Organic Luxury from Sweden

Organic cosmetics are positive for the environment, but no guarantee against irritated skin through allergic reactions. As former CEO of a skin care company,...
New Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle

New Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle

A year from now, in May 2018, in Seattle’s old Scandinavian neighborhood, Nordic Heritage Museum will be opening a new home. After many years...
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Empty Your Piggy Bank for Swedish Krona

Old Swedish coins and banknotes will become invalid after 30 June, 2017. 20-, 50- and 1,000-krona banknotes as well as old 1-, 2- and...
Norwegian Police Troops in Sweden During World War II

Norwegian Police Troops in Sweden During World War II

WWII veterans from the Norwegian Police Troops in Sweden still meet weekly for lunch at Akershus Fortress in Oslo. “Naturally, we are fewer now...
Scandinavia Scores on Top on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index

Scandinavia Scores on Top on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index has been published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and is an important advocacy tool based...
How to Overcome Jet Lag

How to Overcome Jet Lag

When you're traveling rapidly between time zones, your sleep and energy levels may be thrown off by jet lag. This happens because your body's circadian...

Food and Drink in Sweden

Sweden has access to some of the freshest flavors un Europe, farmed in the mellow climate of the south, or hunted in the unspoilt...

New Nordic Kitchen

In 2004, six of Scandinavia’s finest chefs came together to devise the New Nordic Kitchen manifesto, emphasizing slow food, local organic produce and foraged...
Sweden’s Museum of Commercial Flops

Sweden’s Museum of Commercial Flops

51 commercial failed products will be exhibited at ‘Museum of Failure’ in Helsingborg, Sweden, when it opens 7 June. Collector and innovation researcher at...
Scandinavian Mackerel

Scandinavian Mackerel

Scomber scombrus: Mackerel live in the deep seas in winter, but come to the shores in great numbers in May, and again in August....

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