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Top 10 Happiest Nations
Mar 21, 2019 10:52 AM CDT
Top 10 Happiest Nations
Finland tops World Happiness Report for 2nd year, while US slips
- America has fallen in the UN's World Happiness Report , released annually since 2012. The US sits in 19th place, down one spot from 2018 and five spots from 2017, reports
US News & World Report
. Ryan Cooper at the Week argues there's much to learn from Finland, which...
She Posed for a Pic on
an Iceberg. Then It
Began to Float Away
Mar 2, 2019 8:00 AM CST
She Posed for a Pic on an Iceberg. Then It Began to Float Away
77-year-old Judith Streng was rescued by a boat captain in Iceland
- "My grandmother almost got lost at sea in Iceland today lmaoooo" isn't a tweet you typically see on Twitter, but one young lady felt compelled to share the photos of her grandma drifting away into the ocean while perched on a throne-shaped iceberg. The
Iceland Toasts 30 Years
Since End of an Odd Ban
Mar 1, 2019 1:03 AM CST
Iceland Toasts 30 Years Since End of an Odd Ban
March 1 is National Beer Day
- Thirty years ago, a sobering dry spell in Iceland's history came to an end. On Friday, the country celebrates the anniversary of the lifting of a decades-long ban on beer with—what else?—a nationwide Beer Day. The drink was outlawed in Iceland for 74 years, while all other...
30 Years After They
Vanished on the
in case you missed it
Dec 15, 2018 4:00 PM CST
30 Years After They Vanished on the Mountain, 'Closure'
Steve Aisthorpe grateful that 2 friends who disappeared in Himalayas in 1988 have been found
- The bodies of those who succumb to the Himalayan mountains likely stay on the slopes forever—it's often too difficult, dangerous, and costly to retrieve them. That fact didn't stop Steve Aisthorpe of Scotland from his recent mission on the Nepal-Tibet border: to get "closure" on the...
Story of Man Who Fled
Prison in Iceland Gets Weirder
May 4, 2018 11:48 AM CDT
Story of Man Who Fled Prison in Iceland Gets Weirder
It wasn't illegal, and he likely shouldn't have been in custody anyway
- That an inmate escaped from an Iceland prison and fled the country on a plane that Iceland's prime minister happened to be aboard turns out to not be the wildest part of Sindri Stefansson's story. The 31-year-old is suspected of being one of a group of thieves who...
Airline Contest: Hole Up
in Iceland, Travel, Get Paid
Apr 24, 2018 10:40 AM CDT
Airline Contest: Hole Up in Iceland, Travel, Get Paid
You'll have to win Wow Air's contest, though, and do quite a bit of content creation
- If you have a BFF and no big summer plans, an Icelandic airline is making a tempting offer. Per
, Wow Air will set up one lucky duo in a fully furnished apartment in downtown Reykjavik, which will serve as home base from June 1 to Aug. 15, with...
In Iceland, a Prison-Break
Story With a Twist
Apr 18, 2018 9:53 AM CDT
In Iceland, a Prison-Break Story With a Twist
Sindri Thor Stefansson fled prison, made it 59 miles to the airport
- It's a prison-break story with a twist: Officials in Iceland say a man suspected of stealing $2 million worth of computer servers used to mine bitcoin broke out of the low-security prison he was being kept in and fled to Sweden on a commercial plane using someone else's...
Inside the 2017
Apr 16, 2018 11:54 AM CDT
Inside the 2017 Murder Mystery That Rocked Iceland
Xan Rice looks at the case of Birna Brjánsdóttir for the 'Guardian'
- Laugavegur is Reykjavík's "best-known street" and a well-lit one, a place where a single woman walking alone at 5am would not be considered endangered. Except Birna Brjánsdóttir was . After having gone clubbing, the 20-year-old vanished from that street in Iceland's capital in the early...
World's 5 Most Unequal
Countries on Same Continent
Apr 4, 2018 6:40 PM CDT
World's 5 Most Unequal Countries on Same Continent
Effects of South Africa's apartheid still felt
- Inequality was embedded in South African culture through its apartheid system. Nearly a quarter century after its end, the country still has a long way to go. "Inequality is high, persistent, and has increased since 1994" in South Africa, which is the most unequal country in the world when...
Iceland Poised to Ban
Circumcision of Boys
Feb 20, 2018 3:55 AM CST
Iceland Poised to Ban Circumcision of Boys
Children's rights trump religious rights, advocates say
- The world's oldest parliament will soon be debating Europe's first ban on circumcising male children for non-medical reasons—a tradition campaigners call "male genital mutilation." The bill before Iceland's parliament proposes a six-year prison sentence for anybody removing part or all of a child's...
