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The Little Book of Lykke
The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People | Meik Wiking
A practical guide to what makes us happy, from the CEO of the Happiness Research Instititue in Copenhagen and bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge. We all know Denmark is the happiest country in the worldbut this doesn't make it pe?rfect. Happiness isn't exclusively Danish. Nor is it just eating pastries, lighting candles, and practising hygge. Happiness is something available to all, wherever you are, and whatever your means. Starting from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking, probably the happiest man in the world, travels across the globe on a quest to uncover the secrets of the very happiest people from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro, taking back to his native country their tips, tricks, and unique approaches to a fulfilled life. Exploring the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, and whyluckily for usthe expectation of kissing Rachel Weiss is better than the real thing, Meik brings together a global roadmap for happiness with his trademark wit. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke gives us a new approach to achieving everyday happiness.
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Sky_High
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Book worth of reading, not only because this is the direct guide to the personal and collective happiness but it change mental picture of perceptions inside me. Grateful to observe it.

Key thoughts on the book:
- We do not in everything to be happy.
- Equality and simple thing may count us together to create meaningful relations.
- I am not impressed by money, social status or job title. I impressed by the was someone treats other human.

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MyBookSwapClub
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Pickpick

I loved his previous book, starting this today :) have you read this?

MissAimz_55 Yes I liked it! 1w
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Palimpsest
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Mehso-so

There is some good advice in this one such as “buy memories, not things”, and “train your empathy muscle”, be kind and give your time, with stories and examples about what kinds of things people have done. Some of the suggestions such as riding a bike everywhere aren‘t as doable for everyone. Also, some happiness factor examples used in the book were for people who work in offices only, not the service industry or other jobs like manufacturing.

Palimpsest I am between a pick and so-so on this as there is good advice, but not applicable to all. Some of it is similar to the book on Hygge which I enjoyed more. 2mo
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norasarga
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Great book with hands-on tips to make your environment and yourself happier.

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Lmstraubie
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This was between a Pick and So-so. I like the humor the author added to the information.

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Lmstraubie
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Came across this little book while scrolling around on Hoopla. I liked The Little Book of Hygge so I thought I'd give it a try. #LitsyAtoZ

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LitDrivenGirl
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I present my top 10 books for 2018. This list was harder to select than I anticipated. It is in no specific order as that makes this process even more difficult 🤪😉! My reading goal for the year was 72 and my secondary goal was 100. I finished with 90 books read!

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Maggie_Reads
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Mehso-so

Had some good ideas and interesting info, but I skimmed over the last chapter as it was getting long winded and boring. The pics and formatting was nice though.

Samplergal I read the haggae one and felt the same. A couple of nice ideas and then re-hash. 2y
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Maggie_Reads
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Read on Littens!! 📚📖😁🌈☕️

RaimeyGallant Read on! would make a great bumper sticker. ;) 2y
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CKtheLibrarian
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This made me want to move to Denmark. So I researched how to move there. It‘s very difficult. Now I‘m sad.

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Lizabella28
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Let‘s see what this is all about then ...

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BeththeBookDragon
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😂🤣

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ElenaBaer
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Some very interesting ideas in the book. Using literature to teach empathy and understanding.

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ElenaBaer
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“Bibliotherapy, the art of using books to aid people in solving the issues they are facing,”

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Boghunden
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#currentlyreading
What are you reading on this fine Tuesday?

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Sills
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#2018GoodReads Just finished#4 for 2018👍📚❤️

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KarenM
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Getting started on this next for bout of books 21 📚

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HotCocoaReads
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Pickpick

Another great book by Wiking—I‘m fascinated with the interesting little tidbits he gives us on what makes happier people. I loved the part about reading “literary fiction” and how that makes people more empathetic. I mean, I already knew it, but it‘s nice to hear stuff you‘ve thought all along be confirmed. 😂 Oh, and I love the color illustrations throughout!

