Oprah tours Stine's home in Denmark.
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The Danish government also takes a special interest in mothers and their children. Women typically get six to 12 months in paid maternity leave. And, when it's time to go to college, citizens get paid to go the universities. "When you go to university, then you get paid $400 or $500," Nanna says. "You have free education. Then, you have healthy, well-educated people in the world. What could beat that?"

Women in Denmark also don't feel pressure to get married. Nanna is 44 years old and single, and she says she didn't grow up dreaming of a bridal gowns and weddings. "It's never been a dream of mine," she says. "I don't think my girlfriends had that dream."

Stine, one of Nanna's friends, says she had three children with her partner before they decided to get married.

Watch as Oprah tours Stine's home in Copenhagen. Watch

While visiting another family, Oprah discovers one more reason to be happy in Copenhagen—a delicious bread called Rugbrød! "I so love it," Oprah says. "I have a slice every morning. ... It's like eating earth."
FROM: Oprah on Location: The Happiest People on Earth
Published on October 21, 2009

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