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.

Glenn Beck: Here's how YOU can fix the Great Reset's housing crisis

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How's the housing market looking these days? Because under Build Back Better (aka the Great Reset), investors are grabbing up homes at a record pace.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn discussed a recent Redfin News report, which shows that almost one in five homes sold in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2021 was purchased by an investment firm, and many are paying tens of thousands of dollars over the asking price.

"Think of that, one in every five homes that are sold are going to a big investment firm," Glenn said. "Investors bought more than 90,000 homes, totaling more than $63 billion, representing 18% of all homes sold in the quarter. The numbers broke all records."

"The same factors have pushed more Americans to rent, which also creates opportunities for investors, because investors typically turn the homes they purchase into rentals," he continued. "And now they can charge higher rents. Rent for single-family homes surged by more than 10% in the 12 months, through September. The fastest annual rent inflation in 16 years."

"And nearly 77% purchased were bought in an all-cash transaction," Glenn added. "That's not your average person. These investment firms, like BlackRock, are going in and buying entire neighborhoods. They are the people that come in, and say, 'I'll give you $70,000 over the asking price.' ... Now, why would investment firms think they will just be able to make money paying $70,000 over the asking price? What is it that they know, that you don't know? Could they know, as the Great Reset states, that by 2030, you will own nothing and you'll like it?"

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn offer his thoughts on how you can solve the Great Reset's housing crisis:


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On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the radical plan to flip the United States from capitalism to socialism and into a lawless nation. It's an old strategy that mirrors a communist Cold War playbook. The goal now, as it was then, is this: How do they get a revolution without all that civil war stuff? It’s a five-step plan, and we're deep into several of the main steps RIGHT NOW.

Our justice system has been infiltrated by woke leftists, and something called "the progressive prosecutor movement" is methodically transforming Main Street USA into Main Street Gotham City. We can see it all over the country in places like San Francisco, with the Waukesha massacre as a terrifying glimpse into more of what's coming. And the media? They're currently running interference in one of the largest misinformation operations in history.

It’s happening at the city, state, AND federal levels. And President Trump might be one of the biggest victims of them all, a fact that even Trump critic Joe Rogan has realized on the Russia collusion hoax: “No one is being held accountable!” That ends now, as Glenn calls on Americans to push back on the lies that keep us divided in a cold civil war.

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A "one-world government" is being formed right now and it’s called the Great Reset, Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. And now, rebuild plans for the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral hint at the formation of a global church, too.

In this clip, Glenn detailed plans for the iconic, 850-year-old church’s "woke" renovations that sound more like a 'politically correct Disneyland' complete with a "discovery trail," "emotional spaces," and 14 themed chapels.

"Notre Dame is now being built back better as a 'woke theme park' dedicated to environmentalism and social justice," Glenn explained.

"There will be several different chapels within, [for example] a chapel for social justice, and then chapel for environmental justice," he continued. "Which leads me to this point. The 'one-world government' is being formed, right now. One-world government. It is being formed and it's called The Great Reset."

Glenn went on to predict that one of the first steps in the direction of a one-world government will be a push for a global religion.

"I think we're seeing the first church now being dedicated to the new global religion — and it is social justice, environmental justice, and all this gobbledygook. We all know, it's not just wrong, it is dangerous. That's the first church, the cathedral of Notre Dame, in France, is the first global church. Mark my words. Christian, Jews, Muslims ... this global church will bring darkness unlike you've ever seen."

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The Omicron COVID-19 variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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