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Sauna, friends and a good potato: Finland's happiest man shares secrets to contentment

3 monthes ago   |   By National Post

“Blue Monday? You mean, in the United Kingdom you have a day every year set aside just for feeling miserable? That is the weirdest thing I ever heard...”
I am in Finland, which was last year crowned the happiest country in the world, and without wishing to be graceless towards my hosts, I find myself getting quite defensive about our sovereign right to feel fed up.
“It's not mandatory,” I reply, testily. “It just happens because of the cold dark weather and the fact we've already broken our new year's resolutions and the credit card bills are arriving and we have to submit our tax returns...
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