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The 10 Best Cities to Live In on Planet Earth

Quality of life in Switzerland, Germany seems top-notch

(Newser) - Each year, HR consultancy Mercer releases its "Quality of Living" ranking for cities around the globe, and for 2018, Austria's capital takes top honors. USA Today notes most of this year's highest-ranking cities tend to be in Europe, with San Francisco as the first US city showing... More »

This State Has the Best Quality of Life

And California has the worst

(Newser) - When it comes to quality of life, studies have shown that a feeling of social connectedness is one of the most important factors. "The number one indicator of success in life and having a fulfilling, satisfying life is the quality of your relationships," says one sociology professor. "... More »

Want to Nag Your Spouse About Health? Use This Study

If his or her health is poor as you age, your quality of life may suffer

(Newser) - Learning a new language might help you fight the effects of aging, but new research out of the University of Arizona suggests at least two factors affecting your quality of life are out of your hands—and in those of your spouse. Over six years, 8,000 married couples... More »

For a Better Life, Move to...

...Australia, according to annual survey

(Newser) - Want a "better life"? Head to Australia. That country ranks highest on the annual Better Life Index, a well-being survey that measures everything from income to air pollution in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 34 member countries plus Russia and Brazil. The OECD doesn't... More »

The 10 Best Cities to Live

Rankings factor in public safety, housing, economy, and recreation

(Newser) - If you're looking for the world's top quality of living, get thee to Vienna, the elegant European capital that tops the list of best cities to live, reports Reuters . The other end of the spectrum is found, perhaps unsurprisingly, in Baghdad. The rankings are compiled by consulting group... More »

Raleigh Tops in Quality of Life

(Newser) - Raleigh, NC, is the American city with the highest quality of life, according to a new survey by Portfolio magazine . With its low unemployment rate, quality housing stock, and rapid pace of growth, Raleigh beat out the other 66 largest metro areas in a comparison of 20 statistical measures of... More »

France No. 1 in Quality of Life

It's No. 1 on list, with the US at No. 7

(Newser) - International Living crunches the numbers on everything from cost of living to health care to climate to find the nations with the best quality of life. France tops the list, with the US at No. 7. A sampling:
  • France (No. 1): "Tiresome bureaucracy and high taxes" can't trump
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NYers Saddest in US? Fuhgeddaboutit!

Contentment is overrated, according to New Yorker

(Newser) - New York state came rock bottom out 50 states and DC in a recent study of happiness, prompting Clyde Haberman to ask not what's wrong with New York, but what's so great about happiness. "Might contentment be overrated?" he wonders in the New York Times . "Seriously, isn’t... More »

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