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Save Lives, Tax Soda

Wendy Gordon | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Wendy Gordon

Let's make 2012 the year we get smart about taxes, and tax less of those things we want more of, like jobs and income, and more of the things we want less of, like health damaging sugars. You can have your cake, just pay for it.

Danish Navy Frees Hostages From Suspected Pirate Mothership

AP | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The Danish navy says it has captured a suspect pirate mothership off the Horn of Africa and rescued 14 people who were being he...

The Ubiquitous Bike Culture Of Copenhagen

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.12.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Copenhagen has ambitions to increase the number of two-wheeled-commuters to 50% by 2015, and I hope they achieve it. Even more, I hope their progress sends a message far beyond Denmark and encourages the rest of the world to adopt pedal power, the ever-renewable-energy source.

"Slowly Seeping Through My Hands:" The Wearable Art of Nikoline Liv Andersen

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 02.06.2012 | Style
Evelyne Politanoff

Why should we live if we must die? It is one of the questions Danish artist Nikoline Liv Andersen puts us in  this exhibition.

Poster Campaign Calls Occupy Protests Waste Of Time

AP | Posted 01.30.2012 | World

FRANKFURT, Germany — A Danish satirical group has launched a worldwide poster campaign with a cynical message about the Occupy movements. The p...

Copenhagen Dining Beyond Noma

Jill Fergus | Posted 01.30.2012 | Travel
Jill Fergus

Amid exposed ceramic tiles and brick and meat hooks serving as coat hangers, I enjoyed unfussy Nordic seafood including a raw bar selection of oysters, trout tartare, razor scallops and sea urchin.

Denmark To Allow Same-Sex Weddings In Church

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Gay Voices

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Denmark's government wants to allow same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings, instead of the short blessing ce...

PHOTOS: The Duchess Hits Denmark

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.02.2012 | Style

Red is back! Well, it's back for the Duchess of Cambridge, who suited up in the sort of red outfits she debuted in Canada this summer. Prince Willi...

What Women Want: Single Sex Hotel Floors

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

Women may have fought long and hard for equality, but now hotels are returning to another era by offering floors exclusively for female guests, report...

Looking for the American Dream? Try Denmark

Kerry Trueman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Could Danish-style democracy catch on here at home? If the way to a nation's heart is through its stomach, there may be hope. After all, the hottest trend on the culinary horizon these days is the new Nordic Cuisine.

Danish 'Fat Tax' Aimed At Curbing Unhealthy Eating Habits

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN (AP) -- Denmark has imposed a “fat tax” on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthy eating habits. The Nordic country...


The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.01.2011 | Home

We here at HuffPost Culture are big fans of the world. Number Two World Fans, you could call us (right behind these guys). To celebrate that title we ...

Nordic Chefs Head For The Forest

Honest Cooking | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home
Honest Cooking

In the world of high gastronomy, there is nothing more current than the New Nordic Cuisine. It is - right now - the pinnacle of contemporary cooking.

Sex Fair Canceled After Denmark Sports Arena Fire

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A fire raced through a 73-year-old sports arena in the Danish capital Wednesday, destroying the iconic building just hours...

Rotten Thing Finally Located in Denmark

Mark C. Miller | Posted 11.27.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Curious about the phrase's origin, Danish explorer Andreas Fridtjof has successfully concluded his seven year search for the actual rotten item that inspired the saying.

Denmark's First Female Prime Minister

AP | KARL RITTER and JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark elected its first female prime minister Thursday, ousting the right-wing government from power after 10 years of p...

Experiential Eating At Noma: The World's Best Restaurant?

Millie Kerr | Posted 10.29.2011 | Home
Millie Kerr

I appreciated Noma's insistence on creativity; its particular breed of innovation demands active participation. Every course requires the diner to use his hands.

Elite Ballet Rocked By Cocaine Scandal

Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts

Revelations of extensive drug abuse are rocking one of the worlds oldest and most respected ballet companies, the Royal Danish Ballet. A secret int...

Shepard Fairey On Street Art And Politics In Copenhagen

Shepard Fairey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Shepard Fairey

2011-08-15-shep.pngStreet art is one of the most democratic, accessible, empowering, and inspiring art forms there is.

PICS: The Little Prince Starts Kindergarten!

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.12.2011 | Style

If you've never seen a picture of Denmark's royal family, just picture an L.L. Bean catalogue and you'll get the gist. Today, little Prince Christian,...

PHOTOS: The Reinvention of Danish Smørrebrød

Honest Cooking | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Honest Cooking

Until recently, the open sandwich tradition of Denmark was not a thing that ambitious chefs or fashionable restaurants would put on their menus.

GRAPHIC: How Often Are Heavily-Taxed Countries Considered Thriving?

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

With a marginal income tax rate of over forty percent, the U.S. comes in as the fifteenth most heavily-taxed nation in the world, according to an info...

If Gov. Jerry Brown Wants to "Crush" Opponents of Wind Energy, He'd Better Pack a Lunch

Robert Bryce | Posted 10.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Robert Bryce

The global backlash against the energy sprawl that comes with renewable energy projects is growing and it is fierce.

Why Small Biz Job Growth Has Slowed to a Crawl

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

Many of America's best and brightest are locked in soul-killing corporate jobs because of employer-based health care system. A lot of them would love to make a break and start their own businesses. But they won't because they fear losing benefits.

The Worst Night of My Marriage, and Yogurt

Anneli Rufus | Posted 08.28.2011 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Hotel breakfasts feel like being a child and wandering downstairs to find your place at the table already set. Hotel breakfasts thrill us because we do not have to cook them.