Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World (Paperback)

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Now, I have read self improvement books in the past, but this one is by far one of the best that I have read. This book doesn't read like a run of the mill self improvement book, it reads like a road map to getting perspective on things and getting things sorted out in your life by providing helpful factual information, as well as inspirational writings to inspire the masses. It is presented as a study and covers areas including trust, relationships and money, gender equality, balance of work and life, modesty, solidarity and respect, and a few other topics. Each topic is presented as a study at first and then it tells the reader how they can add that concept to their lives and act as a stepping stone of bettering themselves. It is both intriguing as well as inspirational. People who have read 10% Happier, The Happiness Project, and maybe The 5 Love Languages books may enjoy this book!
— David, Denver

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For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world's happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so content when they live in a country that is dark and cold nine months of the year and where income taxes are at almost 60 percent? At a time when talk across the Western world is focused on unemployment woes, government overreach, and anti-taxation lobbies, our Danish counterparts seem to breathe a healthier and fresher air. Interweaving anecdotes and research, Malene Rydahl explores how the values of trust, education, and a healthy work-life balance with purpose--to name just a few--contribute to a "happy" population. From eye-opening stories about open-air vegetable stands to babies safely left unattended while parents have coffee, to very generous paternity leave policies, Rydahl provides tips that we can all apply to our daily lives regardless of where we live.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780393608922
ISBN-10: 0393608921
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: January 10th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English