Louisiana is number one where it counts — happiness
Louisianians always knew we were happy. It’s just that nobody would believe us. “You’re riddled with crime, poverty, obesity, corruption, hurricanes and mosquitoes,” scolded those know-it-all New Yorkers. “You can’t be happy.”
It took a study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and some number crunching by a pair of economists to deduce that the home of Mardi Gras, oyster poboys and Dixie beer is the happiest place in the U.S.
Other states ranked in the high quality of life quotient are Hawaii, Florida, Tennessee and Arizona. At the bottom of the list — New York.
The validation of our sunny attitude is published today in the journal Science.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.