Happy as A Dane

Happy as A Dane

10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

eBook - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
ISBN: 9780393608939
Branch Call Number: DL141.5 .R9313 2017x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file (144 pages)

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Nov 13, 2017

A quick, couple hour read.

I like learning how people in other countries live, so read this to learn tidbits such as...in Denmark, you can get an immediate online divorce, or when out with friends or on a date, everything (including gas and parking) is split evenly, 70% of teenagers have a weekend or nite job (money for independence) and at 18, most leave home to be independent, and if not, they pay rent ...

I highly recommend the book instead of the audio [too many stats, being constantly read].


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