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5 Bars in Wildly Unexpected Places

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By Sarah Bruning, More from Condé Nast Traveler: Weird Natural Wonders You Won't Believe Are Real Stop Visiting These Pl...

Sweden Tests Medieval King's Bones For Historical Clues

AP | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) — Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Eri...

5 Must-Try International Takes On Macaroni & Cheese

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.20.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Of course, not all macaroni and cheese is made alike.

Refugee Faces Deportation Until Plane Passengers Intervene In Inspiring Move Of Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact

Last week, an Iranian man reluctantly boarded a plane in Sweden. The refugee was being forced to return to his native country, where his life would li...

Youth Help Little Victims of Plight

Suna Senman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

As little victims of plight, the children miss out on natural development through play and education. These children need the same care and security as any child in the world.

Go Plant Your Magazine!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Go plant your magazine! That's right. Belgian magazine Humo embedded flower seeds in one of its editions, telling readers to simply bury the page in ...

The Ryan Budget Is an Affront to Economics and American History

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Paul Ryan has issued a new proposal to cut the budget even further, to the point where most unemployment programs will be half the size that they were during the Reagan administration. This is a cruel, counterproductive path we are on, and that is not a statement of mere opinion.

Community Reacts To Graffiti Attack On School In Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

A Swedish school that includes Judaic studies in its curriculum was recently the target of anti-Semitic graffiti. But after Vasa Real school in centra...

Sweden and America Link Arms on Development Assistance

Mark Brzezinski | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Mark Brzezinski

Development agencies in the United States and Sweden have partnered up in the fight against extreme poverty. Disbursing over $36 billion in official development assistance during 2012, they have long been two of the top donors of foreign aid.

Breathtaking Photos of Lighthouses in Winter

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Yes, it's still freezing outside but these picturesque towers light up snow-covered landscapes and provide spectacular views. Glass half-full, remember?

France Takes First Steps Towards Abolition of Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

The Nordic Model, as this set of laws is known, views the sex trade as irreconcilable with gender equality and refuses to consider prostitution as inevitable.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Gay Marriage Stabilizes Families | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than three years after he decided the Justice Department should no longer defend the provisions of a law banning the federal govern...

Man Offers Would-Be Burglar Coffee After Failed Break-In

Posted 01.28.2014 | World

A botched break-in ended quite unexpectedly for one suspect in Sweden -- with coffee and conversation. According to local reports, homeowner Tomas ...

Immigrants Benefit Host Nations' Economies, so Why Is Public Perception Negative?

Pro Journo | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Pro Journo

By Anna Leijonhufvud, Bachelors of Financial Economics student at the University of St Andrews Almira is one of many millions of immigrants who every...

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Diplomacy 3.0 Starts in Stockholm

Andreas Sandre | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Andreas Sandre

While we have not yet outgrown Twitter and Facebook -- still key ingredients for any government's digital strategy -- foreign policy is fast moving towards more innovative ways to change its elitist undertones and become a truly participatory, collaborative forum.

5 Stargazing Spots That Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

There's nothing like looking up at a clear night sky and getting lost in the stars. Whether or not you can name the constellations, stargazing is ...

Ghost of a Chance: A New Paradigm for Pop Music Success?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost's success continues unabated with the release of an EP entitled If You Have Ghosts, which was produced by none other than legendary musician/rock impresario David Grohl (who also contributed as a drummer).

Swedish Minister Ridiculed Over Spoof Pot Article

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's justice minister is facing ridicule for posting a spoof article about marijuana-linked deaths on her Facebook page along w...

De Blasio Is No Socialist

Sven Carlsson | Posted 03.11.2014 | New York
Sven Carlsson

If there were a time for New York to shift progressive, this would be it. The city's demographics favor liberal candidates, and the gap between rich and poor is so significant that running on a platform to fight it will get you 73 percent of the vote.

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

A War in Time of Peace: 'Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves' Revisited

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

There's a modern postscript to Gardell's drama: Benjamin visits Rasmus' grave for the first time and learns that a year after Rasmus died his father also died, perhaps of remorse and his mother was condemned to live on another 20 lonely years.

You Wish You Were Here Tonight

trivago | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel

The Christmas Market sprouted up centuries ago in Austria, Germany, northern Italy and northern France. From one of the oldest markets in Germany to some lesser-known gems, this hotel search website has compiled a list of top spots in Europe to sip on that mulled wine in the winter air.

If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.

20 Coziest Countryside Getaways in North America and Europe

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

A drop in temperature isn't all bad though, because it means cuddling up to a fire and sipping hot cocoa (or something stiffer).