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The Vacation Nation You'll Want Tickets For

Spain tops World Economic Forum's list of top countries for tourists

(Newser) - "Siestas before sangrias" is all we need to hear to get us to visit Spain, a perk noted by Travel + Leisure , but that's not the only reason it's at the top of the World Economic Forum's 2017 ranking of the best countries for tourism and... More »

This Is the World's Healthiest Country

Iceland takes No. 1 spot; Lesotho is last

(Newser) - Curious which nations are considered the healthiest in the world—and which ones may need a health overhaul? 24/7 Wall St. examined 170 countries with populations of 250,000 or more, using various gauges from World Bank data such as infant and maternal mortality rates, life expectancy, and tuberculosis incidence... More »

Female Workers Should Check Out These Countries

Get thee to the Nordic nations

(Newser) - International Women's Day means global protests , "defiant" statues , and examining which countries are the best ones to work in if you're female. The Economist looks at the latter via its "glass ceiling index," which merges data on higher education, child care expenses, and salary, among... More »

This Is the World's Best Country

Switzerland tops the annual list

(Newser) - For its annual Best Countries list, US News & World Report surveyed more than 21,000 people from 36 countries around the world. Last year's top country, Germany, fell to No. 4 this year—and the US fell a corresponding number of spots, to No. 7. Japan, however, moved... More »

10 Countries With the Highest Quality of Life

Finland bests the rest

(Newser) - The US is in the top 20 countries with the highest standard of living—but don't let that go to your head. The Social Progress Index says that at No. 19, America is a "disappointment" given its huge economy, per Business Insider . The ranking is based on three... More »

Top 10 'Good' Countries

Sweden's first, Libya's last, and the US doesn't even break the top 20

(Newser) - Skal, Sweden! Raise a glass to the Scandinavian nation, which beat out 162 others to win the overall top spot in the "Good Country Index," a ranking of the world's countries, the Independent reports. The list is based on 35 various indicators from sources such as the... More »

Here Are the 10 'Best Countries'

Germany, Canada, UK make the top three; US is fourth

(Newser) - US News ranks everything from hospitals to diets —and now also countries. In a first, the publication has come out with a list of the best 10 countries in the world, based on the perceptions of more than 16,000 people, who were asked to score countries on... More »

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