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October 24, 2016

Denmark is said to be the happiest country on Earth. That's down to one thing: hygge.

Hygge's more than just an idea; it's also part of Denmark's national identity. The word's many translations include: cosy, simple living; enjoyment of life's small pleasures; the warmth of good company; and the comfort of soothing things.

Pronounced "hoo-ga," hygge is a relaxed and stress-free mindset that values cherishing yourself; candlelight; celebrating experiences over possessions; and being kind to yourself; all while treasuring and fostering a sense of close community.

You know hygge when you feel it -- cuddled on the sofa with a loved one, or sharing a meal under dim light with the nearest and dearest of friends. Hygge is dappled sunlight filtering through your windows "just right" as you sip warm tea on a crisp fall morn. Hygge is grainy wood paneling and warm, woolen socks on a rug by a crackling fire.


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