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PHOTOS: Exploring The Viking World

Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

With the recent discovery of the supposedly mythical sunstone that may have helped them navigate the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a major vi...

The Best Place In The World For Women...And Weddings?

Cristen Conger | Posted 04.23.2013 | Weddings
Cristen Conger

Certainly, it's possible these days to throw a lovely event that doesn't bankrupt a couple mentally and financially but nevertheless, it seems like there's nowhere for brides especially to escape the mass-marketed American wedding culture breathing down their necks.

The Success of the Nordics: It's the Mindset, Stupid!

Erik Brattberg | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Erik Brattberg

2013-02-11-ctrlogoreal.pngFortunately, Europe is not deemed to failure. If more European states would think and act like the Nordics, the narrative would be quite a different one.

10 Winter Adventures In Norway

Viator | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Viator

Horse riding might seem like an activity best suited to grassy ranchlands and deserted beaches, but Norway's native fjord horses are well equipped to deal with the cold.

Denmark's Rules Go Too Far

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Living in Denmark was like living in an alternate reality. If you are single and turn 25, you will be covered from head to toe in cinnamon by your friends during the celebration.

Taxes, Unions, and Healthcare -- Oh, My!

Phil Zuckerman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Phil Zuckerman

Hopefully, as we approach the fiscal cliff, Obama will prevail in raising taxes on the wealthiest of the wealthy. Obamacare will stand. And while unionization doesn't seem to be increasing, hopefully it won't decrease, either.

The Faroe Islands: More Than Fermented Sheep

Honest Cooking | Posted 12.17.2012 | Taste
Honest Cooking

Honest Cooking Editor in Chief Kalle Bergman went to the Faroe Islands to feast on some of the best seafood in the world.

Let Them Eat Cake: Austerity Hits Even European Royals

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

MADRID — Spain's Crown Princess Letizia has a penchant for haute couture. Queen Elizabeth II's Bentleys are spotless. Belgium's King Albert II maint...

Movie review: Wallander: The Revenge

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Wallander: The Revenge is the first of the Swedish adaptations to reach this country, in the wake of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-inspired frenzy for Scandinavian mystery-thrillers.

Norway: The Oil State

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
Anders Lorenzen

Welcome to Norway, home to a proud people who enjoy telling the myth about how they cheated their rival and neighbor Denmark by, despite owning very l...

Chip Taylor: Still Chasing the Chills

Holly Cara Price | Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

It is difficult -- well nigh impossible really -- to cover a career like that of Chip Taylor's in just a few hundred words.

What People of Conscience Need to Know about Norway

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

Norway has never posed a direct threat to Israel nor has it advocated Israel's liquidation. However, many in its government, and some large businesses, have recently displayed a pattern of strong anti-Israel and often anti-Semitic attitudes.

The Happiest Nation In The World Is...

Posted 04.06.2012 | World

Denmark has taken the top spot on the United Nation's first ever World Happiness Report, followed by Finland, Norway and the Netherlands. The 158-...

The Modern Tinkerbelle

Joanna Heimbold | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style
Joanna Heimbold

Like all of us, I've been enchanted by that dream of happily ever after -- and yes, this wedding crown is one reason why.

Norwegian Director Hallvar Witzo Sails to the Oscars With Tuba Atlantic

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Sitting down over a cup of black coffee with 27-year-old Norwegian Director Hallvar Witzo, whose Tuba Atlantic is an Academy Award nominee for Best Live Action Short Film, he beams with homeland pride

Literary Death Match Bumbles Its Way to Scandinavia

Todd Zuniga | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books
Todd Zuniga

I have sometimes described bringing Literary Death Match to a new city as taking a hammer to a fresh sheet of ice, then following the cracks until they dead end.

Ladies, We Can't Leave all the Money and Clout to the Boys

Christina Patterson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business
Christina Patterson

Women are being pummeled by the financial crisis. But that's because women are too dependent on the state. We haven't bothered to get the skills that might get us more money, and more clout. If men have been allowed to rule the roost, that's because women have let them.

Social Security: Better Than Nothing but Less Than Ideal

Bob Jacobson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

The SS law as written 80 years ago needs serious revising. I don't mean cutting benefits, raising the age of eligibility, or wiping out the safety net. I mean making it relevant to our times.

On the Culture Front: Scandinavia Dreamin'

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.23.2011 | Travel
Chris Kompanek

As the humidity creeps up and the air thickens, I can't help but think about the time I spent in Norway last month. For those looking for a different kind of vacation this summer, it makes sense to go north.

My African Tour: A Summary

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

In the five African countries I visited last month, I found passionate arts communities with leaders who appreciated the importance of developing a stronger arts ecology.

1986: Remembering Another Nuclear Disaster and Troubles with Libya

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

As I watch with absolute horror and sadness what is happening in Japan, and imagine the ways that contamination will spread, and as we once again decide to go after Libya, I wonder, when will it end? When will we learn?

Think Again: The Economist's "Happy" Ignorance

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

American journalists tend to treat inequality as a fact of life. But it needn't be.

The Story Of The Best Shrimp Toast In The World

Kalle Bergman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kalle Bergman

Today this fantastic toast really is legendary. And it has a special place in the culinary heart of most Swedes.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Globalization and Its Discontents: War of Lifestyles

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Experts tend to acknowledge that the Italian lifestyle can't be imported willy-nilly into northern regions. Globalization, on the other hand, has accomplished something like that.