According to the Daily Express, 45-year-old former Cardiff University lecturer Cliff Arnall has attached numbers to the factors and created a happiness formula — O + (N x S) + Cpm/T + He.
When a value for being outdoors (O) is added to nature (N) multiplied by social interaction (S), added to childhood summer memories (Cpm) divided by temperature (T), and added to holiday excitement (He) then the third Friday in June comes out as the optimal day for peak happiness.
I went looking for what people had already done in the realm of ‘mapping happiness,” and came across the NYTimes own project. It’s a fairly literal representation of the data they are provided with, but its interesting nonetheless.
New York Magazine recently took all of this coming Oscar’s Best Picture nominees and analyzed them as simple infographics. Nothing mind-blowing, but it’s an easy distraction and something to get you in the mood for this Sunday’s telecast.
A friend passed this along to me after seeing Bach Visualization infographic I made on my blog. Absolutely wonderful.
Visualization of the 1st violin of the 2nd symphony, 4th movement by Ferdinand Ries