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Denmark is a country where we all should visit once it's safe to do so. Here's why:
There's a new HAPPINESS Museum that has opened up in the middle of the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to an article on CNN,
"Happiness seems to have faded from our vocabulary amid the global pandemic, economic turmoil and, well, collective sense of doom and depression that is 2020. Which is why the opening of a new Happiness Museum in, where else, Denmark feels like the most optimistic story of the year.
The world's first museum dedicated explicitly to the concept of happiness had a quiet debut on July 14 in a cozy 240-square-meter (2,585 square foot) space in Copenhagen's pastel-perfect historic center.
The new attraction is the brainchild of the Happiness Research Institute, an independent think tank that explores the science behind why some societies are happier than others with the end goal of encouraging global policymakers to include wellbeing as an integral part of the public policy debate.
Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, says the idea to open a museum came after years of fielding requests from the public about visits to their drab office space.
"I think people imagine that the Institute is like a magical place -- a room full of puppies or ice cream -- but we are just eight people sitting in front of computers looking at data," he explains.
"So we thought, why don't we create a place where people can experience happiness from different perspectives and give them an exhibition where they can become a little bit wiser around some of the questions we try to solve?"
Click here to smile, and to read the full article on CNN.