The Hygge Edition

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Posted on November 25, 2016

The hygge conspiracy ~This year’s most overhyped trend is a wholesome Danish concept of cosiness, used to sell everything from fluffy socks to vegan shepherd’s pie. But the version we’re buying is a British invention — and the real thing is less cuddly than it seems | The Guardian

Hygge: A heart-warming lesson from Denmark | BBC

Hygge and the art of simple pleasures at the heart of new cookbook ~Danish concept of making the most of small moments infuses Trine Hahnemann’s book | CBC

Solving Canada’s Innovation Problem ~Why do we export so many world-class business ideas to the rest of the world? | The Walrus

Thanksgiving began to spread liberal values. Let’s keep that going ~The holiday was actually created by a New England writer opposed to the slaveholding south

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent ~Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system. |


How science and First Nations oral tradition are converging ~Science is finally catching up to oral traditions passed down through generations of First Nations cultures

The Lessons of Henry Kissinger ~The legendary and controversial statesman criticizes the Obama Doctrine, talks about the main challenges for the next president, and explains how to avoid war with China. | The Atlantic

‘Be Silent, Recover My Strength, Start Again’: In Conversation with Elena Ferrante ~Speaking with the author of the Neapolitan Quartet novels and Frantumaglia about why readers have trouble with challenging portrayals of women, the supposed sin of narcissism, and smoking cigarettes.| Hazlitt

Does science need its anti-establishment revolution, too? < ‘Drain the swamp’ said President-elect Donald Trump, attacking the US governing elite. In France, the UK and Germany the same sentiments are rife. Establishments everywhere are having to justify themselves. How about shifting attention to the establishment in science? | E&T (Engineering and Technology)

Breaking Music-Video Marvel ~Singer-guitarist Damian Kulash on how band fashioned new “The One Moment” clip from just 4.2 -seconds of footage | Rolling Stone

New Neighbors | Subtropics

Billionaires vs. the Press in the Era of Trump ~A small group of superrich Americans — the president-elect among them — has laid the groundwork for an unprecedented legal assault on the media. Can they succeed? | The New York Times Magazine

Truth, Lies, and Videotape ~Jailed in Japan for a crime she didn’t commit, a young American teacher learns the meaning of the phrase sho ga nai — ‘It can’t be helped.’ | The Vindicated

‘It smelled like death’: An oral history of the Double Dare obstacle course | AV Club

The Search for My Father’s Killer ~After my father was murdered in 1973, I spent decades looking for the man who killed him. What I found changed everything I’d believed about him and the life he lived. | The Daily Beast

The CanLit Firestorm ~After the Steven Galloway controversy, Canadian literature may never be the same | The Walrus

They Speak Gilmore, Don’t They? ~Investigating the whiplash-inducing dialogue that has characterized Gilmore Girls, which returns this week. |Hazlitt



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