7 reasons why Denmark is the happiest country in the world

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Meik Wiking

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Meik Wiking

Happiness expert Meik Wiking hails from Denmark, the happiest country in the world.

His newly- released book, "The Little Book of Hygge," explores a word he believes is central to that happiness.

As Wiking says, hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) has no direct translation: it means cosiness, it means intimacy, and it means warmth - but it means many more things than just these points.

We looked at some of the components that make up a hyggelig lifestyle, as explored in "The Little Book of Hygge."

For references in the piece, hygge is a noun, hyggeligt is a singular adjective, and hyggelige is a plural adjective.

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