How to Talk to Americans

https://youtu.be/RhuaNpnazRw In this episode, Katie and Berin compare and contrast Finland and the United States some more. Discussion includes slang terms and expressions, the need for personal space, and how Americans have managed to weaponize basic manners and etiquette. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Berin's Blog https://berinkinsman.com Katie's [...]

Minimalism, Austerity, and My Emotional Support Unicorn

If you follow me on Instagram, you have witnessed my small collection of gel pens, Stabilo Boss markers, and Washi tape. You've seen my quest to find my emotional support unicorn, Vito. This has led some folks to ask if I've abandoned minimalism as a philosophy. It's a fair question. It's also an opportunity to [...]

Summer Vacation in Finland

https://youtu.be/GJ1O1Oz_ys8 In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the Finnish heat wave and their summer shopping spree. They discuss how satisfying and meaningful it is to acquire that one "just right" right thing, rather than a lot of random mediocre things. There's also a conversation about unicorns. Why I Paint My Nails http://berinkinsman.com/2018/07/14/why-i-paint-my-nails/ Vito [...]

Comparing the US and Finland

https://youtu.be/V8e9bC-Xr-g In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about little differences between the United States and Finland. They discuss food, coffee, dining out, tipping culture, and more. Hopefully, Finns will appreciate how great they have it, and Americans will understand that there are other (sometimes better) ways to do things. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri [...]

Favorite Finnish Things

https://youtu.be/nWPccbbCvQo In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about things they've come to love about Finland. They discuss their hope that Finns don't take these things for granted. It's also their hope that Americans can appreciate that there's sometimes a better way to do things. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our [...]