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Happiness: There?s an app for that; Boston bombings unhappiest day in five years, new sensor shows

The day of the Boston Marathon was the saddest day in nearly 5 years of observations by a team of scientists from the University of Vermont and The MITRE Corporation. For the first time, results from their "hedonometer" are being made available to the public for free at a new website.
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