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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.
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 1 month 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 5 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 5 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 8 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 8 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 9 months ago by Ana Sofia
Very informative and believable. I took away a lot of ideas for acquiring happiness without a single purchase. Except for the book!Published 9 months ago by Debbie Leadbetter
I'm all for learning new information so as to better one's life and thus was interested in this book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Harry M. Shin