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Why the Happiest Place on Earth is Actually Copenhagen

Cruiseline.com | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Regularly topping official global happiness surveys, this compact historic city of 1.2 million offers such an irresistible mix of cozy storybook charm and 21st-century cool, you too may want to move here ... immediately.

Earth: Game Over?

John Feffer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
John Feffer

The United Nations recently released another in its series of reports on climate change. This one tries to put a price tag on what we need to do over the next 15-20 years to stop the global mercury from rising.

Yahya Hassan: Poems of Rage

Louisiana Channel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Meet the 18-year-old sensation Yahya Hassan, who has written literary history in Denmark with his powerful, personal poems criticizing his family and Muslims in the Danish welfare system.

There's Always Someone Jewish

Kipp Friedman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Kipp Friedman

"Nice hamsa!" said the young barista as we passed by the little coffee shop during an overnight ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen. My wife, Anne, and I w...

The World's Most Social Travel Destinations

minube | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
minube

They say "there's no place like home," but we finally put it to the test! The travel site minube along with over 100 tourism boards from Iowa to Indon...

A Global Action Leadership School in the Making

Otto Scharmer | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Otto Scharmer

I had an interesting week. On Monday I attended a book launch event in Denmark. The idea of the organizers was to create a "Nordic Forum" to bring together leaders and change-makers from many systems and sectors who are using awareness-based technologies of change.

Blooming Spring: European Hotlist 2014

Gogobot | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Stuck in snowstorms and sub-zeros? Spring from the pits of winter hibernation to sun-kissed blossoms in Europe. Spring is exquisite in the continent steeped in history, cultivated in culture and bursting with beauty.

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...

Top 10 Carnival Traditions

Cheapflights | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

With roots in the Christian celebrations leading up to Lent, a time of fasting and restraint, this is the time of year to let loose.

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

Denmark's Controversial Halal And Kosher Slaughter Ban Comes Into Effect

Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

Denmark's controversial ban on slaughtering conscious animals went into effect on Monday and has already come under fire from Jewish and Muslim groups...

Danish Zoo Has No Plans To Kill Second Giraffe Named Marius

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green

COPENHAGEN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Animal lovers enraged by Copenhagen Zoo's decision to kill a giraffe last week could barely contain their anger when ...

Copenhagen Sketch

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Copenhagen. Royal Library of Denmark. The paradox of a monarchy, a real one, scrupulously attached to its etiquette and protocol, as I had the chance to observe at a gala last night at the French embassy, but one that is also, and without any contradiction, one of the most egalitarian societies that I can name.

Danish Zoo May Kill ANOTHER Healthy Giraffe

Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

It seems it's been a rather unlucky week for Danish giraffes named Marius. According to Reuters, the Jyllands Park Zoo in Videbæk, Denmark, has sa...

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

The Bottom Line On Improving Social Mobility In The U.S.

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Nigel Barber

If we want to improve social mobility in this country to what it is in Europe, then we need to do more to reduce childhood poverty.

'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

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

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
OECD

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?

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Thermal Hole, Megadrought Now? and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Find the news below grim? Remember that you can make a difference by switching to clean energy, whether or not you own a home. Check out how others ar...

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.

Even More Denmark: A Gathering of Chocolate and Beer

Dark Rye | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Danes are making our holidays sweeter than ever. Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, in particular, is brewing up some celebratory specials.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Calls to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...

'A Message From Denmark About Humanity From the Past and for the Future'

András Simonyi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
András Simonyi

It takes conscious action and courage. Modern problems of persecution have roots that are as old as humankind itself, and we in turn have some experience overcoming such challenges. It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

This Is How Strong Winds Were During Europe's 'Stormageddon'

Posted 10.29.2013 | World

As many in the United Kingdom recovered from the severe storm that battered parts of the region Sunday, residents of other nations in western Europe p...