Life looks good if you live in New England, according to US news and world's latest report. Unfortunately, not so much for the southern states. The top five best states are Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington. The report rates states based on health care, education, economy, infrastructure, crime rate and functioning of the government. The southern states performed the worst with none in the top ten and the bottom four coming from the south. The worst performing states are New Mexico, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.