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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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Enjoy Aqua park Serena in Helsinki | Go Finland

Enjoy Aqua park Serena in Helsinki | Go Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Go Finland: Enjoy Aqua park Serena in Helsinki http://dlvr.it/K5TT6
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Finnish Wood Burning Sauna | Finlandia Sauna - Portable Steam Saunas

Finnish Wood Burning Sauna | Finlandia Sauna - Portable Steam Saunas | Finland | Scoop.it
Start to Finnish of building Finnish Sauna (wood burning) (RT New post: Finnish Wood Burning Sauna http://bit.ly/hdT1Yi)
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Characteristics of Finnish culture - by Fiona Thompson - Helium

The fascinating character of the Finns can be summed up in a word "sisu". Sisu is more of a concept than something solid. The best way to describe it is quiet determination: the strength to face adversity head on, to not give up, to quietly go about ones business in trying times.
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Characteristics of Finnish culture - by K Bert - Helium

Finnish culture, what is it all about? Some might picture the reindeer and the snow and even the Santa Clause. Yes he DOES live in the North Pole and yes, North Pole does exist in Finland, every kid in Finland knows that as a fact.

But I think many people have quite wrong idea about Finnish culture. Most Finns have nothing to do with any kind of deer and do not own any colorful "tribe" type of clothing.
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FINNISH BEAUTY PAGEANT FINALIST: I COULD WEAR A BURKA…….! |

FINNISH BEAUTY PAGEANT FINALIST: I COULD WEAR A BURKA…….! | | Finland | Scoop.it
FINNISH BEAUTY PAGEANT FINALIST: I COULD WEAR A BURKA…….! Posted on 12/03/2011 by KGS · Share. This story speaks legions on the ...
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Carbon-Based: Finnish town is making preparations against the risk ...

Carbon-Based: Finnish town is making preparations against the risk ... | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish town is making preparations against the risk of flooding as sea levels rise · Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)
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City Mayors: Best cities in the world (EIU)

City Mayors: Best cities in the world (EIU) | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki nr 6.
It is remarkable that, with the exeption of Vienna and Helsinki, all top-ten cities are in English-speaking countries.

City Mayors reports on the best cities in the world to live
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The rising influence of True Finns is scaring EU elite | London Patriot

The rising influence of True Finns is scaring EU elite | London Patriot | Finland | Scoop.it
A few days ago we wrote about the huge rise in support for the True Finns party. The elections in Finland will take place next month (they will be held on 17th of April) the EU ruling elite are now worried that True Finns will get enough votes to form part of a government coalition, and so push for tougher anti-immigration laws and oppose any plan to bail-out the Euro.
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Finland's Beautiful Winter - Photo Gallery - LIFE

Finland's Beautiful Winter - Photo Gallery - LIFE | Finland | Scoop.it
LIFE LIFE.com
We here in New York are a little sick of the snow.. but WOW, Finland knows how to make winter look beautiful - http://on.life.com/eqjP3m
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Finland is on the last place in corruption statistics.| Go Finland

Finland is on the last place in corruption statistics.| Go Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Finns are in leading positions in the world by the number of indicators, for example, by using mobile phones, and it isn’t surprising. The name «Nokia» is known to the whole world. It was one of the first places by using the Internet. According to last Index of stability of ecology, on the first place is Finland, then comes Norway, Canada, Sweden.
But the sphere where Finland is not leading is the following: corruption presence.
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Street Fashion in Finland

Street Fashion in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
It seems that the Finns love to wear his clothes, found in my grandmother’s closet. At the very least, such a feeling arises after seeing these pictures taken on the streets of Helsinki. (Street Fashion in Finland http://2leep.com/news/151589/)
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How to visit a Finnish sauna - by Vilie Farah - Helium

How to visit a Finnish sauna - by Vilie Farah - Helium | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish sauna is exceptionally popular tradition in Finland – over two million saunas are available throughout the country. People use them to relax after a tense day and to socialize.

Finnish people usually have a vihta (a bunch of thin birch branches) inside the sauna. It is used to gently beat oneself and improve circulation.
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Angry Birds' plan for world domination - Mar. 13, 2011

Angry Birds' plan for world domination - Mar. 13, 2011 | Finland | Scoop.it
With a $42 million war chest from its first-ever investment round, Angry Birds creator Rovio Mobile is ready to take flight. (RT @CNNbusiness: Angry Birds' plan for world domination - With very little cash, the developers at Finland's Rovio Mobile created the... http://ow.ly/1bKnYm)
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Nordic cinnamon buns and rye bread recipes | Life and style | The Observer

Nordic cinnamon buns and rye bread recipes | Life and style | The Observer | Finland | Scoop.it
Easy-to-bake cinnamon buns and rye bread from London's Nordic Bakery (Cinnamon buns are an obsession RT @FinEmbUK Finnish cinnamon buns or rye bread, anyone? http://bit.ly/fmoxTM)
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Everyday Adventures: Finnish Oven Pancakes (Pannukakku) Recipe - Dairy-free!

Everyday Adventures: Finnish Oven Pancakes (Pannukakku) Recipe - Dairy-free! | Finland | Scoop.it
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Creativity, tiger moms and Dibidogs

Creativity, tiger moms and Dibidogs | Finland | Scoop.it
BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Finland is known for relaxed parenting and education, yet its students are famous for academic superiority and are known for creativity. Liang Yiwen talks to a Finnish expert.

Finland and Shanghai are poles apart when it comes to education and parenting, yet students from both places top the academic charts - and in the latest international ranking Shanghai was No. 1 in math, reading and science.

Finland, after being No. 1 for a decade, is now No. 3 behind South Korea, though all scores are close on the testing by PISA, the Program of International Student Assessment.
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Friendly Helsinki is easy to navigate

Friendly Helsinki is easy to navigate | Finland | Scoop.it
The capital of Finland is a place like no other. The closest resemblance in Canada may be Montreal and that's only an approximation.

But Helsinki is a place like others should be - a welcoming city with a vibrant downtown life (both day and night), spacious and inspiring parks, a large and user-friendly transit system, intriguing architecture, tasty food, scores of shops offering classic Finnish design products, music on the streets and in clubs, museums that are actually fun to visit, a vast and colourful waterfront.
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Jaana Gold: A Finnish model for educational success

Finland who is repeatedly at the top of PISA, yet is one of the smallest global competitive markets in the world. American educators have begun researching Finland’s successful education system to learn the secrets of their success.
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Interested in Outdoor?Let's meet at the GoExpo 2011 this Saturday in Helsinki

Interested in Outdoor?Let's meet at the GoExpo 2011 this Saturday in Helsinki | Finland | Scoop.it
We are going to the GoExpo 2011 exhibition this Saturday 12.03.2011 at 10 AM. Let's meet there if you have time: http://web.finnexpo.fi/Sites1/GoExpo.. (RT @HelsinkiVip Interested in Outdoor?Let's meet at the #GoExpo2011 this Saturday: http://t.co/IFNDoSU - going saturday)
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