Sauna for the Soul

A Finnish proverb says, “If a sick person is not cured by tar, spirits [alcohol], or sauna, then they will die.” Sauna is the only Finnish word to have entered the international lexicon, and appropriately so: saunas are emblematic of Finnish culture.  The country boasts 3.3 million of them, a statistic made even more impressive when compared to Finland’s population […]

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Why North Korea’s purported space program poses a threat to the international community

  On January 30, 2013, South Korea successfully launched its first rocket with significant Russian help. The culmination of the decade long effort was a direct response to North Korea’s unsuccessful intermediate-range rocket testing in 1998. At the time, the progression of North Korean rocket technology alarmed the South Korean government so much so that South Korea took radical steps […]

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