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Hygge / Koselig

...a sense of coziness. It’s like the best parts of Christmas, without all the stress. People light candles, light fires, drink warm beverages, and sit under fuzzy blankets. There’s a community aspect to it too; it’s not just an excuse to sit on the couch watching television...
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Danish Word: Hygge (n.) 1. the coziness you feel from being around friends, family and great food in a warm environment; all the aspects of coziness rolled into one; 2. a complete absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming; taking pleasure from the presence of gentle, soothing things.

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How 'hygge' can help you get through winter

How 'hygge' can help you get through winter

There is an important concept one needs to understand and embrace when living in Norway: being "koselig". Most English speakers translate it by "cosy" but that term doesn't even begin to cover ever...

How to make things "Koselig"?

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Glass of wine and book by fireplace

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