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Finland's winter wonderland and nature contribute to the country's happiness.

You can learn how to be happier through a series of online classes taught by people living in Finland

Finland has been named the happiest country in the world for the last three years, and locals want to share their secrets through a new online course.

The final results are in: Finland’s basic-income trial found people were happier, but weren’t more likely to get jobs

Basic income has gained renewed interest during the pandemic with millions people out of work and national economies thrown into tailspins.
Virtual Helsinki.

Finland invited the entire country to a virtual concert in an online version of its capital city — take a look

The city hosted a virtual gathering and concert to celebrate May Day, and more than 10% of Finland's population tuned in.

Sweden’s coronavirus death rate is nearly 6 times that of neighboring Norway and Finland. Here’s a look at how the countries have approach...

While Norway and Finland have been under lockdown since March, Sweden has imposed relatively few restrictive measures to contain the coronavirus.
Staying in a Kakslauttanen glass igloo was a once in a lifetime experience.

I slept in a glass igloo in Finnish Lapland surrounded by snow, and although it was magical, it wasn’t what I expected

Senior Lifestyle Reporter Rachel Hosie had a magical stay in a famous Kakslauttanen igloo, but felt some parts of the resort didn't match the prices.
Young adults take a selfie in Tempere, Finland.

The UN named Finland the world’s happiest country for the third year in a row, and the country could be better equipped to handle coronavirus th...

High-trust societies like Finland may be better equipped to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the 2020 UN World Happiness Report.
Walking in the woods and plunging into icy water are essential components of Finnish happiness.

I spent a week following the 7 steps to Finnish happiness, and found drinking alone plus an ice-water plunge actually made me more relaxed

From swimming in icy water to drinking at home alone in your pants, living like a Finn for a week left me feeling more relaxed, calm, and happier.
Heidi taught me that time spent in nature and good cinnamon buns are essential in Finland.

I ‘rented’ a Finn for a day of nature, saunas, and food, and it was clear why the lifestyle makes the country’s people the happiest ...

My Finnish happiness guide Heidi taught me the importance of time in nature, healthy work-life balance, and cinnamon buns.
Heidi swims in Helsinki's outdoor pools all year.

I stopped 10 people on the streets of Finland, the happiest country in the world, to find out what their secret is

Finnish happiness isn't an outwardly exuberant zest for life, but more of a reserved contentedness and inner peace.
A Norwegian soldier instructs a US Navy Corpsman about combating the cold during a cold-weather training package in Bjerkvik, Norway, February 25, 2020.

Finland pulled troops from an Arctic military exercise with the US and 8 other countries over coronavirus concerns

A soldier at a military camp in Norway tested positive for the coronavirus, but that's the only person who has, Norway's military says.