Life’s Nice In The Nordic Ice: Finland, Neighbors Top U.N. Happiness Index

A Finnish flag, seen waved by a fan during the Nordic World Ski Championships last year.

The Finns took No. 1 on the annual World Happiness Report, while perennial leaders Norway and Denmark weren’t far behind. Meanwhile, the study devoted a chapter to the decline of happiness in the U.S.

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