Awesome Infographic: Is Sunshine the Key to Happiness?


We have to admit, it was the brightly colored beauty of this infographic, created by British graphic designer Leigh Riley and the digital media agency Arena Quantum, that first drew us to it. But its subject matter turns out to be perfect for this beautiful, 70-degree day in New York. (Shut up, Angelenos — this is a big deal for us.) The graph compares countries’ average annual hours of daylight, life expectancy, and life satisfaction, leaving us with a few noticeable trends but no easy conclusions. See the entire infographic, which includes some fascinating facts about the health benefits of sunshine and happiness, after the jump or click over to Designboom for a larger version.