The Happiest Countries in the World

For the second year in a row, 24/7 Wall St. examined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s report on life satisfaction in the developed world. Economic prosperity, health and a strong social support network continue to correspond highly with happiness. Once again, the United States fails to make the top 10 happiest nations in the world, while countries like Australia, Israel and all of the Scandinavian nations do.

These are the happiest countries in the world.

Canada is #9 – SUCK IT, AMERICA!

The Happiest Countries in the World

7 Things Tim Cook might say at D10

Lance Ulanoff of Mashable writes:

“As I prepare to sit in on the event, I came up with my best and most interesting guesses for what golden nuggets will cascade from the lanky Alabama native’s lips…”

and then proceeds to write the single stupidest article I’ve read this weekend.

If Ulanoff is being facetious, he’s not very good at signaling it. And when you write an article like this facetiously, you better make sure it’s obvious because, otherwise, you’re giving the impression of a guy who has no clue how Apple operates.

7 Things Tim Cook might say at D10

50 Things a Man does not have to Do before He Dies


How did there come to be a universal list of things a man is supposed to do before he dies? Must we all climb Kilimanjaro? Run with the bulls? Stare into the eyes of a snow leopard on Annapurna and then kill him with our bare hands? Here at GQ, we’re all in favor of following your bliss. We’re just here to cross a few things off your list.

For better or worse, I’ve done 13 of these things…

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Does organic food turn people into jerks?

Renate Raymond has encountered her fair share of organic food snobs, but a recent trip to a Seattle market left her feeling like she’d stumbled onto the set of “Portlandia.

“I stopped at a market to get a fruit platter for a movie night with friends but I couldn’t find one so I asked the produce guy,” says the 40-year-old arts administrator from Seattle. “And he was like, ‘If you want fruit platters, go to Safeway. We’re organic.’ I finally bought a small cake and some strawberries and then at the check stand, the guy was like ‘You didn’t bring your own bag? I need to charge you if you didn’t bring your own bag.’ It was like a ‘Portlandia skit.’ They were so snotty and arrogant.”

Does organic food turn people into jerks?

The “Best Gay Bar in the World” just banned Bachelorette Parties…

West Hollywood’s The Abbey, famously tolerant of breeders and all the bullshit they bring to the party, is clearing its hands of having to cater to one specific demographic: bachelorettes. As of today, the bar announces that it is officially banning all bachelorette parties.

In a press release, The Abbey’s owner, David Cooley, states the club’s new policy on an “offensive heterosexual tradition [that] flaunts marriage inequality in the face of gays and lesbians.”

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