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How Stockholm Became a 'Unicorn Factory:' Candy Crush Saga, Minecraft and Spotify Are All From Sweden

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Helen I. Hwang

What do Silicon Valley and Stockholm have in common? Spawning billion-dollar tech companies.

The 10 Most Instagrammable Cities in Europe

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

Wondering which European cities are best represented on Instagram? Yep, we were too! So we undertook the highly scientific mathematical research of finding out how many times the hashtags for the names of each city in Europe have been used.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Moving to the Nordic Countries

Maunu Suni | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
Maunu Suni

This (incomprehensive) list will hopefully enlighten you about some aspects of living in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

A Forest of Rhythm - Into the Valley

Sean Bradford | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Since it is throwback Thursday, I thought I would revisit one of the musical highlights of the summer, Into the Valley, which took place in Dalarna, Sweden.

10 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Cities That Are Stunning

Oyster | Posted 08.12.2015 | Travel

There's nothing better than waking up in a 13th-century building and imagining how many people have woken up, celebrated, or walked the halls of the very same place -- and it doesn't hurt to get to imagine it while still enjoy modern conveniences like air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.

EuroGames Stockholm: The LGBTQ March From Aesthete to Athlete

Mark A. Thompson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark A. Thompson

It's possible to look at the evolution of LGBTQ liberation as a movement from aesthete to athlete, from Oscar Wilde to Michael Sam. Or so it seemed during the latest EuroGames, which were held in Stockholm, Sweden, where more than 5,000 LGBTQ athletes competed.

Knife Attack In Swedish IKEA Kills At Least Two

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

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Stockholm Knows How to Rock Summer

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Shannah L. Compton

Co-authored by Jeff Game Roof top hiking, human rights, sublime Chinese food and one of the great water cities in the world - just another typical St...

Stockholm, Sweden for Kids: Frozen Sisters, Nobel Aspirations and Royal Weddings

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Stockholm, Sweden is the stuff of fairy tales. The Scandinavian city is incredibly welcoming and intriguing for kids to explore.

Earth: Cruise Ship or Life Boat?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

With more than seven billion of us established here, with California drying up, with climate changing and traditional crops failing, with extinctions accelerating and with environmental stresses globally near the breaking point, earth is no longer an unsinkable, titanic cruise ship.

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change,...

Tomas Tranströmer: "The Music Says Freedom Exists"

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

When we visited him, the poet offered to play a piece of music for the camera. In this video, we hear the voice of Tomas Tranströmer reading "Allegro," one of his most famous poems related to music.

10 Things to Do in Stockholm, Sweden

Jinna Yang | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Jinna Yang

Stockholm -- the most stylish city I've ever had the pleasure of visiting (if you've followed my journey on instagram: @greaseandglamour -- you'll have seen my daily updates). Here are 10 things I think you should do when you visit.

Unity Is Needed as Palestinians Wait

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The coming months might not see much outward change, but it would be the perfect time to resolve internal issues and be ready to present a strong and unified Palestinian position.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: Tilda Swinton, the Best Trends and Marni

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.18.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Is fashion all about the way one looks or does it also allow for great insight, character and personality? I believe the latter, which is why I didn't think twice about writing a few "Pitti Uomo Diaries" as part of my ongoing cultural activism.

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.

Beyond Avicii: The Swedish Techno Mafia

Sean Bradford | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

What I heard this fall blasting out of Stockholm's sound systems and into the night was an evolution of this sound... into a vibrant, groovy and danceable techno.

Hunting for Red October... in the Stockholm Archipelago

András Simonyi | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
András Simonyi

The Swedish Armed Forces were put on high alert this weekend, as there was an apparent intrusion -- not for the first or the last time -- by a Russian submarine into Swedish territorial waters, in the Stockholm Archipelago.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

Volvo Car Group Unveils the XC90 in Stockholm, Sweden

Rita Cook | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Rita Cook

Stockholm, Sweden was the reveal destination several weeks ago of the all-new Volvo XC90 with one of the big announcements being that a limited number, 1,927, First Edition cars would be available via digital commerce at

Summering in Scandinavia: Heat Things Up in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Oyster | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel

There is more to these Northern European countries than meets the eye -- and it's not all winter and chill.

Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

Seth Menachem | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Seth Menachem

Tensions are understandably high. The loss of lives on both sides is a tragedy. Thanks to Israel's Iron Dome defense, many Israeli lives have been spared. But Hamas keeps trying. And Israel keeps fighting back. And the horrible cycle goes on and on.

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

trivago | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel

These six ultra-trendy and budget-friendly finds in some of the most exciting cities in Europe will make your next vacation one for the scrapbook.

Ahoy, Matey! Enjoy a Nautical Theme -- Without Being Trapped on an Overcrowded Cruise Ship

Oyster | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel

While a nautical theme can make for fun hotel decor all year round, we can't help but enjoy it a little more in the summer when the timing feels particularly fitting.

LGBT Rights: Not Just a #FirstWorldProblem

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven Wozencraft

The movement for international LGBT rights is not going to be won overnight. And while meetings in Stockholm or Washington, D.C. are important, the real work is being done by the on-the-ground activists in countries like Uganda, India, Myanmar, Lebanon, and Russia, many of whom risk their lives on a day-to-day basis.