Photo: Gabriel Amadeus/Flickr

Photo: Gabriel Amadeus/Flickr

Not that we need it here in northern California, but if you’ve ever wondered how people living at high latitudes manage to get through all those dark winters, here’s a clue: Hygge.

Russell McLendon explains: “Hygge, originally a Norwegian word for “well-being,” first appeared in Danish near the end of the 18th century…. It has evolved into a big part of Danish life since then, absorbing connotations over time like a semantic snowball. The dark winters of Denmark helped turn hygge from a mere word into a kind of cultural panacea, manifested in various ways to buffer Danes against cold, solitude and stress.”

 


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