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The Year of Living Danishly

Author : Helen Russell
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When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.

The Year of Living Danishly

Author : Helen Russell
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* NOW WITH A NEW CHAPTER * 'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land.'- Guardian Given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: Denmark, land of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries, was the happiest place on earth. Keen to know their secrets, Helen gave herself a year to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD and taxes, The Year of Living Danishly records a funny, poignant journey, showing us what the Danes get right, what they get wrong, and how we might all live a little more Danishly ourselves. In this new edition, six years on Helen reveals how her life and family have changed, and explores how Denmark, too – or her understanding of it – has shifted. It’s a messy and flawed place, she concludes – but can still be a model for a better way of living.

A Joosr Guide to The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

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How to be Sad The Key to a Happier Life

Author : Helen Russell
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‘In any human life there are going to be periods of unhappiness. Learning how to be sad is a natural first step in how to be happier’ Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute

Dreamworld or Dystopia

Author : Michael A. Livingston
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The Nordic Model was originally understood as a compromise between Western and Soviet systems. The Soviet Union has been gone for a generation, but the Nordic Model survives. Much of this has to do with the Model's change from an economic to a largely cultural model. In particular the Model has come to emphasize human (especially women's) rights; environmental consciousness; and cultural innovation. While these each contain an element of fantasy, they retain sufficient substance to provide encouragement to 'progressive' circles in the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries. Important in its own right, the Nordic Model provides a fascinating case study of the transmission of goods and ideas between different regions, and the ability of a small and out of the way region to maintain its own identity in a globalized world.

The Nordic Model and Its Influence in the 21st Century

Author : Michael A. Livingston
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This book explains why the Nordic Model retains its influence, especially on the Anglo-American left, notwithstanding internal problems.

Denmark

Author : Robert Pateman
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Denmark is a country that has existed since the age of the Vikings. It has a vibrant history, a unique way of life, and deeply rooted beliefs. Today, Denmark helps make up an area called Scandinavia. It is a proud country with unique traditions and customs, and its own language. This book explores Denmark and all it has to offer. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.

Denmark Culture Smart

Author : Mark Salmon
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Mention Denmark and some people will think of marauding Vikings with horned helmets or one of Denmark's more famous exports—Carlsberg beer—or the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. But of the Danes themselves they may know very little. The Danes tend to be more relaxed and less formal than their fellow Scandinavians—and more independently minded. In fact, Denmark used to be referred to by its puritanical northern neighbors as "the loose woman to the south." This book gives an insider's perspective on Danish home, work, and social life, and on the Jantelov—the principles underpinning the traditional Scandinavian virtues of modesty, equality, and social cohesion, but which also warn against the dangers of individualism. This book offers many practical tips on travelers should conduct themselves in Denmark and what to expect in social situations. Readers will discover that, beneath their quiet northern reserve, the Danish people are friendly, fair-minded, civilized, and warm.

Cornfields to Codfish

Author : Linda Malcolm
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From milking cows on the farm in Iowa to picking up mermaid’s purses on the beach in Massachusetts, Cornfields to Codfish celebrates the Midwest and New England via short personal essays. “Whatever subject Linda’s pen illuminates, I am drawn in, left a bit wiser, and shown how the contemplated facets of life leaves one more appreciative of them.” — Lily Yamamoto, Senior designer and President, LMY Graphic Design Studio “A gentle, life-affirming journey of exploration and discovery. Malcolm treats the reader with respect, humor, and bonhomie!” — Sally M. Chetwynd, author of The Sturgeon’s Dance and Bead of Sand “My grandparents farmed in Iowa and Nebraska, and as a child, I experienced dirt under my fingernails and a farmer’s tan. Linda’s writing brings back those memories.” — Jacque Stouffer, English teacher, Iowan at heart, transplanted to Wyoming “Through a creative lens, Linda writes relatable essays on so many levels: family, travel, humor, sentiment, food, and, above all, Human Being.” — Colleen Getty, writer & Founder, The Room to Write

Imagining Politics

Author : Stephen Benedict Dyson
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Narrative on television and scholarly narrative reveal the secret underbelly of politics and political science