How To Steal The Secrets Of Danish Happiness

Jen Barton | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

How does a country riddled with bitter winters, sky-high taxes and a misguided love of salted liquorice hold a position as one of the world’s happie...

Tired Of Life In The UK? Four Reasons To Move To Denmark from Those Who've Done It

Melanie Haynes | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

But the biggest driver is a disillusionment with life in the UK. I hear over and over how people are fed up with long, expensive commutes and how they feel they are wasting their lives sitting on crowded trains and can see themselves still there in ten years time

Happy Danes - A Budget Season Reminder Of 10 Ways Denmark Is Different

David Vigar | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Vigar

There is a reason why the happiest country in the world is also the highest taxed. It's because they use tax to invest in excellent public services. They believe in the concept of a society that everyone contributes to and benefits from. They realise that taxation, rather than being an evil, is the subscription fee you pay for a civilised society.

How Being Outward Looking Makes Denmark A Great Place to Run A Business

Melanie Haynes | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Melanie Haynes

I have lived in Copenhagen for a long time and when I decided to start my own business here I was struck by how easy it was and how open the people we...

Can You Be Healthy And Hygge?

Kayleigh Tanner | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kayleigh Tanner

The Danish art of 'hygge' traditionally revolves around enjoying time at home with friends and family, lighting candles and eating indulgent comfort food. But following the Christmas binge you might be thinking that scoffing Danish pastries just isn't synonymous with trying to lose weight.

Why Hygge Is The Word That Sums Up 2016

Ahmad Beltagui | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ahmad Beltagui

In the list of new words to enter the dictionary in 2016 - Trumpism, Brexit, post-truth - hygge seems somewhat out of place. Or does it? Like Trump and Brexit, hygge is definitely not just for Christmas. And like all of those words, a cute and friendly exterior hides unpleasant truths.

Seven Reasons Why You Should Launch Your Startup In Copenhagen

Melanie Haynes | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Did you know that Denmark, and its capital city Copenhagen, is one of the best places in the world to launch a startup? It's a tiny city in a small Eu...

How I Hygge-Up My Health

Kat Farrants | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Farrants

As Autumn descends, going hygge in everything we do seems like such a good idea. I'm wondering how the health and wellness industry will take on such a sensibly happiness-inducing concept in an industry that often seems to thrive on more than healthy amounts of self-hatred.

The Transgender Umbrella: Not a Mental Health Issue

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Webberley

Research such as this gives hope to all those people with gender variance, it legitimises their condition, helps both the patient and those around them to realise and accept that they are not mentally ill. Declassification by the WHO would represent a huge victory for the transgender community.

If the Young Ruled the World - Inside Roskilde Festival's Dream City

Will Best | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Will Best

Roskilde is an awesome festival with great music and a feel good vibe, but more than that it's a fascinating place to study an alternate reality. And if you fancy experience the liberating feeling of peeing where you stand whilst in full view of a gaggle of naked joggers, then 'urine' luck.

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.

Five Reasons Why Living In Denmark Gave Me The Chance To Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Melanie Haynes | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Three times in one week I was described as an entrepreneur in the media and I suddenly looked at what I was doing and rather than simply running a small business as a solopreneur I saw that there was more to it.

Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.

Danish Men - Hunky, Humble or Simply Stylish?

Melanie Haynes | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

The Danish summer has brought out the inner Cougar in me (yes I am a woman of a certain age!). The summer sunshine arrived this week and with it what seems like a new shipment of hunky Danish men.

Seven Super Places to Go in Copenhagen

Mette Poynton | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

If you have yet to visit Copenhagen, the beautiful capital of Denmark, you are in for a treat... do get yourself booked in for a trip to this wonderful city in the country where the happiest people in the world live, you will love it.

Seven Things to Do in Denmark (North Zealand)

Mette Poynton | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Denmark might be one of the smallest countries in the World with only 5,6 million people living on the 42,915 km2 of country and islands, but it's far too big to explore in just a few days, so in this piece I have picked Seven Super Things to do in North Zealand, the area just north of the capital, Copenhagen.

This Is The Happiest Country In The World

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Denmark has been announced as the happiest country in the world, knocking Switzerland off the top spot in the UN's 2016 World Happiness Report. The r...

The Kindness of Everyday Danes

Melanie Haynes | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

I have lived here for eight years and I really believe that despite the Danes reputation as closed and unfriendly people, the reverse is true. Yes, Danes both respect and protect privacy but they are the first to step forward and help others when that help is needed.

Denmark Defies The UN - Votes To Seize Refugees' Assets

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

Danish MPs have passed a law that will allow the confiscation of refugees' valuables to help pay for their stay. The controversial legislation also...

Refugees Entering Denmark Could Be Forced To Hand Over Valuable Possessions

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

Refugees entering Denmark could be forced to hand over their valuables in order to pay for their stay in the country after the government backed contr...

Facebook Blocks Picture Of The Little Mermaid Statue Over Nudity

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

A politician who tried to post a picture of a statue of the Little Mermaid on Facebook found her image rejected by the site. Mette Gjerskov, an MP ...

Denmark Votes 'Nej' in Referendum on More EU

Alex Forrest | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Forrest

The Danes have done it before and now they've done it again. Just when Brussels was counting on Denmark to vote 'yes' in an EU referendum, the country has said 'no'. Or as one tabloid headline put it rather delicately this morning: "Løkke fik f***-fingeren" which loosely translates as Denmark gave their prime minister the finger.

Places to See in Denmark West of Copenhagen

Thomas Lamberth Sandbjerg | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Lamberth Sandbjerg

When it comes to sightseeing in Denmark, the capital city of Copenhagen tends to take all the glory. Of course, nothing is wrong with that. Without a doubt, this wondrous metropolis on the far eastern coast of Denmark is truly deserving of all the attention it receives.

Why the UK Should Be Watching Today's Danish Referendum

Alex Forrest | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Forrest

No-one can forget that Denmark has voted 'Nej' before - in the referendum on joining the euro. Eurosceptics across the continent will be delighted if voters in this small nation do so again, none more so than those in the UK. They may be very different votes, but if the Danes can do it twice, what's to stop the Brits from doing it just once? So today we watch, and wait.

Is the Scandi Love of Winter Swimming Crazy?

Melanie Haynes | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Last week I found myself in the well-to-do Copenhagen seaside suburb of Hellerup and I was drawn down one of the side roads leading to the front as the sun was actually shining and glittering off the sea. I was sitting looking out towards Sweden when I realised that I was sitting right by the Vinterbad or winter swimming area.