Have you ever heard of hygge? This lifestyle trend is changing the way that many people think about their home and work lives. Pronounced "hue-guh," the trend harkens from Denmark and represents more of a feeling than anything concrete. Hygge is a state of being or, more precisely perhaps, it is a mood; a different way of looking at the world that encourages slowing down and appreciating the good things in life.

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1. What does Hygge mean?

Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian term that describes a cozy, comfortable feeling much like the one you get while sipping hot cocoa around the fire with your family on a cold Christmas night. The word loosely translates from the Danish word meaning "to give comfort, joy, or courage." It is a gentle frame of mind that is now being used as inspiration for everything from home decor to how people live their lives.

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