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The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

Chicago = Stinky Onion? 11 Oddly Named Cities

Orbitz.com | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

There are some strangely named towns and cities on this planet and we'd like to visit every one of them. After all, who wouldn't want to brag that they just came back from Rat's Mouth, Florida?

WATCH: Take a Journey to the 10 Happiest Places in the World

HooplaHa | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Are you in the need of a change of scenery? Is your summer vacation still leaving you to daydream about faraway places? Check out this video and take a virtual trip to the 10 happiest countries in the world!

Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.

Loving Nothing - Five Years in Finnish Lapland

Janne Riikonen | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Janne Riikonen

As a five-year-old girl Hitomi Kuwada, 27, made a list of things she would like to do and achieve in her life. On the top of the list was her dream of...

Greece's Great Depression

Harlan Green | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

This may seem facetious some six years into recovery, but many policy makers don't understand the severity of the Great Recession, or its consequences. It is the major reason why Greece, and many other Eurozone countries are in so much economic trouble at present.

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

'I Am HIV-Positive. Touch Me.'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact

This man, named Janne, is HIV-positive; and he recently stood in a public space with his eyes closed and his arms outstretched with a sign asking peop...

Israel is Perceived by Expats as the Most Dynamic Country Worldwide

Malte Zeeck | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Malte Zeeck

Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?

'Running Hot and Cold'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.10.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a guy who is usually in hot water, which I am using as an excuse for all my wrinkles, I recently found myself in the unusual situation of being in hot water because there was no hot water.

It's Time to Discover the World's Best Kept Secret -- Finland

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.15.2015 | Travel
Ira Kalb

As summertime rapidly approaches, many are looking for a vacation spot that is different, interesting, and safe. While not on most people's radar screen, Finland is the place I'd recommend.

Review of Racing Video Game Soundtrack, AG Drive

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Music has developed a close relationship with technology. The birth of the electronic era has changed how music is heard and experienced. The technological age has made it possible for one person to create powerful music that once required a team. Now, though an unlikely pairing, even video games are joining the music world.

Finnish study: Saunas protect against fatal coronary problems

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Alaska Dispatch News

Finnish researchers have a health tip for middle-aged men: To stay alive, spend more time in the sauna. A 20-year study led by scientists from the ...

Making Change: Nordic Countries And Gender Equality in Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Would Swedish actress and Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman have made a good producer or director? Hollywood movie fans may not know much about the Sca...

Finland's National Radio Will Air Readings Of The Entire Quran

AP | Posted 03.08.2015 | Religion

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's state radio channel YLE is broadcasting readings of the entire Quran in Finnish to improve knowledge of Muslim culture in ...

Extraordinary Portraits Of Life In The Extreme North Of The World

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

At 66° 33' 39" -- north of the equator -- there lies an imaginary line, beyond which it is almost impossible to live. Cristian Barnett has been trave...

The Elephant in the School Failure Debate

Joan McRobbie | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Joan McRobbie

By all means we need high expectations in our schools. But with the spotlight on income gaps, it's time to draw in the missing parts of the picture. Poverty is real. We need action at the statehouse, not just the schoolhouse, to enable educators to succeed in spite of it.

Food for Thought

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

According to an old saying, you are what you eat. Since I am full of baloney, I eat what I am. Unfortunately, I don't know what to eat these days -- especially bologna, which means I am out to lunch -- because I am on three different diets.

Living in (Almost) Perfect Societies with (Other) Average People

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

It is said that most people can't tell one Nordic country from another. Maybe so, but what they do know is that these nations are exceptional. This collective exceptionalism is worth studying up close and Michael Booth's book is a good place to begin.

A Crayon for Iqra

Celia Buckman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Celia Buckman

Homework is a challenge for the tutors and kids. It's hard to teach a 12-year-old algebra in forty minutes when they don't know how to count yet. But something has to go down on the worksheet.

Finland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices

HELSINKI, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Finnish Parliament on Friday narrowly approved a citizen's initiative to legalize same-sex marriage. ...

'The Smartest Kids in the World'

John M. Eger | Posted 01.19.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

There is no either/or, no STEAM versus STEM.

Sweat Equity: 13 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Finnish Saunas

Pam Grout | Posted 11.13.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

There are more saunas than cars in Finland and, unlike the rest of us who view a hop in the sauna as a luxury, the Finns consider their weekly sauna as a necessity, right up there with food, rye bread and vodka.

Lingonberries in the Cafeteria? Not So Fast

Lynda Bekore | Posted 01.05.2015 | Education
Lynda Bekore

Finland is the new black. Or so it would seem, from the many accolades increasingly heaped upon it by education experts, who tout Finland's treatment of teachers and education as a model of instructional progress.

Finns: The First and Last

Ellevate | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Ellevate

You cannot imagine how surprised I was when I realized that Finland is not the Wonderland I had thought regarding compliance with the Finnish Corporate Governance Code and, in particular, with respect to the transparent selection and appointment of board directors.