What the happiest countries on Earth can teach Americans

Americans may have the documented right to pursue happiness, but that doesn’t mean we’re actually happy.

For his new book, “The Blue Zones of Happiness” (National Geographic), author Dan Buettner pored over Gallup polls and other community surveys, including the Eurobarometer and the Latinobarómetro. He found that when it comes to reporting happiness, Americans lagged behind citizens of at least a dozen countries, while those living in Denmark, Costa Rica and Singapore claim to be the most content.

The good news: Americans can learn from each happiness hot spot. Have a look:

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November 2, 2017