10 Countries That Have Never
Won a Winter Olympics Medal
Feb 15, 2018 7:11 AM CST
10 Countries That Have Never Won a Winter Olympics Medal
Including a country with the word 'ice' in it
- When you think "Winter Olympics," a country with the word "ice" as part of its name would seem to be a shoo-in for the event's medal podium. Yet Iceland, which has been competing in the winter version of the Games since 1948, has yet to take...
This Country Made It Illegal
to Pay Women Less Than Men
Jan 3, 2018 12:38 PM CST
This Country Made It Illegal to Pay Women Less Than Men
Iceland is 1st country in world to do so
- Iceland just made it illegal to pay women less than men for the same work, becoming the first country to do so, HuffPost reports. According to Quartz , the new law was passed following little opposition and went into effect Jan. 1. Now public and private employers with more than 25...
Iceland's Government Implodes
Over Pedophile Scandal
Sep 16, 2017 2:46 PM CDT
Iceland's Government Implodes Over Pedophile Scandal
Prime minister's father wrote letter in support of convicted child rapist
- The prime minister of Iceland is out after it was alleged he tried to hide the fact that his father was seeking to clear the name of a convicted pedophile,
reports. According to the AP , Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson's government ended when his resignation was accepted by...
The Murder Captivated Iceland.
190 Years Later, It Will Again
Sep 8, 2017 9:25 AM CDT
The Murder Captivated Iceland. 190 Years Later, It Will Again
Mock trial revisits 1828 case resulting in executions
- Residents on Iceland's remote farm of Stapakot were jolted awake on March 14, 1828, when a maid from a neighboring property burst in to tell them that a fire was raging and two men were trapped inside. It was a lie. The men were already dead—clubbed with a...
Story About Iceland Sets Off
Angry Debate Over Abortion
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Aug 20, 2017 11:00 AM CDT
Story About Iceland Sets Off Angry Debate Over Abortion
CBS explored the declining number of Down syndrome births
- A story by CBS News about the declining number of Down syndrome births in Iceland has caused an uproar, with conservative critics accusing the story of celebrating abortion and others lashing out at Iceland itself. There's so much to unpack that even the myth-busting site Snopes has weighed in...
Europe's Ancient Ports Have
New Infestation: Tourists
Jul 17, 2017 9:00 AM CDT
Europe's Ancient Ports Have New Infestation: Tourists
Cruise ships bring in visitors by the tens of thousands daily
- It all started with Venice. The Italian port city on the Adriatic Sea has seen its population dwindle since the 1950s as locals are forced out by what the BBC calls "hordes of cruise-ship visitors." Nowadays, the problem of cruise ship tourist invasion has spilled over to many...
Iceland's Tourism Is Booming.
Tourists Are Ruining Iceland
Jun 4, 2017 8:01 AM CDT
Iceland's Tourism Is Booming. Tourists Are Ruining Iceland
2.3M people will swarm the island this year in a boom that's straining infrastructure
- Some 2.3 million Earthlings who are not Icelandic will trek through Iceland this year, armed with selfie sticks in search of the island's breathtaking fjords, waterfalls, volcanoes, and
Game of Thrones
backdrops. That's nearly five times the foot traffic Iceland saw seven years ago and it's...
Inaugural Icelandair Flight
Ruined by Bad Smell
May 31, 2017 3:48 PM CDT
Inaugural Icelandair Flight Ruined by Bad Smell
'Rubber smell' gets celebratory flight diverted
- Icelandair was supposed to fly its first flight from Philadelphia to Reykjavik overnight. Instead, the flight ended up being diverted to Boston early Wednesday thanks to what the airline is calling an "unusual" smell, ABC News reports. Pilots decided to land after they couldn't determine what was causing...
Tourist Sneaks Cat Into Iceland,
and Iceland Kills the Cat
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Apr 30, 2017 10:33 AM CDT
Tourist Sneaks Cat Into Iceland, and Iceland Kills the Cat
Swiss woman also gets billed for disinfecting her camper
- Iceland's beauty attracts more than a million travelers from around the world every year, and a tourist just learned the hard way that the country doesn't mess around when it comes to protecting its turf. A Swiss woman in her 60s entered the country in her camper by...
Icelandic Language's Problem:
Computers Don't Get It
Apr 23, 2017 4:58 PM CDT
Icelandic Language's Problem: Computers Don't Get It
Language spoken by fewer than 400K has the deck somewhat stacked against it
- When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather." But the revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of...
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