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99% of immigrants feel more welcome after a dinner

Lina Makso | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Lina Makso

My name is Lina Makso, I came as a refugee to Sweden from Syria three years ago. I am a civil engineer and an expert in water structures. In my countr...

Why the Sustainable Development Agenda Matters to the USA

Jenny Darroch | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Jenny Darroch

In my last post, I discussed the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and why they matter. In this post, I want to focus more on how the agenda applies to the USA.

Stockholm, Afghanistan. Same Thing.

Ebba Akerman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Ebba Akerman

Ironically, meeting native Swedes is a common difficulty among those who move to Sweden. Besides offering insights like this, the students invited me to dinners and birthday parties. The way I was included in their cultures, that was how I wished more people got included into the Swedish society.

5 Beauty Products That Swedish Girls Can't Live Without

W | Posted 09.08.2016 | Style

For W magazine, by Mia Adorante. Swedish women are known for their impeccable style (just examine the models and editors at Stockholm Fashion Week, f...

Europe's Most Refugee-Friendly Country Is Growing Weary

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.09.2016 | World

Sweden has long been Europe’s most welcoming country for refugees. The Scandinavian country received more refugees per capita than anywhere else in ...

Integrating countries and cities around Baltic Sea

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Many times in history our sea was the arena of big wars. Today it is viewed as home and a uniting factor to many nations. With national politics as c...

Thirteen Things You Never Knew About Pine Cones...

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.29.2016 | Weird News
Xaque Gruber

On a recent trip to San Diego, I met two Americans (in their 20s or 30s) who had never heard of Maine, the state where I am living. I tried to explain...

Musicians And What They Carry By Cristi Catt

New England Conservatory | Posted 08.26.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Tunes, traditions, styles, perspectives -- one might think of us as the carriers of a DNA that can both stubbornly endure and spontaneously mutate as we meet other musicians and enter new realms.

A Creativity Summit with Soul

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 08.22.2016 | Technology
Natalia Brzezinski

It was Coachella for the mind and soul, a voyeuristic peak into the human condition, and the joy and curiosity that's awakened when humans interact, l...

Hear Me Roar: Way Out West Festival 2016

Sean Bradford | Posted 08.19.2016 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Though this year's edition very well could have been called "Way Out Wet", Way Out West is as chill of a festival as the city in which it takes place. That isn't to say there weren't electrifying moments.

Hope Solo Says U.S. Women's Soccer Team Lost To 'Cowards'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports

Soccer goalie Hope Solo had critical words for her Swedish opponents after they eliminated the U.S. national team from Olympic competition on Friday. ...

Margot Wallström, Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Make Never Again Mean Never Again

Nuri Kino | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Nuri Kino

Margot Wallström, you are one of Sweden's top diplomats, and internationally renowned for your work in global affairs.

Why Build a Copy of Europe When You Can Build a Better Country in America?

René Zografos | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
René Zografos

The following post is from an interview I had with Maria Ludvigsson, an award-winning columnist writer in the Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet. This is also an excerpt from the book Attractive Unattractive Americans, which are available in bookstores now.

Stockholm's Rainbow Flags Fly With Conviction

Mark A. Thompson | Posted 08.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark A. Thompson

rom the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center in New York to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, municipal buildings around the world are illuminated in the colors of the rainbow flag -- and yet few cities fly the rainbow flag with as much conviction as Stockholm.

These 28 Photos Let You Experience The Awesomeness Of Stockholm Pride

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 08.01.2016 | Queer Voices

There are thousands of reasons to be thankful for ― and visit ― Sweden: the ABBA museum, the stunning Ice Hotel, the incredible food (think fresh ...

Bikini-Clad Police Officer's Instagram Photo Is Very Arresting

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.29.2016 | Weird News

When Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner nabbed a pickpocketing suspect Tuesday, she had no idea the arrest would be so, er, arresting. Of course, ...

Would You Eat This 340-Year-Old Shipwreck Cheese?

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.27.2016 | Weird News

Wine, cured meats, cheeses ― these are all things that taste fabulous when they’re aged. But how aged is too aged? Like, say, 340 years old? Diver...

Europe Must Help Syria's Women Make Peace

Hind Kabawat | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Hind Kabawat

Violence in conflict does not discriminate. Men, women and children suffer from starvation, bombings, forced disappearances and torture. They equally experience traumatic loss when driven out of their homes.

Changes To Sweden's Asylum Policies Leave Many Afghan Refugees With Uncertain Futures

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

Sweden has a reputation for championing refugee protection. But recent changes to its asylum policies – especially the repatriation of Afghans to an...

Revisiting Ukraine's Maidan Legacy Amidst EU Shambles

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

While it would certainly be premature to predict the disintegration of the European Union at this point, the United Kingdom's recent departure from the bloc via "Brexit" referendum certainly casts a dark shadow over the continent's political future.

The Global Design Post Top 25 Interior Design Blogs

Esther Dunbar-Cullum | Posted 07.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Esther Dunbar-Cullum

The internet has made design better and more accessible to all of us and it is the bloggers who have helped make sense of it all. They discover and curate and share. They elevate designers and shine a light on their products.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden

Magnus Norell | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Magnus Norell

This spring's turbulence around former Minister of Housing, Mehmet Kaplan and Yasri Khan (both of the Green Party) has partly lifted the veil and revealed something that has long been known to researchers but has been somewhat of a taboo to discuss - namely, the factual gains of political Islam in Sweden today.

Europe And Asia Really Do Not Like Donald Trump. Sad!

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.07.2016 | World

Out of 15 countries polled, Sweden has the lowest opinion of Donald Trump, a man who once falsely claimed his ancestors were Swedish and repeatedly us...

How To Fika - A Swedish Cultural Tradition

Adam Groffman | Posted 06.28.2016 | Travel
Adam Groffman

perhaps the strongest culinary tradition in Sweden is the fika. What is fika? It's the everyday tradition to have coffee and cake each afternoon -- something you really have to experience in Sweden because it's a truly unique experience.

Eton: A Few Good Men's Shirts from Pitti Uomo 90

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

If there was a noticeable change in this Spring Summer 2017 showing at menswear fair Pitti Uomo, it was a welcomed return to easy silhouettes. This me...