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The Little Book of Hygge

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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Little Book of Hygge, written and read by Meik Wiking. Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight....' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring audiobook, he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest people in the world.

©2016 Meik Wiking (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

Narrator: Meik Wiking
Author: Meik Wiking
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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The Little Book of Lykke

44 ratings

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A practical guide to what makes us happy, from the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and best-selling author of The Little Book of Hygge. We all know Denmark is the happiest country in the world - but this doesn't make it perfect. Happiness isn't exclusively Danish. Nor is it just eating pastries, lighting candles, and practicing hygge. Happiness is something available to all, wherever you are, and whatever your means. Starting from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking, probably the happiest man in the world, travels across the globe on a quest to uncover the secrets of the very happiest people from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro, taking back to his native country their tips, tricks, and unique approaches to a fulfilled life. Exploring the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, and why - luckily for us - the expectation of kissing Rachel Weiss is better than the real thing, Meik brings together a global road map for happiness with his trademark wit. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke gives us a new approach to achieving everyday happiness.

©2017 Meik Wiking (P)2017 Penguin Random House Canada

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The Ex Talk

9 ratings

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An instant Indie best seller Public radio cohosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut. Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who's fresh off a journalism master's program and convinced he knows everything about public radio.  When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk, two exes will deliver relationship advice live, on air. Their boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect cohosts, given how much they already despise each other. Neither loves the idea of lying to listeners, but it's this or unemployment. Their audience gets invested fast, and it's not long before The Ex Talk becomes a must-listen in Seattle and climbs podcast charts.   As the show gets bigger, so does their deception, especially when Shay and Dominic start to fall for each other. In an industry that values truth, getting caught could mean the end of more than just their careers.

©2021 Rachel Lynn Solomon (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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The Art of Making Memories

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Brought to you by Penguin. The third book from the internationally best-selling author of The Little Book of Hygge, Meik Wiking. Every year, we are given a fixed number of days. Some days pass us by without leaving a trace and some days we remember forever.  Do you remember your first kiss? Or how the first rays of the spring sun feel? Or how about the best meal you ever had? These memorable experiences are characterised by intensity of perception, depth of feeling or sense of profound significance, causing them to stand out in our mind and involve a heightened sense of wonder and awe.  But what ingredients produce these happy memories? Why is it that a piece of music, a smell, a taste can take us back to something we had forgotten? And can we learn to create happy memories and be better at holding on to them?  Combining research on happiness and mnemonics (learning techniques that aid memory retention or retrieval) Meik Wiking explores how peak experiences are made, stored and remembered. Using data and diaries, interviews, global surveys and studies and conducting real-life behavioural science and happiness experiments, the Happiness Research Institute will answer how we can create perfect moments. Moments that will go down in history. Moments that will shape who we are. 

©2018 Meik Wiking (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Meik Wiking
Author: Meik Wiking
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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The Art of Making Memories

4 ratings

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A practical guide to creating memorable moments from Meik Wiking, New York Times best-selling author of The Little Book of Hygge. Every year, we are given a fixed number of days. Some days pass us by without leaving a trace - and some days we remember forever. Do you remember your first kiss? Or how the first rays of the spring sun feel? Or how about the best meal you ever had? These memorable experiences are characterized by intensity of perception, depth of feeling, or sense of profound significance causing them to stand out in our mind and involve a heightened sense of wonder and awe. But what ingredients produce these happy memories? Why is it that a piece of music, a smell or a taste can take us back to something we had forgotten? And can we learn to create happy memories and be better at holding on to them? Combining research on happiness and mnemonics (learning techniques that aid memory retention or retrieval), Meik Wiking explores how peak experiences are made, stored, and remembered. Using data and diaries, interviews, global surveys and studies, and conducting real-life behavioural science and happiness experiments, The Art of Making Memories will answer how we can create perfect moments. Moments that will go down in history. This audiobook will help you create more peak experiences, help you retrieve happy memories of the past, and store them for the future.

©2019 Meik Wiking (P)2019 Penguin Canada

Narrator: Meik Wiking
Author: Meik Wiking
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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Meik Wiking

3 ratings

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Meik Wiking joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his guide to happiness. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest people in the world.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

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Le livre du Hygge

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Au classement mondial du bonheur, c'est le Danemark qui occupe la première place. Pourquoi les Danois sont-ils considérés comme les gens les plus heureux du monde ? Pour Meik Wiking, la réponse c'est le "hygge" (prononcez "hoo-ga"). Intraduisible en français, le terme évoque une philosophie de vie danoise, un art de vivre basé sur la convivialité, la simplicité et le bien-être. "Le hygge est une ambiance, une véritable atmosphère", explique Meik Wiking. "C'est profiter de ceux que l'on aime en passant du temps auprès d'eux, avec ce sentiment de se sentir chez soi, en sécurité." Le Livre du Hygge vous invite à en découvrir les grands principes, avec de nombreux conseils et idées pour l'incorporer à votre quotidien.

©2016 First (P)2017 Éditions Thélème

Narrator: Sylvère Santin
Author: Meik Wiking
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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Glory Road

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One summer changes everything for these three Southern women. As three generations of women navigate the uncertain paths of their hearts and futures, one summer promises to bring change - whether they’re ready for it or not. At 38, garden shop owner Jessie McBride thinks her chances for romance are years behind her, and after her failed marriage, she’s fine with that. She lives contentedly with her fiery mother and her quiet, headstrong daughter. But the unexpected arrival of two men on Glory Road make her question if she’s really happy with the status quo. Handsome, wealthy Sumner Tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter’s wedding, and Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. And Ben Bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school days who’s known her better than anyone and whom she hasn’t seen in years, moves back to the red dirt road. Jessie finds her heart being pulled in directions she never expected. Meanwhile, Jessie’s 14-year-old daughter, Evan, is approaching the start of high school and trying to navigate a new world of identity and emotions - particularly as they relate to the cute new guy who’s moved in just down the road. At the same time, Jessie’s mother, Gus, increasingly finds herself forgetful and faces a potentially frightening future. For these three strong Southern women, the roots they’ve planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve. "Brims with family, second chances, and new horizons." (Lisa Wingate, New York Times best-selling author of Before We Were Yours) "Rich colorful characters capturing my heart, combined with a story that kept me up till the wee hours, Glory Road is a perfect read. Lauren Denton has done it again!" (Lisa Patton, best-selling author of Rush and Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter) "Once again Lauren Denton brings her lyrical writing and compelling characters to a story that will enthrall readers from page one." (Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, author of Only Ever Her and co-founder of She Reads, for Glory Road)  Southern women’s fiction, stand-alone novel Audiobook length: approximately 95,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs 

©2019 Lauren K. Denton (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Meik Wiking
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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