Does sunshine make you happier?

In a recent article I referred to the OECD report’s on the happiness of New Zealand. Despite the subjectiveness of this term this is increasingly becoming a metric that governments and policymakers are using to help make decisions.

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Growing up in the UK we frequently hear of the quality of life in Northern Europe and are always coming across TV programmes where people seek to move to somewhere warmer.

What does make us happy? And, is it just as simple as getting more sun? A BBC article explores some of the factors.


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