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The Atlas of Happiness: The global secrets of how to be happy
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Helen Russell
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The Atlas of Happiness: The global secrets of how to be happy

Helen Russell



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From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, an entertaining, reassuring and useful trip around the world, discovering the secrets of happiness from 30 countries.

From IKIGAI and forest bathing in Japan, to HYGGE, LAGOM, and FIKA in Scandinavia, to the 'Gross National Happiness' of Bhutan, Chinese New Year cleaning, and the South African concept of 'UBUNTU'- and many more in between - Helen Russell uncovers the global secrets of happiness, and how they can change our lives.

Whoever you are and wherever you're from, there's much to be learned from Helen Russell's round-the-world happiness trip.

Dreading that upcoming interview? Take inspiration from the Icelanders and get some etta reddast, the unwavering belief that everything will work out in the end.

Or perhaps you've lost your way in life: make like the Chinese and find your xing fu, or the thing that gives you real purpose.

Too much on your plate? The Italians can help you learn the fine art of dolce far niente, aka the sweetness of doing nothing at all.

And if you feel overwhelmed by busyness and disconnected from nature, the Swedish have a solution - just find your smultronstalle, or 'wild strawberry patch', your perfect escape from the rest of the world.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, THE ATLAS OF HAPPINESS will be the perfect cheering Christmas gift of 2018.

By:   Helen Russell
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Illustrated edition
Dimensions:   Height: 205mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   668g
ISBN:   9781473688230
ISBN 10:   147368823X
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Helen Russell is a journalist and the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly and Leap Year. Formerly editor of, she now lives in Denmark and works as a Scandinavia correspondent for the Guardian, as well as writing a column on Denmark for the Telegraph and features for The Times, The Observer, Grazia, The Wall Street Journal and the Independent.

From drinking on the sofa in your pants to celebrating imperfections, happiness expert Helen Russell reveals how people across the world put a smile on their faces. * The Sun *

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