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Happiness on the Decline in the US What Determines A Country's Happiness Levels?That finding comes from a report released this week.Another year, another report saying that the Nordic countries are the happiest in the world. Norwegians had an average happiness rating of 7.537.Danes, for example, pay very high rates of tax - anything up to 51.5% of their income for a high earner.That's because while economic growth has gradually been on the rise in... [Read More]
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Africa, home to 16% of the world's population, is the unhappiest continent. The continent featured at the bottom of the list of the World Happiness Report, a survey released this month that ranks global happiness in 155 countries. People in the 44 African countries surveyed faced 'happiness deficit' because they scored low in key indicators that lead... [Read More]
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What do we, as a human nation, really want? To quote Beyoncé Knowles in the song "Pretty Hurts:" "to be happy." [Read More]
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Some coincidences are simply too delicious not to savour. Last week offered a marvellous example. Within days of the United Nations releasing its world happiness report, both Forbes and the Hurun Report unveiled their annual updates on the world's... [Read More]
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Good news. New Zealand is the world's eigth-happiest nation, according to the annual World Happiness Report. [Read More]
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Happiness is a state of mind — but it can also be a place. Specifically Norway, which has been crowned as the world's happiest country in the World Happiness Report 2017. [Read More]
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America is a prosperous nation, but not a super happy one. That's been true for a while. But the policies of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are making matters worse. That's according to the latest "World Happiness Report," which is put together by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in conjunction with the United Nations. Per capita income in America has tripled since the 1960s, but we are no happier now, collectively, than we were then. "Per capita GDP is still rising, but happiness is now actually falling," writes Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs, one of... [Read More]
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Moyan Brenn/Flickr Happiness stems from all aspects of life, from employment to health to friendships. While the building blocks of a satisfying life are universal, happiness levels vary from country to country. The 2017 World Happiness Report by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network reveals which countries are the happiest, ranking 155 countries globally. To measure happiness levels worldwide, the report weighs six key variables: income; healthy life expectancy; social support (having someone to count on in times of trouble); generosity; freedom; and trust. Related: You'll Never Believe Who the Happiest Employees in Europe Are ... [Read More]
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Trinis Are The Happiest Islanders In The Caribbean, Says UN Report However, the day may not necessarily have been a happy one for everyone in the world especially after the release of the latest World Happiness Report.A total of 155 countries were ranked. The survey is of one thousand people in each country and asks them rank on a scale of 0 to 10 whether they are living their best life: "Researchers then... [Read More]
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America Plunges on World Happiness Report Due to Trump…or Not... [Read More]
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President Trump has promised he'll boost economic growth. "Tremendous" growth, to be specific. In that way — and maybe no other — he's like every other politician. Here's what politicians don't do: They don't say Americans are plenty rich. They don't say faster economic growth is unimportant. They don't say, let's just focus on redirecting the wealth we already have to the 99 percent, or the 90 percent, or the bottom half. Even inequality-obsessed Bernie Sanders touted a plan to accelerate economic growth. But maybe American politicians are behind the global curve. Left-wing French presidential candidate Benoît Hamon... [Read More]
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Norway Earns Top Spot in 2017 World Happiness Report The World Happiness Report 2017 tabled at the United Nations on the occasion of International Day of Happiness (Monday) ranked India at a meagre 122nd position among a total of 155 nations.Norway is the happiest place on earth, says the report prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012.Malaysia is now the 42nd happiest country... [Read More]
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Chinese are less happy than in 1990? according to world happiness report by UN ,Chinadaily Forum... [Read More]
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Malaysia moves up five spots in world's happiest country index This time, our wee nation came in eighth out of 155 for its happy-go-lucky people, our cheery attitude putting us ahead of the Australians and Swedish.The report named Norway the world's happiest country, after surging from fourth place in last year's United Nations assessment. The picture shows Bergen - the country's second-largest city.The research was let by the World Happiness Report and they came... [Read More]
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Vietnam ranked 94th in world happiness report Canada placed seventh and the United States 14th, said the report, published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.And even a bigger surprise, another crisis-torn nation, Somalia is Africa's fifth happiest country ahead of Nigeria and South Africa, ranked 7th.World Happiness Report, 2017The top 10 countries on the list rank high in terms of GDP per capita, healthy years of life expectancy, social support (as measured... [Read More]
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T&T a "happier" place, says World Happiness Report Norway has clearly taken the crown for being the happiest country the world.The world's "least happiest" countries include a number of African countries - with Central African Republic, Burundi and Tanzania ranked lowest - while Syria is ranked 152nd of 155 countries. The country also topped the UN's 2016 Human Development Report, which noted its high levels of education opportunity, financial wealth, and sense of... [Read More]
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Top 10 happiest countries Another important conclusion from the report released by United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness was the deteriorating "Happiness Index" of the USA.Bangladeshis are happier than Indians and Sri Lankans, according to World Happiness Report 2017 released yesterday coinciding with the United Nations' International Day of Happiness.Canada scored 7. 316 in the latest report, compared to the 7.404 it earned a year ago, and 7.427 in 2015.Norway... [Read More]
Egypt has moved to a higher place in the index of the United Nations ' World Happiness Report to rank 104 out of 155 countries topped by Norway in 2017 compared to 120 out 157 in the previous report . [Read More]
Norway recently overtook Denmark as the happiest country to live in according to World Happiness Report. But what are the reasons for people's happiness there? [Read More]
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The World Happiness Report, which is a real thing, released its 2017 report of how happy everyone is. Along with some great analysis, they released a descending list of 155 countries from happiest to unhappiest. [Read More]
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