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PHOTOS: It's A Sweden vs. Norway Royal Style Face-Off!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.11.2012 | Style

It's an epic (polite, royal) fashion showdown.

Julian Assange Bypasses Mainstream To Sell Book

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Julian Assange is wasting little time while shut inside Ecuador's embassy in London. The WikiLeaks founder has recently released a book ...

Israel and Hamas: Moral Clarity, Moral Fog, Moral Hypocrisy

David Harris | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
David Harris

Since the escalation of Hamas missile strikes against Israel began on November 14, there have been three basic kinds of reactions -- moral clarity, mo...

Swedish Security Guard Dies In PM's Residence

Reuters | By Niklas Pollard | Posted 01.09.2013 | World

A security guard at Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's residence was killed by a bullet fired from his own gun on Friday in what police said...

Stockholm's Unique Pop-Up Restaurant

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 01.08.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

After a wait of several minutes, the doors of a no-frills construction elevator open precisely at noon. We enter the metal-framed box that scales the outside rear of the Royal Opera House (Kungliga Operan) of Stockholm, transporting us from the street to our rooftop destination, The Electrolux Cube.

Creativity and Mental Illness: Is There a Link?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

There is no link between creativity and mental illness. Creative people are not more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness, and mentally ill people are not more likely to be creative than normal people.

Swedish Government Paying Unemployed To Move To Norway

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

What if the U.S. started paying its unemployed citizens to get jobs in Canada? Far-fetched as it sounds, one Swedish town is more or less doing just t...

Swedish Court Rules In Favor Of Chabad Representatives

Baila Olidort | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Baila Olidort

Chabad-Lubavitch representatives to Gothenburg, Sweden have a right to educate their children in accordance with their religious faith. The unanimous decision of the appellate court followed the Namdars' complaints against city authorities fining them for homeschooling their children.

WATCH: Will Ferrell's Old Milwaukee Ads Go Overseas

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.18.2012 | Comedy

Will Ferrell is taking a practical joke farther than we ever thought possible. Last September, Will Ferrell filmed some commercials for Old Milwauk...

Magnus Nilsson On Fäviken

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 12.15.2012 | Taste
Louise McCready Hart

Called the "world's most daring restaurant," Fäviken, located in northwestern Sweden, is run by chef Magnus Nilsson -- who has been described as "part Viking lumberjack and part Shaman."

Simon & the Oaks: Film's Secrets Mirror Director's Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Everyone has family secrets. But when Lisa Ohlin agreed to direct the film Simon & the Oaks, she brought along one of her own that closely echoed the story of the film.

The Cult of Presidential Personality

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

Over time, the scale of the presidential election itself has given the office a kind of larger-than-life quality that was not the original intention.

Life, Death and the Survival of the Fittest

Patrizia Chen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Patrizia Chen

I was fascinated by a big aquarium in my cousin's living room in Japan. Fish of every shape and color revolved inside the tank, swimming between fake palm trees and fluttering plastic leaves.

PHOTO: Swedish Beauty Still Bond-ing

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.25.2012 | Celebrity

Britt Ekland is still a Bond Girl, even if she's closer to 70 than 007. The former Swedish bombshell, who hits the seven-decade mark on Oct. 6, emerge...

PHOTOS: Stieg Larsson's Sweden

Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel

A new book highlights the dreamy, the seedy and the atmospheric sides of Sweden, with a nod to the dark world of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. ...

Drought Reveals River's Bloody Past

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

While record drought is usually not a good thing, it's been a boon to archeologists in Poland. The Vistula River, which flows through Warsaw, has r...

Sweden's 'El Perro del Mar' May Be The Next Lykke Li

Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts

Sarah Assbring, aka "El Perro del Mar," has been playing indie pop for years in Sweden, but only recently has she garnered international attention, du...

Country Forced To Import Trash For Energy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

Because it has become so good at recycling, Sweden now is importing 800,000 tons of trash each year from other European countries, including Norway, t...

Home, Not-So-Sweet, Home For Pirate Bay Co-Founder

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2012 | Technology

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The co-founder of Pirate Bay, one of the world's biggest free file-sharing websites, arrived in Sweden under escort on Tuesday t...

Sweden's Shame

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The people of Sweden should not allow their government to continue to disgrace itself in another international governmental crime - this one a pernicious attack on freedom of expression - simply because Washington wants them to do so.

How Do They Make a Hästens Bed?

Zoe Settle | Posted 11.04.2012 | HuffPost Home
Zoe Settle

What started as a saddle and carriage furniture maker in 1852, simply named Hästens or "horse" in Swedish, soon became a purveyor of hand-crafted beds made of all-natural materials like cotton, wool, flax and of course, horsehair.

Stockholm Style Delivers

Aslaug Magnusdottir | Posted 08.31.2012 | Style
Aslaug Magnusdottir

Stockholm, a city that has always had an enduring relationship with design, is filled with incredibly talented individuals who will contribute greatly to the international fashion industry.

A Stay At A Truly 'Captivating' Hotel

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The 201-room Nobis Hotel, which opened in 2010, is centrally located on Norrmalmstorg Square in downtown Stockholm. Its address has assumed an infamous role in history and culture: The term Stockholm Syndrome, coined in 1973, is used to describe a psychological phenomenon that occurred within these walls.

Offbeat Adventures Around The World

Michael Hodson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Michael Hodson

New and interesting doesn't need to mean something big and massive and huge, it can be something simple and easy. That being said, it is a lot more fun to make more grand plans, so with that in mind, I decided to come up with a checklist of some of the things I want to do in the next 12 months to perhaps inspire you to start dreaming yourself.

Taiwan Minister Wants Men To Sit Down To Pee

Posted 08.29.2012 | World

Stephen Shen wants men to take a seat. In an effort to clean up the country's public toilets, Shen, an Environmental Protection Administration (EPA...