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A ROAD MAP TO HAPPINESS

In her new book The Atlas of Happiness: The Global Secrets of How to Be Happy, U.K.-born, Denmark-based author Helen Russell takes readers on a round-the-world trip—not to the usual tourist attractions but through distinct concepts of happiness that have evolved in 30 countries. She illustrates each via locals’ personal experiences.

Here, Russell walks us through five of the book’s lesser-known—and often misunderstood—happiness ideologies, with practical advice for channeling them on your next trip.

1. Azart

“Russia is a tough, cold place, so Russians grab at happiness with both hands,” Russell says. (or “ardor”) is the burning urge to lunge at everything life throws your way, no matter the consequences.

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