By Miska Rantanen
The Danish taught us hygge—how to embrace coziness. The Swedes showed us the joys of lagom—balance. Now, in this irreverent guide, discover the Finns’ secret to contentment: kalsariokanni—pantsdrunk–drinking at home, alone, in your undies! When it comes to quality of life rankings, Finland always scores near the top of international surveys. Finns enjoy the best education system, gender equality, and a flourishing welfare state. These accomplishments have been made possible because of the Finns’ sisu or bull-headed pluck, as well as their ability to stay calm, healthy, and content despite a riptide of endless tasks and temptations— an ability that derives from the practice of kalsarikanni: pantsdrunk.