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The Beauty Of Scandinavia's Street Art Culture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It isn't just Nuart any more. Scandinavia is taking their mural festivals seriously thanks to buoyant economies, arts programming support, and a gr...

Igor Bobic

Sweden's Turn Left Could Deal A Blow To European Austerity

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

Austerity isn't just out of fashion in the U.S. anymore. If Sweden elects a center-left government, as it is projected to do on Sunday, the country co...

Rachel Lienesch

Europe Wants U.S. To Do Dirty Work Against ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Home

Residents in a number of European countries strongly support the American air strikes that have been launched in Iraq, but are much less supportive of...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

The Best Economies In The World

24/7 Wall St. | Robert Serenbetz and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competiti...

Is Visa Waiver Program a Pipeline for Terrorism?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

There is no doubt that the Visa Waiver Program merits a national discussion free from partisan politics. Terrorists have already used the VWP to gain access to soft targets. Whether additional security measures would have prevented their entry is the $64 million question.

Religious People More Spiritual than Atheists?

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home
Nigel Barber

The decline of religion in developed countries offers a unique perspective on the religion-spirituality connection. What happens to spirituality as organized religion declines? Are regular churchgoers more spiritual to begin with?

Why We Should All Vacation At The Exact Same Time

The Week | Elissa Strauss | | Posted 08.27.2014 | Home

It may be summertime, but the living isn't exactly easy. Vacations are increasingly being squeezed by our inability to disconnect and the pile of w...

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

Oyster | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Oyster

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

How to Save 4,500 Lives a Year in America's Streets

Jay Walljasper | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Jay Walljasper

After many decades in which walking continually lost ground to other modes of transportation and recreation, there's growing interest across many fields about restoring walking as a way of life.

WATCH: This Policeman's Impromptu Dance Performance At Pride Is Everything!

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Have you ever been so psyched to celebrate something that you just can't help but break into dance? This Swedish policeman has. In this video fr...

Hot Dads Doing Yoga With Their Babies Make A Solid Case For Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents

Wasa is giving Americans one more reason to envy the Swedes. Sweden's Wasabröd, known for its crisp-bread snacks, is using its latest ad to highl...

LOOK: Stockholm's Pride Parade Was Bigger -- And Sexier -- Than Ever!

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Stockholm Pride Parade rolled through Sweden's capital city on Saturday, August 2, and it was bigger than ever. According to an email sent to ...

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.

Lessons From Opera Camp

Karl Romain | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Karl Romain

The art of tai chi and the art of singing share many things -- discipline, regular practice, and an emphasis on the breath. But, what may surprise you, as it did me, is that the breath, as a vehicle for directing energy to the singer's stage presence, was paramount in the success of any stage production.

Honoring Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Raoul Wallenberg: One Man Who Made a Difference

Mark Brzezinski | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Mark Brzezinski

On July 9, the American Congress will convey a powerful message through the bestowal of the Congressional Gold Medal to remember the courageous acts of Raoul Wallenberg, a diplomat who chose to rise to a higher moral calling.

Now's The Historic Moment for the Nordics

András Simonyi | Posted 08.23.2014 | Home
András Simonyi

Our Center has been and remains a strong advocate of the importance for the Nordic countries to step forward as individual nations as well as a group...

LGBT Rights: Not Just a #FirstWorldProblem

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Week in Film: Third Person, Jersey Boys and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having never seen the stage version of the jukebox musical on which it was based (in its 10th year on Broadway), I still felt that I was getting a representative feel for that show, as filtered through Eastwood's flinty consciousness. But that doesn't make it a good movie.

Era of Benign Neglect of House Price Booms Is Over

Min Zhu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Min Zhu

House prices are inching up. But is this a cause for much cheer? Or are we watching the same movie again?

Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.

Two Unexpected Hotels in Sweden

Edward Schneider | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

We hit upon two fairly new, slightly quirky hotels that both proved to be excellent choices.

18 Reasons To Celebrate Sweden On Sweden Day

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel

June 6 is Sweden Day! Hip, hip hooray! Swedes will be celebrating their national day with balloon launches, flag-raisings and a ceremony with the r...

Sweden To Experiment With Six-Hour Workday

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

A few lucky workers in Gothenburg, Sweden, will scale back to a six-hour workday this summer as part of an unusual government experiment. The test...

This City Is About To Try Out A Six-Hour Workday

Fast Company | Chris Gayomali | Posted 06.04.2014 | Home

Some government workers in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, are about to embark on an interesting experiment this summer--a six-hour workday, with full...