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The Danish Way

What Can We Learn From Denmark?

Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen spent a weekend in Vermont this month traveling with me to town meetings in Burlington, Brattleboro and Montpelier. Large crowds came out to learn about a social system very different from our own which provid...

Denmark Was Chosen As The Happiest Country. You'll Never Guess Why.

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going coast to coast, country to country to find out. Last month, Denmark was crowned the happiest coun...

How To Parent Like They Do In Denmark

Want to learn how to parent like two-time winner Happiest Place on Earth, Denmark? I had the privilege of living as an American expat for two years in Aarhus, Denmark with my family, where they do things quite differently. Here’s what I learned: W...

Why Danish Parents (And Their Kids) Are Happier Than Americans

Can you really raise happy, well-behaved, resilient, confident children just by consistently rewarding them with delicious pastries? Perhaps, but that's not what The Danish Way of Parenting is about. Rather, this is another of those "Guides To Par...

Denmark Business Culture

Did you know about business culture in Denmark? Watch this video animation to find out some interesting facts. Danish business culture is characterised by business communication, business etiquette, business meeting etiquette, internship and stude...

How The Danish Talk About Sex To Their Kids And What We Can Learn From Them

The Danes speak frankly with their kids about sex from a young age, and maybe you should, too. Learning the proper words to use when referring to their bodies “promotes positive body image, self-confidence, and parent-child communication.” Reddito...

The Danish Don't Have The Secret To Happiness

Danish author Askel Sandemose’s works are little read in his home country these days—except, that is, for a small fragment of one novel, A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks, published in 1933. The fragment of A Fugitive that has come both to define and ...

The Best Pensions In The World

What have Denmark, Australia, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland and Canada got in common? The answer is that they are the only countries on earth with better pension systems than Britain, according to an authoritative report. The report – the Melbourne...

Danish Researcher: Why You Keep Failing To Do The Right Thing

Nudging people to do the right thing is a question of design, says design researcher Sille Krukow. plates.jpg Smaller plates nudge Danish ministers to eat less and throw less food away. cleanbeach_m.jpg Nudging people to recycle after they've had ...

41 Reasons Why Danes Are So Strange

Danes will fight anyone not treating other people fair or alike. Danes are automatically on first names with anyone. Even Strangers. This breaks the Ice fast but one should be careful abiding to the 10 rules of jante on first contact with a strang...

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The Danish Way

Vennila KarkyVennila Karky
The Danish hold disturbing views on quite a few key subjects; but, here are some that they got right.