Mar 172016
 
Denmark ranks top in U.N.’s world happiness report

Denmark, perhaps better known for its fictional, suicide-agonizing prince Hamlet and fierce marauding Vikings than being a nation of the happiest people, has just won that very accolade. Again. Even U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have singled out the small Scandinavian country as an example of a happy, well-oiled society. United Nations made it official: It found Danes to be the happiest people on Earth in a study of 156 countries. The next happiest nations last year were Switzerland, Iceland and […]

Let’s Have a Look World’s Top 10 Happiest Countries

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Aug 302014
 
Let’s Have a Look World’s Top 10 Happiest Countries

What constitutes happiness? And what makes for a happy country? Some may go the philosophical route and say thoughts, environment, belief systems, while others may talk about specifics like income, health, governance, opportunities, freedom, social support and longevity. Taking into account most or all of the above mentioned factors, ‘World Happiness Report 2013? came up with a list of countries that have the highest happiness index for the last year. Not surprisingly, this list is dominated by the Scandinavian nations, what with their freedom of […]

5 Wacky Ways to Quantify Happiness

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Mar 212014
 
5 Wacky Ways to Quantify Happiness

If you’re happy, you may know it, but measuring that joy tends to be tricky. Happiness is subjective, after all, and what makes one person beam may barely register for another person. Scientists tackle this problem of measuring happiness in a number of ways, from asking people about their moment-to-moment moods to surveys on overall life satisfaction, health and other big-picture factors. Other attempts to investigate happiness get more creative — and sometimes quite odd. Read on for some of the weirdest measurements of happiness […]