global perception survey by GFK Custom Research, San Francisco is the 7th happiest city in the world and the only happy city in America. If you’re not convinced, just think about Full House patriarch Bob Saget during his fictional stay in San Francisco (he was cheerful! he loved to clean and gently discipline!) and the years after (he curses! he seems sad!). I rest my case. Kudos to Space Chimp Media for creating such a beautiful graphic to go along with this groundbreaking SF-smiles-harder-than-you discovery!


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Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland, College Park and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to being the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he teaches yoga and sings his heart out at karaoke.

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