Finland

Best in Sew: Inside the Growing Sport of Hobbyhorse Riding

TURKU, Finland—At a recent equestrian competition, dozens of girls and a team of judges studied rider Ada Filppa’s every move as she approached a series of jumps, measuring the length of each stride and noting the tension she kept on her horse’s reins.<p>Later that night Ms. Filppa, 16 years old, …

Horses

Finland stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.24%

Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Utilities and Oil & Gas sectors led shares …

Stocks

ALMA Wants to Be Finland’s First Major Pop Star - Noisey

Quick question: What do you know about Finland? Of all the Nordic countries, it's arguably one of the least known. Denmark gave the world Lego, brought cured bacon to the UK and passed "hygge" into the hands of welcoming book publishers. Norway is famous for its backdrop of fjords and Vikings. …

This Photographer Built an Ice Dress for Her Maiden of Finland Photo Shoot

Look at Finland on a map (and squint your eyes a touch) and you’ll see a woman, standing strong, defiant, with one hand held high. This was the …

Photography

Forbes Announces Launch of Forbes Finland

<b>HELSINKI (March 27, 2017) –</b> Forbes announced today the launch of <i>Forbes Finland</i>, its first international edition in Nordic countries, in partnership with SK Media Finland (SKF).<p>The Finnish-language monthly edition, with a circulation of 70,000, will be distributed across Finland beginning on March …

20 Awesome Things You Do Not Know About Finland

Hugs? Nope, not in Finland. Not kosher. But a bunch of nude men wrestling in the mud or relaxing together in the sauna? Perfectly normal. <i>Welcome to</i> …

Adventure Travel

America is borrowing one of Finland's best ideas

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is one of the greatest fears faced by parents.<p>But one of the ways in which the risk of a mother or father finding …

Babies

Health Companies Plan for $8.6 Billion Market Opening in Finland - Bloomberg

Finland’s need to rein in public spending could be a boon for the nation’s private health-care providers.<p>The parliament this month started a debate …

Health Care

Most Concentrated EU Bank Market Sets Battle Lines on New Buffer - Bloomberg

No other country in the European Union has as much lending concentrated in as few banks as Finland.<p>To deal with the risk of one lender bringing down …

Banking

From Korbinian to Tuukka, the top 15 unique names in the NHL

Finland has churned out some winners in a league filled to the brim with diverse players<p>Ice hockey draws talent from all ends of the international spectrum, so it’s no wonder that NHL rosters are populated with players who boast diverse backgrounds and heritages.<p>The NHL is, at least in some facets, …

NHL

Finland a Basketball Hotspot? Don't Laugh, Check Out Arizona's Star Forward

San Jose, Calif.<p>Growing up in hockey-obsessed Finland, star Arizona freshman Lauri Markkanen fondly remembers staying up late to watch the 2009 NBA Finals on television at the age of 12. He fawned over Kobe Bryant, even though he preferred LeBron James, finding a way to consume American basketball …

Basketball

How I'm Surviving My Threeway Marriage: Me, My Husband, and My Depression

You don't get rid of mental illness through communication. You don't get rid of it at all.<p>When I was 26 years old, I almost killed myself. It was at …

Mental Health

The Voice Finland Contestant Gets A Spot Singing Slipknot

A contestant on Finland's version of <i>The Voice</i> won over a judge with an unlikely song for the hit show - <b>Slipknot</b>'s "Psychosocial."<p><b>Jani Korpela</b> …

Entertainment

Nordea Mergers Prompt Finland to Seek Tougher EU Mega-Bank Rules - Bloomberg

Finland’s financial regulator wants the European Union to tighten rules to give local authorities more power over individual bank branches that in …

Banking

Helsinki: 10 tips for visiting the capital of Finland

(CNN)Finland celebrates its 100th anniversary of independence from neighboring Russia on December 6, 2017.<p>Helsinki, founded in 1550, is Finland's largest city and the capital, with over one million of the country's 5.5 million people living in the metropolitan area.<p>Why celebrate for a day, when a …

Travel

Policy-makers should pay attention to world happiness rankings: DiManno

The world needs more . . . Norway.<p>Or at least, we should all be more like Norwegians, who have apparently discovered the fountain of well-being, …

Canadian News

Lessons From Finland

It’s a cool and sunny June evening in Helsinki, Finland. To a New Yorker accustomed to fighting for space on the sidewalk, the open, clean streets of …

Education

Meanwhile in Finland

The 225,000-member public sector union JHL has recently called for extra wage increases for sectors dominated by women:<p>The biggest public and welfare …

Working-class

things activities saariselka lapland | attractions | finland

<b>When I visited Lapland</b> in quest of Northern lights, little did I know that I’d have a whole new world opened to me. Of course, The Northern Lights …

Adventure Travel

Finland's Halla-aho says would seek 'Fixit': report

A front-runner in the race to lead Finland's second-biggest political party told national media on Tuesday that he would actively seek an exit from the euro zone as well as the European Union, if elected.<p>Jussi Halla-aho, a member of the European Parliament and an anti-immigration hardliner, is one …

Euro

Education in Finland – Koulutus Suomessa - Class Assignments

<i>Assignment #3: Diversity and Access to Education</i><p><b>Finnish Equality in Society and Education</b><p><i>Introduction</i><p>A large aspect of Finnish culture has always …

Education

Finland’s tech scene had a white-hot 2016 — funding jumped 42 percent

Slush Press / Flickr / Sami Välikangas<p>Finland's tech scene is reaching new heights.<p>This is revealed in the latest data for startup funding in Finlan 2016, compiled by Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) and Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA).<p>Some €383 million was invested into more than …

Startups

Finland stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.01%

Investing.com – Finland stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Financials and Utilities sectors led shares …

Stocks

Not Even ‘The Bachelor’ Is Safe From Hygge

The iconic ABC reality show has fallen prey to the coziness conspiracy.<p>If you’ve never heard of “hygge,” it is the Danish concept that coziness is good, which I’m pretty sure is a concept everywhere, but that’s beside the point. If you’ve never heard of <i>The Bachelor,</i> it is an ABC reality television …

TV

Sunday Rundown: Holmenkollen & Kontiolahti

Lowell Bailey and Susan Dunklee celebrate finishing second in the single mixed relay in Kontiolahti, Finland. (Screencap: US Biathlon/Twitter)<p><b>IBU</b> …

Rio Olympics

My guide to visiting Helsinki, Finland

‘Of course tango is very popular in Finland…’ declared my guide Tuula Rissanen, like it was a well known fact.<p>We were in a car whizzing around the …

Travel

Finland Turns 100: What’s In It For US?

In 2017, Finland is celebrating the Centennial of its independence. You probably don’t know this since Finns are notoriously shy and not particularly adept at marketing. While Finns are very proud of their country, saying anything positive about Finland is the cultural equivalent of bragging or …

Education

Finland's school system influencing NSW parents on school starting age: academic

For Ashley Quinn and his wife Katherine, the decision when to send their eldest daughter, Matilda, to school was never in question.<p>"For us there was …

Education

Finland Votes To Protect Children From Christianity

<b>Helsinki, Finland –</b> In this Scandinavian country of just over 5 million souls, the government ratified a new law curbing the power of Christianity …

Atheism

Populist Losses in Finland Show Winning Power Can Be Disastrous - Bloomberg

Finland’s populists have become a lot less popular after gaining power.<p>Riding on a wave of discontent during the European Union’s debt crisis, the …

Europe