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|Nordea Bank in downtown Copenhagen, Denmark, is one of Europe’s largest banks. The owners believe that a well-lit, well-designed workspace makes for a more efficient and profitable workforce. Its corporate headquarters and philosophy are typical of most large Danish companies. Photo by David McLain||The Rabbit Jumping Association in Arhus, Denmark, is 30 members strong and partially funded by the municipality. Approximately 96% of Danes belong to a vast array of associations that have served to institutionalize social networking and reinforce a sense of community and belonging. Photo by David McLain||A government-sponsored outing for young couples called “Movies on the Beach” is designed to promote love. In Singapore, the government plays a heavy-handed role in social policy, promoting everything from love to cleanliness in a seemingly endless array of social education campaigns. Photo by David McLain||Approximately 80% of Singaporeans live in public housing and approximately 90% own their own home, giving Singapore one of the highest rates of home ownership anywhere on Earth. Photo by David McLain||Making room for bikes is the only way to go in San Luis Obispo, Calif., a town that prides itself in making recreation and social interaction easier. Newer establishments often have a bike valet service. Photo by Dan Buettner|
This book was very interesting.
I believe the book can give some real insights on what makes people happy and specific things each of us can do to increase our level of happiness.
I was hoping Buettner could provide insights into what makes a culture happy and how to apply these findings to the United States.
This book takes a lot of the things that we already know and just reestablished their importance. I loved it.Published 2 months ago by tammina
This book was part of our book club at work. My employer works with communities our state teaching them the Blue Zones ways for better living. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tricia Z.
loved it but it was a little old fashioned for this day and age but all in all a good reading/single people can be just as happy as married people!Published 4 months ago by lori burns
I would recommend this book to anyone who's curious about 'blue zones'....where people are the happiest, live longer, healthier...
etc. Read more
This book was very interesting. I was interested by the places that were listed and why they were there. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jennifer etnyre
I thoroughly enjoyed this book about real people from around the world. The writer captured the bare essence of life and created a feeling of happiness, contentment, and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Sottery