The Little Book of Hygge : Danish Secrets to Happy Living

Author: Meik Wiking

Language: English

Summary: New York Times Bestseller Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge–pronounced Hoo-ga–is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.

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The Invisible String

Author: Patrice Karst (Author), Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator

Language: English

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With over half a million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers–children and adults alike–and has been updated with new illustrations and an afterword from the author. Continue reading “The Invisible String”

The Book of Human Emotions

Author: Tiffany Watt Smith

Language: English

Summary: Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Is your stomach tight with nerves? Are you falling in love? Feeling a bit miffed? Are you curious (perhaps about this book)? Do you have the heebie-jeebies? Are you antsy with iktsuarpok? Or giddy with dépaysement?

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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Author: Héctor García, Francesc Miralles

Language: English

Summary:  “If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post

Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people.
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The West and the World: A History of Civilization from the Ancient World to 1700

Author: Kevin Reilly Language: English Summary: This work covers topics such as gender, religion, war, ecology, and nationalism, creating both thematic narratives and the strands of a larger chronological account. It explores major historical turning points, and reveals the dynamic of increasing global interactions. (Goodreads) Continue reading The West and the World: A History of Civilization from the Ancient World to 1700