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PARIS - The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released its Better Life index -- a survey ranking 36 countries according to 11 criteria: Housing, Income, Jobs, Community, Education, Environment, Civic Engagement, Health, Life Satisfaction, Safety and Work-Life Balance.

For the third year in a row, Australia takes the top position as the world's happiest industrialized nation.

Here's a look at the countries that have made it to the index's top 10 -- and why we think those smiles land on so many faces...

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Working at the Hyundai car plant in Cangzhou City, China.

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When the U.S. Congress passed the Biden administration’s landmark "green" spending bill in August, environmentalists around the world saw it as a very strong — and long overdue — step in the right direction on climate change.

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