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America's Top States for quality of life: Take a bow

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Hawaiians are passionate about the environment, and it shows. Among the most visited of the 50 states, there is no shortage of attractions. The Aloha State offers nearly every type of climate known to man, so unless you crave polar conditions, you're in luck. This is a healthy state, with low instances of cancer and heart disease and few residents without health insurance. Hawaii's top-ranked quality of life for a second straight year makes it easy to forget about the state's dismal overall ranking.

2013 Quality of Life Rank (Points): #1 (272)

2013 Overall Rank: #50

2012 Quality of Life Rank: #1

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