We usually like posting about all the Top 10 lists that Seattle does make - but we felt just as curious about this list that we didn't make it onto. Business Insider just ranked the top ten most stressed-out cities in America, and we were not one.
I felt a mixture of emotions when seeing this: anger (come on! We're stressed all the time!), pity (wait, if our level of stress doesn't even rank, what about the poor people in the cities that did?) and finally, more stress (why did Seattle not rank? Are we not working/stressing hard enough? Should we be worrying/stressing about more things? What do the people in DC and NYC know about life that we don't?)
Stress, in this case, was measured by commute time, unemployment, high cost of living, crime, hours worked, population density, and percentage of income spent on rent. The higher any of these are, the more stressed Business Insider deemed the city.
While Seattle ranked pretty high in unemployment and hours worked, we were also much lower than other cities in cost of living and population density.
Topping the list is Washington D.C. as the most stressed out city (insert politicians jokes here). Check out the full article and the other nine stressed-out cities.