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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|
When I first read the book description, my interest was immediately piqued.
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 enjoyed Dan Buettner's previous book, "Blue Zones," which identified regions that promoted longevity, a lot.
This book was very interesting. I was interested by the places that were listed and why they were there. Read morePublished 25 days 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 3 months ago by John Sottery
My wife and I started implementing the points in this book, with great results. My co-workers tell me I'm one if the most relaxed and happy people they knowPublished 6 months ago by Anas Abu hazeem
I have read many books on happiness and am convinced the answer is not found in any book. Don't buy this or some other books with happiness in their title.Published 6 months ago by g goldman
excellent read for anyone wanting to improve there life style. entertaining and will written and narrated. looking forward another Blue Zone bookPublished 9 months ago by Nes
Wonderful Read! Very informative, about long living throughout the world, even the U.S. has a zone or two to be explored! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mitch Pelley
Living in one of the "happiest places" I was very curious about what the author had to say about Monterrey, MX, so I read a summary before buying the book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ana Sofia