Pack Your Bags: Iceland Is the 3rd Happiest Place on the Planet

Chances are, if you live in the U.S., you feel worse today than you did 10 years ago, this according to Bloomberg's World Happiness Report 2017. When it comes to happiness, the U.S. ranked 19th among the 34 countries, down from third among 24 countries on a similar measure in 2007. Norway came in at number one, followed by Denmark and Iceland, respectively.

"I mean, when we look into the happiness of Iceland, it's just not possible," Glenn said Monday on radio.

Luckily, he came across 45 ways to instantly improve happiness --- and none of them involve moving to Iceland. But if you call your mom, meditate a lot and fake a smile, you're on your way to instant happiness.

"I like this one," Glenn said jokingly. "You want to be happier? Lower your expectations. That's number 44."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: I mean, when we look into the happiness of Iceland, it's just not possible.

PAT: They're 14, I think we're sixth or seventh or something. This is a backward company.

STU: I'm amazed by this story.

PAT: They should be taken over before they hurt themselves.

STU: The naming thing is really fascinating. So, you know, when this -- in the United States, Glenn Beck has a daughter, Hanna, it's Hanna Beck. That's not how it works at all.

GLENN: Well, they don't have last names.

STU: Essentially they don't have last names. The last name is essentially a formation of the parents first name. So Hanna Beck here would be in Iceland Hanna beck daughter.

GLENN: No, it would be Hanna Glenn daughter.

JEFFY: There you go.

STU: So Hanna Glenn daughter. It could also be the wife's first name, potentially. Or some of them are both first names.

GLENN: Hanna Glenn Tonya daughter.

STU: Well, yeah. Kind of. Then you have kind of when you get married, you can't take the other person's name.

JEFFY: Of course not.

STU: That can't happen. That's not legal. And thirdly -- so you go through this process when the baby's, born, you don't name the kid for multiple months. The tradition is you have to get to know them first before you name them.

GLENN: Right. They come into their name.

STU: They come into their name. So they start off the first few months as boy or girl which, by the way, is hateful.

JEFFY: Right off the bat is hateful.

PAT: Well, you're assigning a gender to them.

STU: How could you possibly know? There's no way to know. So they call them boy or girl for three months or longer. And then when you come up with a name if it's not on the normal name list, you have to submit the name to.

GLENN: Sven.

[Laughter]

STU: You have to send the request to the Icelandic naming committee before being allowed to name your child. Because it has to fit the Icelandic alphabet, and they reject it, for example, Pedro because no Icelandic word ends in O. We're hateful here? They rejected all Pedros?

GLENN: Maybe that's why they're happy. They have no Pedros there. And who's doing the work that all the Icelanders won't do?

JEFFY: There is no work that Icelanders won't do.

GLENN: We are number 14. So I of course went right to Huffington Post. Number 45, look at the bright side.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: I like this one. You want to be happier? Lower your expectations. That's number 44.

STU: I actually fully agree with that one. I tell you what. I actually really do agree with it.

GLENN: Want to be happy? Take a selfie.

STU: I've seen my selfies. No.

PAT: That does not make me happier.

GLENN: Want to be happy? Recite a positive mantra like the only thing I have to do is follow my bliss.

JEFFY: The only thing I have to do is follow my bliss.

GLENN: Skip the small talk and go deep. Think of happy memories. Celebrate little victories. Try to cut back on work. Here's my favorite. Number 32. Just try. I mean, really try to be happy.

STU: Wow.

PAT: Really profound.

GLENN: It is.

PAT: I'm immediately happier.

GLENN: Well, I'm instantly happier. But faster than immediately.

The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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