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This Doughnut In Space Went Where No Breakfast Pastry Has Been Before

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News

One small step for the doughnut, one giant leap for breakfast pastries. Two Swedish brothers -- Benjamin and Alexander Jönsson -- launched a pin...

Abortion Denied: Consequences for Mother and Child

David A. Grimes | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

Those who seek to limit or prohibit safe, legal abortion need to understand the damaging consequences for the unwanted children, their mothers, and society.

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

Tomas Tranströmer: "The Music Says Freedom Exists"

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

When we visited him, the poet offered to play a piece of music for the camera. In this video, we hear the voice of Tomas Tranströmer reading "Allegro," one of his most famous poems related to music.

Making Change: Nordic Countries And Gender Equality in Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Would Swedish actress and Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman have made a good producer or director? Hollywood movie fans may not know much about the Sca...

10 Things to Do in Stockholm, Sweden

Jinna Yang | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Jinna Yang

Stockholm -- the most stylish city I've ever had the pleasure of visiting (if you've followed my journey on instagram: @greaseandglamour -- you'll have seen my daily updates). Here are 10 things I think you should do when you visit.

Let's 'Make It Happen': No Woman Should Die Giving Life

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

As we commemorate International Women's Day, it is crucial to take stock of progress and outstanding challenges that confront women and girls and rededicate ourselves to making a difference in their lives.

The 2016 Volvo XC 90 Takes Catalonia, Spain

Rita Cook | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Rita Cook

Recently I found that driving the 2016 Volvo XC90 in Spain was the perfect combination. The Volvo folks brought us in to test the car in an area just outside of Barcelona where countryside met with beach and the roads were easy to navigate particularly in this snazzy set of wheels.

Rising Anti-Semitism Challenges Sweden's Proud And Tolerant Self-Image

Religion News Service | Petra Socolovsky | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion

When a militant extremist stormed into a kosher supermarket in Paris shortly after cartoonists were massacred at the Charlie Hebdo publication, Swedis...

'My Struggle' in Reading Karl Ove Knausgaard in The New York Times Magazine

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Now, I know I'm risking mailbags of angry letters from his millions of fans, but one of the fascinating things about Knausgaard is that he has nothing to say. Nothing interesting, that is.

The Best Places To Be In March

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy...

Extraordinary Portraits Of Life In The Extreme North Of The World

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

At 66° 33' 39" -- north of the equator -- there lies an imaginary line, beyond which it is almost impossible to live. Cristian Barnett has been trave...

The People You Meet While Traveling

THINK Global School | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

Maybe we're not meant to ever find out if we, too, can create a lasting, positive impression on the people we meet while traveling. But that doesn't mean that we should ever stop trying.

Living in (Almost) Perfect Societies with (Other) Average People

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

It is said that most people can't tell one Nordic country from another. Maybe so, but what they do know is that these nations are exceptional. This collective exceptionalism is worth studying up close and Michael Booth's book is a good place to begin.

50 Ways to Map The City, Per Street and Graffiti Artists

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: Tilda Swinton, the Best Trends and Marni

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.18.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Is fashion all about the way one looks or does it also allow for great insight, character and personality? I believe the latter, which is why I didn't think twice about writing a few "Pitti Uomo Diaries" as part of my ongoing cultural activism.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

Wolfgang Bauer | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Wolfgang Bauer

This is how a journalist who writes about human traffickers suddenly became a human trafficker himself.

The Alien Within - A Living Laboratory of Western Society at Malmö Konsthall (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

This video provides you with an exhibition walkthrough and an introduction to the project by Diana Baldon.

Beyond Avicii: The Swedish Techno Mafia

Sean Bradford | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

What I heard this fall blasting out of Stockholm's sound systems and into the night was an evolution of this sound... into a vibrant, groovy and danceable techno.

Young People, Media and Health: Risks and Rights

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.22.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head...

How to Set a Global Table for Thanksgiving

Fathom | Posted 01.12.2015 | HuffPost Home
Fathom

The Japanese, Danish, and Swedes are known for their clean, simple aesthetic, making their homeware lines an invaluable source for a minimalist traveler's dream dinner table. Here are a few pieces I'm looking to add to my collection.

The Megalomaniac Next Door: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of LFO

Dan Persons | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Not all megalomaniacs are preening, medal-bedecked-uniform-wearing, sociopathic assholes. Sometimes they're mousy, tatty, middle-class husbands with a basement full of electronic equipment and a murderous secret to hide.

Kurdish Soccer Team Sparks Swedish FA Ire Over Battle for Kobani, Sparks Debate on What Is Politics?

James Dorsey | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The dispute over the nature of Dalkurd's support for Kobani raises the question of what the border line is, if there is one, between humanitarian and political aid to groups in distress as a result of conflict as well as the double standards applied by some Western nations.