SusanInTiburon Wouldn‘t it be great if all books had some illustrations? 2y
HotCocoaReads @SusanInTiburon Yes! I love old books because most of them just came with illustrations!!! 2y
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Dulcinella
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After a bad book, I was happy to read this. Not a scientific study, but a nice overview with examples of what makes people happy and who the happiest people in the world are. Much if what I read was not new, but I learned a few things and enjoyed the audiobook. Book15/275

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LitDrivenGirl
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From now on Meik Wiking should release a new book every December and that is how I should start my new year. Always. This is how I started 2017 and how I started this year. Even though I pre-ordered this book and received it the day of its publication I was hard pressed to pass up listening to the audiobook. I would really like to marry Meik Wiking's voice (oh yes he's nice to look at too *wink*). (Review too long checkout my Goodreads 😉.)

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Sills
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Package is packed and ready to ship tomorrow. Very excited to participate in my first Litsy swap😍#muglove

hermyknee You‘re going to have so much fun! 2y
Sills @hermyknee Thank you I think so too🙂 2y
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Sills
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This is my breakfast read currently-great way to start my day with short focused chapters! I also read The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. The Danes have the happy factor going on👍

Avanders Ooooh waaaant. 2y
Sills @Avanders I think I want to plan a month in Denmark some summer🙂 2y
Avanders That sounds amazing!! 2y
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Jen2
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Interesting ideas!!

catsuit_mango I have his book on Hygge and love it. What is behind Lykke? 2y
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TheSketchyReader
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#lykke is my word of the year for 2018. I enjoyed reading 📖 about happiness research, and if we can tweak our behavior to live a happier life sign me up! I‘m also giving away a copy of this book on my blog. Is there a way to host giveaways on Litsy?

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Stellina
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Looking for a less negativity in life and a little more happiness.

Sills I am currently reading this. It is my breakfast book🙂I love starting the day with books with short chapters and relate to health and mindfulness etc... ENJoY! 2y
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TheDoubleLetterThief
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Worth your time! Look for the little things that make people happy, like little books about happiness read by men with really nice accents :)

Joanne1 Yeah, his accent was nice to listen to wasn't it. 2y
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TheDoubleLetterThief
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This week‘s audiobook

Joanne1 You'll get through this in a day not a week. It's very short. 2y
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BellesLibrary
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Loved the little book of Hygge, and Meik‘s second book is just as uplifting and easy to read 😊

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JacqMac
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#bookmail I need some happiness on this dark and dreary day.

readordierachel Your tea pot is adorable :) 2y
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Joanne1
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2017 has been a difficult year for me and I've struggled for a long time to pull myself out of a dark hole but the last few months have been better. Books like this one which focuses on happiness and how to achieve it have been helping. I wrote a blog post about it today and now I'm looking for other books that might also help me see the positives. Any recommendations?

Librarybelle I read this one when it first came out: 2y
tpixie Keep up the good fight! You‘re worth it! 2y
Joanne1 @Librarybelle thanks, I've just reserved it from the library. @tpixie you're so right, I am worth it! Thanks for the support. 2y
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hermyknee 💖 2y
tpixie 🌺🌸🌺 2y
mdhughes72 Not specifically about happiness but a fun, delicious read about bouncing back (and sweet revenge): 2y
LeahBergen Hugs. 💕 2y
No_One Sorry to hear this. 🙁. I hope things improve very soon! I would recommend Kevin Hart‘s “I can‘t Make This Up” (audiobook if possible) for some pure laugh out loud moments. Aziz Ansari‘s “Modern Love” is also hilarious and very intelligently written. All the best. 💐 2y
Jeg Sorry to hear. One book that helped me over the years has been “ Feel the Fear and do it anyway” by Susan Jeffers. 2y
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Joanne1
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Quick, funny, practical book about the search for happiness, full of amusing or touching anecdotes and practical hints.

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Joanne1
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My audio accompaniment for this morning's walk. Had to come home and write a few interesting bits down.

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Booksbymybed
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Got both books, just as it got colder

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ABrakes85
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Loving this....

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VictoriaKathryn
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Pickpick

Absolutely loved this book, my happiness level soared just reading it! ❤️📚❤️ #lykke #hygge #happiness #autumn #reading #joy

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ABrakes85
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I love pre-order book mail, lovely surprise to open this 💕

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