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The Happiest Places on Earth

By The Aspen Institute

The latest World Happiness Report puts the United States in 18th place, behind all the Scandinavian countries, Costa Rica, Canada, and others. The report, issued annually by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, looks at income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust, and generosity. Another happiness list from National Geographic puts Boulder, Colorado in first place because of its high levels of civic engagement, walkability, and healthful food options. Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones sits down with Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones, and journalist Steve Clemons to talk about the relationship between place and happiness. Show Notes Listen to The Bauhaus Roots of Aspen on Aspen Insight. Follow Aspen Ideas to Go on Twitter and Facebook. Email your comments to The views and opinions of the speakers in the podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Aspen Institute.

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