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Why Denmark Dominates the World Happiness Rankings Year After Year

The U.S. could stand to follow the Scandinavian nation's example.

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By Marie Helweg-Larsen, Professor of Psychology, Dickinson College. Okay, we get it, you're happy – no need to rub it in. Very_Very/Shutterstock.com The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years. The U.S., on the other…

Marie Helwig-Larsen is Professor of Psychology, Dickinson College.