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Costa Rica launches Gross National Happiness index
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Costa Rica launches Gross National Happiness index

The Tico Times - July 9, 2015

No surprise here: a strong majority of Costa Ricans are pura vida, according to the first Gross National Happiness index released Thursday. The index, carried out by the…

Costa Ricans rank 2nd in the world for well-being, just behind Panama, says Gallup
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Costa Ricans rank 2nd in the world for well-being, just behind Panama, says Gallup

The Tico Times - June 24, 2015

Costa Ricans are once again ranked among the world’s most fulfilled people, according to a new report from Gallup. The 2014 State of Global Well-Being Rankings placed…

Costa Rica, Latin America home to some of world’s happiest people, surveys say
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Costa Rica, Latin America home to some of world’s happiest people, surveys say

The Tico Times - April 29, 2015

The April sun beat down on pedestrians hurrying into the shade across the Plaza de la Cultura in the Costa Rican capital, San José. But Soledad Martínez…

The real secret of the world’s happiest country: grapes and MacGyver
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Arts and Culture
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The real secret of the world’s happiest country: grapes and MacGyver

The Tico Times - January 5, 2015

One New Year’s Day a few years ago, I sat at the cement table, or pollito, in our little garden with my parents and some friends. We…

Gallup: Central America is the world’s happiest region, despite sky-high homicide rates in some countries
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Happiness
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Gallup: Central America is the world’s happiest region, despite sky-high homicide rates in some countries

The Tico Times - May 22, 2014

Despite high crime, murder rates, persistent poverty and income inequality, Latin America and one of its most troubled regions, Central America, reported the highest levels of satisfaction…