Everyone has stress in their lives, but when is too much, just too much? And are there places that lend themselves to a much lower stress level than others?

The answer to the first question depends on the kind of person you are. Some people really thrive under stress. I know a couple of people like that and personally, I don't understand it.

The answer to the second question was uncovered by a recent study on the Most and Least Stressed Out States in America.

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Four main categories were indicators of stress levels:

  • Health stress
  • Work stress
  • Money stress
  • Family stress

This study also looked at things like credit card debt, hours worked, and job commute times.

The number one state on the most stressed list, believe it or not, is Tennessee. Physical health stress was one of the top factors for its top ranking. Low wages and long commute times also contributed to Tennessee sitting on top of the most stressed pile.

The Top 10 Most Stressed States Are:

  1. Tennessee
  2. Alabama
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Louisiana
  5. Nevada
  6. South Carolina
  7. Georgia
  8. Arizona
  9. West Virginia
  10. Indiana
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The Top 10 Least Stressed States Are:

  1. North Dakota
  2. Utah
  3. Iowa
  4. Nebraska
  5. Minnesota
  6. South Dakota
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Idaho
  9. Wyoming
  10. Washington

As you can see, if you're looking for less stress, our tri-state area is a good place to be.

10 Most Obscure Minnesota Towns

As you are making road-trip plans you might want to see if you can even find some of these Minnesota towns.

Minnesota is the Land Of 10,000 Lakes and 853 towns. Even if you know the state well I'll bet you haven't even heard of Minnesota's 10 smallest towns.

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13 Famous Iowans

It's a great day for Iowans. The first ever Major League Baseball game was played in Dyersville, Iowa last night (August 12) in The Field of Dreams game and it was awesome!

What a great way to showcase a beautiful state and celebrate the hospitality of Iowans.

Iowa may seem far away from Tinsel Town, but The Hawkeye State has produced many famous actors, musicians, and athletes!

The following 13 are just the tip of the iceberg!

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