Helen Russell

Helen Russell is a journalist and bestselling author. Formerly an (occasionally glossy) editor in London, Helen now lives in Denmark with her husband and three young children.

Latest Posts

  • Travel

    How living like a Danish woman made me happier

    (and why it can for you, too)

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  • how to be happy according to countries in the global happiness index
    Long Reads

    This is the global secret to happiness

    Having spent five years researching how to be happy, writer Helen Russell has found the answer...

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  • Long Reads

    What we can learn from Brazil’s unique approach to happiness

    “Saudade makes you feel things more deeply... both the sadness and the joy”

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  • Food

    Eat, drink and be hygge: the best festive food recipes for 2018

    Make your Christmas cosier with these delicious Christmas comfort food recipes

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  • Life

    “How quitting my life in London helped me say no to social media envy”

    From friends’ new babies to promotions, swanky holidays and flash houses: why none of us are immune to social media envy – and what we can do about it

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  • Careers

    Tired of London, not life: what happens when you ditch the city grind

    “I haven’t got a stress knot in my stomach anymore”

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  • Life

    Why the Danes finish work on time, every single day

    “A typical working day is 8am-4pm and overtime frowned upon”

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  • Life

    The Danish way of life: putting loved ones first

    "Danes spend more time with their families and friends than most other EU nations"

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  • Life

    Why it’s time to redefine what success looks like

    The art of leaning back

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