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Finland's Parliament Confirms Same-Sex Marriage Law

http://www.reuters.com/article/finland-politics-gaymarriage-vote-idUSL8N1G222Q | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.20.2017 | Queer Voices

Finland’s parliament on Friday voted down a citizens’ petition demanding a repeal to a law that will allow same-sex marriages, securing the future...

Top 10 Countries for Finding Romance

Victoria Borisch | Posted 02.15.2017 | New York
Victoria Borisch

Have you ever dreamed of moving to an exotic locale and bumping into a handsome stranger with a charming foreign accent? Let's be honest -- we all hav...

The Berlinale 2017 Diaries: Finding Cinematic Heroes or Maybe Just the Brave

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.12.2017 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Courage redefined is a prevailing theme at this year's Berlinale. Or perhaps I'm noticing it more in films as I search for my own definition of the ...

What You Should Know About The Link Between Licorice And Fetal Health

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living

Pregnant moms who crave black licorice may want to think twice. A recent study from Finland finds that kids born to mothers who ate a lot of licorice ...

Money for nothing: has the time come for universal basic income?

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.23.2017 | Good News
The Conversation Global

Can basic income become a worldwide policy? Moyan Brenn/Flickr, CC BY-SA Mark Smith, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) "Money for nothing" is not ...

Artistic Bear Hibernates Through First Official Gallery Show

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 01.17.2017 | Weird News

Artists usually like to attend the opening of their exhibitions but the painter of the works that went on display at a gallery in Helsinki on Tuesday ...

Finland Is Starting A National Experiment To Try To Prove A Basic Income Doesn’t Make People Lazy

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

By now you’ve probably heard of universal basic income. Giving everyone a set amount of money is billed as the solution to the the changing nature o...

CEO Talk: Pekka Lundmark

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Lan Anh Vu

Pekka Lundmark is the President and CEO of Fortum Corporation, one of the largest energy groups in Northern Europe. Prior to Fortum, Lundmark worked...

Why Magical Lapland Is The Place To Be Right Now

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.19.2016 | Travel

Lapland is full of magic. The Finnish region some call the “true” home of Santa Claus is also a prime place to see the northern lights: Here, natu...

How I Got There: Martti Ahtisaari

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.16.2016 | World
Lan Anh Vu

Martti Ahtisaari is the former President of Finland and an internationally recognized mediator and peacebuilder. In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Peac...

CEO Talk: Risto Siilasmaa

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.15.2016 | Business
Lan Anh Vu

Risto Siilasmaa is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation and served as the interim CEO of the company from September 2013 to May...

Climate Change This Week: Extinction, Taxing Climate Denial, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.07.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump's family and fortune surviving climate change are s...

3 Women Shot Dead Outside Finnish Restaurant In 'Random' Attack, Police Say

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.04.2016 | World
Read More: Finland, World News

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Three women including a local politician and two journalists were shot dead with a rifle in front of a restaurant in the small Fi...

A U.S. Teacher's Perspective on the Finnish Education System: What Can We Learn from Each Other?

EF Education First | Posted 11.16.2016 | Education
EF Education First

By Leticia Guzman Ingram 2016 Colorado State Teacher of the Year Basalt High School, Basalt Colorado Teachers constantly hear how American's edu...

American Voters Ignore Foreign Policy At Their Peril

David Oualaalou | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Among tragic failures of the 2016 presidential campaign is the fact that, amidst talk lately of sabotaged emails, sex banter, Clinton Foundation confl...

9 European Cities You Probably Haven't Visited Yet - But Totally Should

Jetsetter.com | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Throw away that cliched European bucket list: we're here to sing the praises of the continent's less-celebrated gems. These 9 cities-on-the-verge offe...

Like the Nordic Model? Embrace Free Trade

Kai Mykkänen | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Kai Mykkänen

The American left's admiration for the Nordic societies is legitimate but somewhat misconstrued. It's about free markets, not big state. This is an important point that warrants closer attention in the middle of the U.S. presidential campaign.

Those Flying Finns: Is it Saunas or Reading That Make the Difference?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I recently attended a conference in Stockholm, at which there were several Finns and a lot of discussion about the "Finnish Miracle," in which Finland...

11 Comics That Pretty Much Sum Up Life For Introverts

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living

If the thought of making small talk fills you with dread, or if you pray to the heavens above that no one joins you in the elevator before the doors c...

Thirteen Things You Never Knew About Pine Cones...

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.29.2016 | Weird News
Xaque Gruber

On a recent trip to San Diego, I met two Americans (in their 20s or 30s) who had never heard of Maine, the state where I am living. I tried to explain...

Three Lessons from Finland's Education System

Zandre Campos | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
Zandre Campos

Finland began the reform of its education system some 40 years ago. Today, Finland's school system is top-ranked among developed nations, as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an international standardized test for 15-year-olds in language, math and science.

Sharing Arctic Assets - How Strategic Cooperation Can Answer US Icebreaking Needs

Tero Vauraste | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Tero Vauraste

The US is currently contemplating the acquisition of replacement heavy icebreakers. The global fleet of about 110 icebreakers is aging rapidly, and other Western nations with icebreaking needs such as Canada, Finland and Sweden have begun icebreaker renewal programs.

Can Donald Trump Pass the Science Test?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.18.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Trump game demonstrates that scientific ignorance is our biggest problem in regards to the future the world." - Olli Rundgren According to a M...

How I Got There: Jyrki Katainen

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Jyrki Katainen is the Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. He served as Prime Minister of Finla...

Cuba's Journalists Missing in Action

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The rape of a woman, for which the athletes are presumed responsible, was not mentioned in the statement, which constitutes an act of secrecy, concealment of the truth and disrespect for the audience.