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How I Got There: Renata Chlumska

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Lan Anh Vu

Renata Chlumska is a Swedish and Czech mountaineer, adventurer and motivational speaker. In 1999, Chlumska became the first Swedish and Czech woman t...

Travel has been my crush for as long as I can remember

THINK Global School | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

Travel has been my absolute biggest crush for as long as I can remember. I could daydream for hours and hours about cities, countries, and continents ...

Need A Free Penis Tape Measure? Clinic Says Girth Matters

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.01.2015 | Weird News

A Swedish health clinic is adding some girth to holiday mirth. It's handing out penis tape measures so young men are properly fitted for condoms. The ...

Swedish Politician Holds Back Tears While Announcing Country's Tightened Borders

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Asa Romson choked back tears as she and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced in a press conference Tuesday that their ...

Why Do American Cops Kill So Many Compared to European Cops?

The Conversation US | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

Such massive disparities defy a simple explanation, but America's gun culture is clearly an important factor. Unlike European nations, most states make it easy for adults to purchase handguns for self-defense and to keep them handy at nearly all times.

The King Of Sweden Wants To Ban You From Taking Baths

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.23.2015 | Weird News

Relaxing in a warm bubble bath is a great way to unwind -- but the treat could soon become a thing of the past if the king of Sweden gets his way. The...

As Islamist Terrorism Increases, Some Respond...By Assailing Israel

David Harris | Posted 11.21.2015 | World
David Harris

For the Swedish foreign minister and, it appears, too many EU nations, the path of least political resistance is to focus obsessively on Israel, irrespective of what else might be going on in the world.

European Fighter Just Back From Front Lines Against ISIS Says West Should Stay Vigilant

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 11.20.2015 | World

There were two weeks to go before summer break at the Swedish high school where Jesper Söder taught when he quit. Söder, then 24, had concocted a di...

What a 9-Month Long Trip Around the World Looks Like in 150 Photos

How Far From Home | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

Since departing on our global trip we have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities - and we're only getting started.

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.

12 Incredible Vacation Spots Inspired By Star Wars

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.26.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away and we haven't yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn't mean the mood of those places can't be captured here on earth.

Can a Lie Reveal Truth? Or What is Art?

Suna Senman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Suna Senman

Art is all around us and as significant to comprehend as the mechanics of structure. Each building, road or functional tool has elements of aesthetic design to some degree or another.

Does Amnesty International's Sex Work Resolution Support "Gender Apartheid?"

Katherine Koster | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.

These Penis Pastries Take The Cake

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.02.2015 | Weird News

Get your penis pastries while they're hot! A Swedish bakery dangled a new item on its shelves Monday in Karlstad -- a phallic-shaped sweet. And they s...

Promoting, Protecting and Realising the Rights of Children: A Matter of Political Will

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

Every child has the same human rights as adults. These include the right to life, food, health, education, development, a clean environment and the right to be heard.

Sweden's Refugee Welcome Mat Is Fraying

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

A self-proclaimed "humanitarian superpower" where welcoming those fleeing war and oppression is ingrained as part of the national identity, the Nordic...

The Downside of Recyclable Bags

Inga | Posted 10.19.2015 | Fifty
Inga

Dear grocery store bagger guys: Could we talk? I mean, this conversation is way overdue. Here's the problem: You guys are young and strong. I am not young, and, after having my chest broken by a drunk driver, not strong

WATCH: Dancing Tampons Teach Kids About Periods

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.16.2015 | Weird News

They do things a little differently in Sweden. In a song that urges girls to celebrate menstruation, a Swedish children's TV host employs four dancing...

The Street Art Hiding In An Old Military Compound In Sweden

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street art festivals are popping up like mushrooms across the globe, bringing murals, not street art, to cities primarily as a means of injecting life...

The Framing of Gender Apartheid: Amnesty International and Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

What would happen if every country decriminalized prostitution? Not just the few that have already disastrously done so, but what if every government legitimized pimps and brothel owners and failed to hold men accountable for purchasing human beings for sex?

Driver In Sweden Mistakes Bearded Men For ISIS, Calls Police

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.12.2015 | World

On Saturday, about 30 bearded men met up at the historic Brahehus Castle outside Granna, Sweden. All were members of Bearded Villains, an internationa...

These Swedish Entrepreneurs Want To Help Fly Refugees To The EU

HuffPost Germany | Lea Kosh | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact

Every day, thousands of refugees and migrants set off for Europe: This year alone, some 562,797 people have arrived in Europe by sea. To escape war, p...

Syrian War Causes The Global Doomsday Seed Vault's First Withdrawal

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

The doomsday seed vault on Norway's remote Svalbard archipelago houses the world's back up supply of seeds to ensure crop diversity. It contains depos...

Book a Table at McDonald's? Sweden Tries It

BurgerBusiness | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
BurgerBusiness

U.S. fast-casual brands such as Shake Shack, Smashburger and Five Guys have entered Europe, causing quick-service to brands there to rethink their operations as has happened in the U.S.

Sweden's 'No Limit' Festival Brings Together The Best Of Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The Spanish street art duo Pichiavo brought the antiquities and modern day graffiti together last week on a soaring multi-story wall in Borås, Sweden.