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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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Downshifting reinforces traditional gender roles

Downshifting reinforces traditional gender roles | Finland | Scoop.it
Up to 40 percent of working parents are exhausted, according to a fresh study
by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
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Finland among top ten in OECD well-being report

Finland among top ten in OECD well-being report | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish people have one of the best well-being and work-life balance among the developed industrial nations according to a new OECD report.

 

http://www.oecd.org/document/39/0,3746,en_21571361_44315115_48858599_1_1_1_1,00.html

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Interactive: The 100 richest people in Finland

Interactive: The 100 richest people in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
November is the big gossip fest in Finland. Every year in the beginning of the month the tax records from last year are published. In other words: you get to know who made the most money.

 Every year the Finnish media outlets do a very conventional presentation of this material. Page after page of lists of top-earners. Rarely does anyone do anything more creative with the data.

I gave it a shot. This is what came out:------

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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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The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness | Finland | Scoop.it
A correlation between well-being and wealth
FOR more than 70 years, economists have been fixated with measuring economic ouput.
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