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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...

Hip And Healthy In Sunny Stockholm

Oyster | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel

Being one of the northernmost capitals in Europe gets you a reputation as a cold place, but that doesn't mean Stockholm doesn't offer myriad activities and during the warm summer months.

How Legitimate Was My Rape?

Tom Doran | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Tom Doran

Sexual assault is justly considered one of the most serious crimes a person can be accused of. This makes it all the more critical to dispel any ambiguity over what constitutes "rape". To help you navigate through all the confusing, often contradictory definitions of the word, I present this handy questionnaire.

IKEA Reveals Critical Money Secret

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

IKEA has furnished its founder, Ingvar Kamprad, with a bigger fortune than expected, company documents reveal. Bloomberg's Billionaires Index added $1...

HUH!? Swedish Designers Invent 'Invisible' Bike Helmet

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.16.2012 | Small Business

Finally a bike helmet that won't ruin your hair. After 7 years of what appears to be intense technical research involving a lot of simulated car c...

Student Imprisoned For Snapping Photos Of Teddy Bears

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.14.2012 | College

Posting photographs of tiny teddy bears on the internet usually lands a person on Reddit. It doesn't usually land a person in prison. However, Bel...

PHOTOS: Is This The Smartest Cruise Line Ever?

Jeanine Barone | Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

Swathed in a SmartWool sweater, a Cintamani polar fleece jacket, a pair of Mountain Hardware pants and other high-tech adventure gear, I'm fairly sure I fit right in with the Zegrahm uniform. But, alas, even though our ship, the Clipper Odyssey, is only 335 feet long with a mere seven decks, I'm often lost -- a dead giveaway that I'm a first timer.

PHOTOS: Road Tripping Sweden

Lisa Lubin | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Lisa Lubin

If you happen to be in the market for a new car, and that car happens to be from a European carmaker, you can get a free trip. Seriously. What's the catch? Ahem, none.

Why Religion Opposes Female Rights

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Popularly floated explanations for clerical opposition to female equality with males are unsatisfying. Most reduce to a single word: conservatism; tradition; family; patriarchy, and so forth.

4 Active International Vacations For Empty Nesters (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel

It may not be easy to let your kids fly the coup, but being an Empty Nester has its advantages -- especially when it comes to travel.

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

Uninformative Announcement Causes Panic On Mallorca-Bound Jet

Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel

Chaos broke out on a Malmo Aviation flight bound for Mallorca on Friday when an obviously distraught stewardess announced that the plane was experienc...

Swedish Judge Rules Man Not Guilty Of Attempted Rape Of Trans Woman Because She Has No Vagina

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

To no surprise, reaction to this decision from the trans community has mostly been one of disgust and outrage: A rape is a rape, vagina or no vagina. Some say the ruling renders trans people subhuman if only vagina-seeking rapists can be charged with rape.

PHOTO: Sweden's Stunning Summer

Robert Schrader | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Sweden has a reputation for producing incessantly catchy pop music, modular furniture and the worst symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, but this country defies the stereotypes.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson On Eating All Over The World | Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel

Ethiopian-born, Gothenburg-raised and Harlem-settled chef Marcus Samuelsson took the flavors of his international past and infused them into his new memoir.

Sweden Says No To Stephen Colbert

Posted 06.29.2012 | Comedy

After campaigning on "The Colbert Report" to allow the country of Sweden to let him control their country's Twitter account, Sweden has finally given ...

Swedish Artist Creates Dishes From Radioactive Soil In Japan

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

Inspired by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, the reverberations of which are still being felt across the world, Swedish artist Hilda Hellst...

KICKTV Euro Trip 2012: Ukraine, Over and Out

Jimmy Conrad | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Jimmy Conrad

2012-06-20-videopull.jpgMy Euro Trip has, sadly, come to an end but I had a great time and I accomplished the one thing that I set out to do: To understand what it means to be a true fan.

KICKTV Euro Trip 2012: France vs. Sweden -- Viva Les Bleus!

Jimmy Conrad | Posted 06.19.2012 | Sports
Jimmy Conrad


Wolves Kill Keeper at Swedish Zoo

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.18.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Animals are very good at what they do or they wouldn't have made it through the process of natural selection, let alone the spread of humanity across the earth. If what an animal does is kill things, then unless it's a very small animal, I don't get close to it.

U.S. Deserter Led Secret Life In Sweden For 28 Years

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

STOCKHOLM, June 17 (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force deserter who has lived secretly in Sweden since 1984 has revealed his identity and contacted his fam...

The Non-American Tale: Romney of Oz

April Salchert | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
April Salchert

It's difficult to break the news to foreigners that my country isn't the wonderful Land of Oz. I realize it's not Syria, but it's not a fairyland.

TAKE A SEAT: Swedish Political Party Says Men Shouldn't Stand While Urinating

Posted 06.13.2012 | Weird News

Take a stand -- and sit down for what you believe in. Male representatives on the Sormland County Council in Sweden should sit rather than stand wh...

Swedish Official: The Eurozone Crisis Is 'An Ugly Thing To Look At'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

* Sweden resilient to euro crisis * Low debt gives policy flexibility * Face some risks due stronger currencies ...

@Sweden Twitter Account Stirs Controversy

Posted 06.13.2012 | World

A twitter experiment in Sweden has taken a wrong turn. The public @sweden twitter account created quite a stir on Tuesday as its curator sent out twee...