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Key to happiness? Friends, sex, short work commutes - New York Daily News

Key to happiness? Friends, sex, short work commutes - New York Daily News | Finland | Scoop.it

Last week, the United Nations unveiled the first-ever "World Happiness Report," which pegged Northern European countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Iceland, as among the happiest in the world. While money can certainly buy you happiness (to an extent), the report also examined other ways people get a boost, such as enjoying time with friends and having a healthy body...

 

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The good life

The good life | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish people have reduced the number of deaths from heart disease by 80%, and this is largely due to them adopting a healthy lifestyle...

 

It's a powerful illustration of just how much your life is in your own hands. Half a century ago, Finland had the highest mortality rate from coronary heart disease in the world. Yet over the past 35 years, this once depressing figure has plummeted by a jaw-dropping 80%. The secret to this remarkable decline is not some miracle cure, although improvements in medical treatment certainly helped. Just simple changes in diet and lifestyle account for three quarters of the decline. In other words, the Finns slashed their death rate from heart attack and stroke by 60%, simply by improving their diet and exercise habits and cutting back on the cigarettes.

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Finland's Turku reinvents itself through culture | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 16.08.2011

Finland's Turku reinvents itself through culture | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 16.08.2011 | Finland | Scoop.it
Turku is one of two designated European Capitals of Culture for 2011. A rich program of art and events aims to shed light on the city's history and boost its residents' sense of identity.
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Mölkky outdoor lawn game

Mölkky outdoor lawn game | Finland | Scoop.it
Mölkky outdoor lawn game is one the fastest growing. Mölkky a Finnish tossing game fun for friends and family members of all ages.
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It's mid-August - Happy New Year!

It's mid-August - Happy New Year! | Finland | Scoop.it

The summer vacation is over, the schools are going back, and there's a chill in the air that wasn't there a week or two ago.
The gyms are filling up with people fighting the flab again, the adult education centre classrooms are collecting a new intake of language students, and the empty diary is filling up with hourly appointments.
In the approaching autumn, even an adult's mind turns towards buying school supplies, as Tom Hanks's character declared in the movie You've Got Mail.

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First World Happiness Report launched at United Nations

First World Happiness Report launched at United Nations | Finland | Scoop.it

On 2 April 2012, the first ever United Nations conference on happiness and wellbeing is taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York.

 

They have proven this again. So, my fellow Finns -

B E  H A P P Y!
The happiest countries in the world are all in Northern Europe (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Netherlands).

 

Report as pdf here: http://bit.ly/HvwSt1 ;

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Postal lifeline for remote Finnish isles - thisisFINLAND: Life & society: Society

Postal lifeline for remote Finnish isles - thisisFINLAND: Life & society: Society | Finland | Scoop.it

Read our newest story on archipelago postman, who delivers post in all weathers.

“I deliver the post five times weekly all year round,” explains Simberg. “To make this possible in all conditions I need many different kinds of transportation, including a hydrocopter, a snowmobile, an all-terrain-vehicle, a kick-sledge, skis and ice-skates!”

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Helsinki On Kaunis Pt.3 - süsk & banoo

Helsinki On Kaunis Pt.3 - süsk & banoo | Finland | Scoop.it
More images of Helsinki. Fresh fish from a boat at the market square, salmon-coloured trousers on a man (love it!) and a dog straining at his lead to get to the fresh fish on the boat.
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lumo lifestyle: Crayfish party

lumo lifestyle: Crayfish party | Finland | Scoop.it

Crayfish season is very important to many Finns. I had't had a single crayfish this summer until last weekend. My aunt invited me then over to eat crayfish while Husband was sailing. Very tasty.

I will attend also another crayfish party end of next week. We will have our annual company "Christmas party" at my employers villa near Helsinki (we don't have any Christmas parties at work, but have this nice August party every year). Hope it will be warm, so we can sit outdoors at the beach.

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BLOG: ilovehelsinki

BLOG: ilovehelsinki | Finland | Scoop.it
fashion, lifestyle
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