Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a lonely senior in a foreign country? According to Statistics Finland, there are currently over 231,295 immigrants making a life for themselves in Finland. While the vast majority of these are of working age now, by 2040 many will be enjoying their twilight years. But what […]
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About Kathleen Harris
Digital Producer at Ink Tank Media, Kathleen has a background in Linguistics, with a BA from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a MA from the University of Helsinki. When she’s not researching and writing the articles that you read here, she enjoys reading, binge-watching TV series, and gaming.
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When Welsh artist and illustrator James Iles was little, his teachers were worried about him drawing too many monsters. Even back then, he wanted to draw for a living. Today, based in Helsinki, Finland, he’s worked as a storyboard artist for British TV series like Sherlock and Doctor Who, and he has paintings in private […]
Tired of seeing uninteresting drivel on your Facebook feed? These Finnish Facebook pages are here to help. Amidst the photos of old acquaintances’ babies, humble-bragging status updates, and ads, Facebook can quickly become a hassle. But with just a few “likes”, you can transform your Facebook feed into a magical place that actually makes you […]
What does sisu mean to you? Most Finns will tell you that sisu is perseverance, guts, grit, or willpower. They’ll probably also quickly mention that sisu is a Finnish concept that has no translation in other languages. When prodded, however, many Finns will give a lengthier explanation of what sisu means to them personally, whether […]
Finnish Americans make up just a tiny slice of the American pie, at only 0.2% of the population. And yet, there are tons of talented celebrities and influential Americans who can claim Finnish heritage. We’ve dug deep into the past and rounded up a list of famous Finnish Americans—do you think you know who we […]
We love photography in all its forms at Ink Tank. But what we love even more is sharing the creativity and skill of talented photographers with our readers around the world. Toni Garcia, whose fantastic low light photos are shown here, is one such photographer that we can’t wait for you to meet. Toni specialises in […]
What do you picture when you think of “Finnishness”? If you’re Finnish, you might imagine birch forests, sauna, and the Kalevala—cultural markers that are a vital part of Finnish life. And yet, many Finns are surprised to learn that not only have these markers of Finnishness found their way out of Suomi, but they’re still […]
Are you ready to make 2016 your best year ever? These useful websites will help you reach your goals. A new year, a new start! Making New Years resolutions is easy–the hard part is sticking with them. We’ve put together a list of our picks for the most useful websites that will get you one […]
Santa Claus has something of a dark past. The jolly and generous old man of Christmas that we all know and love wasn’t always so jolly—especially in Finland.
The official archives of the Finnish Defense Forces are home to thousands of photos taken during the Finnish WWII era. We’ve highlighted some particularly striking color photos of Finnish soldiers from their collection before, but this time, we thought we’d feature something that remains an icon of Finnish culture: the sauna.
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