Stable childhood may lead to healthy adult heart

Reuters – Kathryn Doyle “(Reuters Health) – In Finland, kids who have a “stable, healthy” childhood grow up to have better heart health as adults. In a long-term study of more than 1,000 men and women, those who had a higher socioeconomic status, positive...

Consider giving the gift of free play

SF Gate – Jerry R. Salerno “With the holiday shopping season in full swing, many of us with children in our lives will wonder what gift we can give that is meaningful yet fun. Ironically, the most valuable gift is already at your fingertips. It’s the gift...

‘The Smartest Kids in the World’

The Huffington Post – John M. Eger “Amanda Ripley, author of the best-seller The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, says education in Finland was the best in the world…Rather than valuing STEM over the arts like many Western...

Finns beat U.S. with low-tech take on school

Politico – Caitlin Emma “…Finnish students have repeatedly outperformed American students on international tests…The Nordic country uses innovative teaching strategies in the classroom, just generally without incorporating...