Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The World Happiness Report 2013

I blogged last year about the OECD's "Better Life" well-being index of countries around the world. It's no surprise to me that Sweden (and Scandinavia in general) ranked very well in quality of life measurements.

This week, the Earth Institute at Columbia University released its 2013 World Happiness Report. Once again, northern Europe fared very well. The top ten countries:

1. Denmark
2. Norway
3. Switzerland
4. Netherlands
5. Sweden
6. Canada
7. Finland
8. Austria
9. Iceland
10. Australia

It seems there is a strong correlation between cold weather and happiness. With Minneapolis being my hometown, I have to say there's something to that!

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