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Why are Finns so happy?

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Finland – despite its long stretches of darkness and high suicide rate– was named the second happiest country by a Gallup survey. And are depression and happiness connected?
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Forms of Identification

Forms of identification: Jodi Ettenberg

Irreverent responses from our favourite travel ninjas.
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Daily deal: Untamed adventures in Tampa Bay

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Break out of the routine with a one night stay for two ($159 weekday; $129 weekend). Reinvigorate your wild side and explore trails, observe exotic wildlife and taste local delights.
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Finland’s swamp soccer and sauna endurance

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Also wife carrying, naked racing and other unusual competitions enthusiastically, if comically, hosted by the Finns.
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Vintage Finland

A Nordic nation that is often mistaken as Scandinavian, Finland has forged a reputation for having a fiercely unique culture at the crossroads of northern Europe.


Five great British islands

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Great Britain is made up of more than six thousand islands, many of which offer a palpable feeling of stepping back in time.
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