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.


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.

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.