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Leaving on a Jet Plane: 10 Countries That You Should Move to This Year

Malte Zeeck | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Do you feel that your summer vacation is always too short? Are you sick of the rainy weather at home or are you just bored with your everyday routine? If so, why not consider moving abroad?

The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

Maya Rodale | Posted 05.20.2015 | Books
Maya Rodale

When Helen Russell moved from London to rural Denmark (yes there's a reason) she embarked on a mission to find out just what makes it such a happy place.

LGBT Rights -- Modernity vs. Forces of Yesteryear

András Simonyi | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
András Simonyi

No matter what, we need to be clear about our vision on global LGBT rights, so we can develop a better strategy and translate it into a sound, reliable and realistic policy. We should act, be relentless and impatient when there is an immediate need to protect individuals across the globe.

I'm With Stupid: To Bestialize or Not to Bestialize, That Is the Question

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.27.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I will offer one backhanded defense of the Danes. Denmark is the original home of the Little Mermaid, and she was pretty hot. So if you believe in mermaids and consider them animals, I can kind of see why you might want bestiality to remain legal in case you ever happen upon a flippered femme fatale.

Why You Should Visit Copenhagen

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Elodie Cheesman

I planned for 3 days, which is not really long enough to fall in love with a person, but long enough to fall head over heels for a city. At the risk of sounding like a strung out flower child, I just loved its vibe.

Better Than Pop-Tarts: Danish Raspberry Bars

Anne Banas | Posted 04.09.2015 | Taste
Anne Banas

These traditional Danish bars will have you bypassing the toaster and aiming right for your mouth.

Danes Form Human Chain Outside Targeted Copenhagen Synagogue In Show Of Unity

AP | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thousands of people of different faiths have formed a human ring outside the synagogue in Copenhagen where a Jewish secur...

Making Change: Nordic Countries And Gender Equality in Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Would Swedish actress and Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman have made a good producer or director? Hollywood movie fans may not know much about the Sca...

Let's 'Make It Happen': No Woman Should Die Giving Life

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

As we commemorate International Women's Day, it is crucial to take stock of progress and outstanding challenges that confront women and girls and rededicate ourselves to making a difference in their lives.

Danish Police Arrest Suspected Copenhagen Gunman Accomplice

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

COPENHAGEN, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Danish police said they arrested a young man on Friday and charged him with complicity in the shootings...

Danish Police Confirm Details Of Copenhagen Attacks

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say the gunman behind weekend shootings at a free speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen used an assa...

Why Teens Become Terrorists and What Schools Can Do

Alan Singer | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

The West has to find a way to copy and compete with groups like ISIS. It will not be through Common Core. The best way to establish a sense of membership and a sense of purpose for young people is by promoting civic activism, in schools, in communities, in municipalities, and in the broader society.

Danish Intelligence: No Sign Copenhagen Gunman Was Planning Attacks

AP | KARL RITTER and JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 04.19.2015 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Despite a warning from prison authorities that the gunman behind a weekend shooting spree in Copenhagen was at risk of be...

Jews Are Not at War With Islam. But Jihadi Terrorists Have Declared War on Jews Worldwide

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.18.2015 | Religion
Ian Reifowitz

We have to ask ourselves what it means that Jews worldwide have become targets in this way. We also have to ask ourselves what we are going to do about it as a society. As for me, I'm furious. I'm also scared for myself and my family. Lest we forget, the goal of terrorists is to strike terror in its target audience.

Denmark Arrests 2 Suspected Of Helping Gunman

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 04.18.2015 | World
Read More: Denmark, World News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen was released about two weeks ago from ...

Cartoons: Art and Entertainment or Lethal Weapons?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.17.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Saturday's smaller replay in Copenhagen of Paris' Charlie Hebdo massacre that left three dead (including the suspected shooter) and several injured begs the question: are cartoons art and entertainment or lethal weapons?

Denmark Chief Rabbi: Slain Jewish Guard Was 'Irreplaceable'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday called for the "massive immigration" of European Jews to Israel following a deadly shooting near ...

Police: 1 Killed In Shooting At Copenhagen Free Speech Event

AP | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman opened fire Saturday on a Copenhagen cultural center, killing one man in what authorities called a terror attack...

Recognizing This Potential Demands Action

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I never thought that I would work within education. If someone would have asked me 10 years ago about such a career choice, I am fairly convinced I would have said that is not for me.

Living in (Almost) Perfect Societies with (Other) Average People

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

It is said that most people can't tell one Nordic country from another. Maybe so, but what they do know is that these nations are exceptional. This collective exceptionalism is worth studying up close and Michael Booth's book is a good place to begin.

The Power of a Single Story

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I was seven and on vacation in France with my mother. The air was filled with the scent of lavender. On a trip to the local village a dishevelled man pushing a shopping trolley full of plastic bags approached my mom begging.

A New Year, the Same Path

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

2015 extends the crises of the Middle East. They impact the entire world, starting with the riots from 2009, continuing with the disastrous policies...

'Green News Report' - January 13, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Keystone XL pipeline clears Nebraska court hurdle, moves to US Senate; ...

Charlie Hebdo: Middle East Blowback?

John Feffer | Posted 03.12.2015 | World
John Feffer

The Charlie Hebdo killings, whatever their connections to the current wars in the Middle East, were acts of terrorism that should be handled by law enforcement.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.