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CHARTS: 10 Ways America Has Become A Low-Tax Country

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

Whether a country has high taxes or low taxes would seem to be a straightforward question. Yet in the United States, the debate rages on. This wee...

Happily Succumbing to Hygge in Skagen

Meg Pier | Posted 08.09.2011 | Travel
Meg Pier

In my ongoing encounters with life's unknowns, I try to remember my Danish lesson in going with the flow. 2011-06-09-skagen.jpg

Happy Birthday Paul Gauguin!

Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts

On June 7, 1848 Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris France. He was an important figure in the Symbolist movement and his bold experiments with...

Homemade Rocket Launched Over Baltic Sea

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Two Danish space enthusiasts on Friday successfully launched a homemade unmanned 30-foot (9-meter) rocket over the Baltic ...

Marmite Lovers & Haters Take To Twitter After Denmark Ban

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home

With news that Denmark has banned the sale of Marmite, the polarizing yeast extract popular on toast, legions of Marmite lovers and haters have taken ...

Denmark Bans Marmite

The Guardian | Jason Heppenstall in Copenhagen | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home

According to the advert, you either love it or hate it. As far as Marmite goes, the Danish government hates the stuff. That at least is the conclusion...

It's Different in Denmark

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 07.24.2011 | Travel
Terry Kelhawk

When excitement slacks for a moment, imagine those around you Viking-clad and holding a bloody spear. But this century, courtesy rules.

10 Countries With The Worst Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

Of all the effects of the economic crisis, perhaps one of the least visible, but most consequential has been the rising rate of income inequality arou...

Eating Death With Scandinavian Cooking Collective NaCl

Kalle Bergman | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home
Kalle Bergman

NaCl is a Scandinavian collective of cooks that take haute cuisine experiments out of the high tech kitchens and onto the customer's plates. I sat dow...

See The World's Best (And Worst) Places To Be A Mom

Posted 07.08.2011 | World

Norwegian moms have an extra special reason to feel proud this Mother's Day, as their nation has just been ranked the world's best place to be a mothe...

Yoani Sánchez Forbidden by Cuba to Collect Her Award; CEPOS Freedom Prize Presented in Absentia

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Yoani Sánchez -- the world-renowned Cuban blogger and philologist -- will be honored here with the inaugural Freedom Award by CEPOS. But there's one oddity: Yoani is forbidden to leave her country to accept the award.

Which Countries Are Thriving Worldwide?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

The Danes have a reason to celebrate this week, as Denmark takes the top spot as the most "thriving" nation in the world, according to a newly release...

Hedonism, Sustainability, & Comic Books: 'Yes Is More'

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"This idea of evolution rather than revolution, inclusivism rather than exclusivism." Bjarke Ingels beams p...

Weekly Pulse: GOP Would Privatize Medicare, Gut Medicaid

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a draft budget resolution for 2012. Ryan's program would pr...

Denmark Company Supplies Major U.S. Executioners

Amnesty International | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck has sold pentobarbital to four of the most prolific executing states in the U.S.

HuffPost Review: Oscar-Winner In a Better World, and Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.30.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

In her Oscar-winning film In a Better World, Danish director Susanne Bier has the audacity to enter places where madness and inhumanity flourish.

Can the Better Place Model Drive EVs to the Future?

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Developed by Israelis, Better Place is not an automotive company, but an infrastructure enterprise. And I am not convinced electric car manufacturers will succeed, despite all the hoopla.

Pirated Danish Family Anchor Near Somalia

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Danish family kidnapped by pirates has reached Somalia's coastline, officials and a pirate said Wednesday, likely meaning a l...

First European Leader Calls On Mubarak To Resign

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — Denmark's prime minister became the first European Union leader to publicly urge embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step d...

Five Day Trips From Copenhagen, Denmark (PHOTOS)

CheapOair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
CheapOair

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Where Have You Been?

Jenny Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jenny Block

Where have I traveled and where have I been in the last five years or so? What I discovered from my list is that the more aware I was forced to be, the more enjoyable the experience.

Prophet Cartoon Paper Terror Plot Foiled; 5 Arrested In Denmark Before 'Imminent Attack'

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Police in Denmark and Sweden said they thwarted a terrorist attack possibly hours before it was to begin Wednesday, arrest...

Kransekage: The Danish New Year's Cake

Kalle Bergman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kalle Bergman

This marzipan based cake is traditionally served in layers of wreaths, topped with frosting and sometimes chocolate or almonds, eaten together with Champagne at midnight.

Europe Snow Storm Closes Airports: London Heathrow Closed Until Sunday

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

LONDON — Blizzards and freezing temperatures shut down runways, train tracks and highways across Europe on Saturday, disrupting flights and leav...

The World Bank Steps in to Save the Day??

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancún, Mexico - As climate change increases, the World Bank is stepping up its funding for developing nations. On the agenda at this year's COP 16, ...