brain drain

At the end of this post I’m going to give you a link to an article that appeared in the Telegraph in the UK about a month ago. The article has so many facts, figures, percentages, numbers, comparisons and quotes that it quite frankly gave me a headache. Never mind brain drain, my brain was [...]

well being

The OECD or, to give it its full title, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development have been responsible for many surveys and reports in the past. I’ve featured quite a few on this website, including The World’s Happiest Country and The Best Country Better Life Index. I think it would be foolish of me [...]


It’s time to find out again whether Australia, usually referred to as the ‘lucky country’ is still the ‘happy country’, as in the happiest country in the (OECD) world. Now, I know I mentioned this a couple of months ago when I wrote about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in my post Who Are the Happiest [...]


I know this is going to sound a little shallow, but I am sure the Australian default weather of hot, sunny with clear blue skies is a major contributory factor to me being a happier person. Back in the UK, where the weather was mostly dull, grey and damp, misery was easy. Can happiness and/or [...]