The Telegraph (UK) 30 May 2013 Marriage makes people happier than religious beliefs, earning six-figure salaries and having children, a study for the Office of National Statistics has found for the first time.The ONS has found that being married is 20 times more important to a person’s well-being than their earnings, and 13 times more important than owning a home.The figures also indicate that having children has almost no impact on a person’s day-to-day happiness, although it does make them feel life is more “worthwhile”.The ONS analysis was based on an survey of 165,000 people, in which they were asked to rate their life in four areas: their satisfaction with life, how worthwhile they thought their life was, how happy and how anxious they felt.For the first time, the ONS has been able to use the data to rank the factors which contribute to happiness and well-being. Health and employment are the two most important factors, with marriage or civil partnerships coming third.On a scale of 0 to 10, married people were on average 0.14 points happier than co-habiting couples, 0.3 points happier than single people and 0.4 points happier than those who were divorced or separated. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10090130/Marriage-makes-people-happier-than-six-figure-salaries-and-religion.html
Pictured Left to Right: ISDH Local Health Department Outreach Division Director- David Hopper, Indiana State Health Commissioner- Dr. Kristina Box, Holley Rose- Ripley County Health Department Administrator, Dr. David J. Welsh- Ripley County Health Officer.Versailles, In. — Recently the Indiana State Health commissioner, Dr. Kristina Box visited the Ripley County Health Department along with Indiana State Department Health’s Local Health Department Outreach Division Director, David Hopper.The visit is part of Dr. Box’s plan to visit all 93 Local Health Departments in Indiana.Ripley County Health Department staff was honored to have one-on-one time with the State Health Commissioner to discuss Public Health issues and successes in Indiana.
Wales are expected to win in Moldova this eveing.Chris Coleman’s side currently lie two points behind Ireland and have a better goal difference.It is hoped that Norwich playmaker Wes Hoolahan can overcome a tight groin issue, to line out tonight.Aiden McGeady is also an injury doubt due to a hamstring problem, but neither player has been ruled out.Ireland are looking to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing draw with Georgia in Tbilisi.Jonathan Walters says it is up to the players to get the campaign back on track. The Republic of Ireland are preparing for a pivotal night in their World Cup qualification campaign.The Boys in Green will move to the top of Group D if they beat Serbia at the Aviva Stadium.Anything less than a win however, would put them in danger of falling to third.