Norway is named the happiest country in the world. Why are they so darn happy and what exactly is hygge?
My interest in the word was peaked after reading the latest World Happiness Report, a survey of 155 countries, that was released just last week.
Once again, despite frigid arctic temperatures and months of darkness, the happiest people on the planet apparently live in Nordic countries.
As mentioned, Norway jumped up three spots to claim the title of “world’s happiest country” for the first time. Denmark, the previous winner for three years in a row dropped to second. These countries were followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.
In case you’re wondering, the U.S. came in 14th place, dropping down one spot from last year. Europe didn’t fare so well either. Germany was ranked 16, the United Kingdom 19, France 31 and Italy 48. Not…
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