Hygge from coast to coast
 Fika, fredagsmys and hygge - more useful Scandinavian word exports than ombudsman? 
Building tall in Sweden
Today, there are not many skyscrapers in Sweden, but this may change within a few years.  
The West Coast's first festival of the year is for everyone
Annual Sacramento Scandinavian Festival - all you never knew you wanted to know about the Nordic countries. And then some. 
Visiting Stockholm this spring?
If you can, take time off to visit Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde not far from downtown. 
A data-driven mindset
Despite its potential, a recent Swedish survey suggests few know how AI can benefit them. 
Best burgers in Europe
The list of 50 Best Burgers in Europe from Big 7 readers. 
Artist making statements in DC
Don't miss 'Siri Berg: Statements' at The House of Sweden, now opened and running until May 12. 
The Baltic at Skansen
The open-air museum is set to open a wet new knowledge center on April 12: The Baltic Sea Science Center. 
Solar Egg: Reflections in Minneapolis
The installation by ASI by two Swedish artists offers an opportunity for a sauna session in the institute's courtyard. 
Suspected money laundering   Multi-billion amounts may have been laundered through Swedbank, according to an investigative reporting team... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
No help for ISIS Swedes  Donald Trump has urged European countries to take back their respective IS members captured... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Russian jet provocation  A Russian fighter jet flew just 70 feet (20 meters) from a Swedish signal... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
More foreign students   The number of international students at universities and colleges in Stockholm keeps rising and... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Raising the Swedish retirement age
Parties in Sweden have agreed on a proposal that will be sent to the Riksdag to increase the retirement age.  

Swish challenges other card services
 Next time you go, bring cash after all - there are occasions where debit or credit won't do. 
Sweden ranks high among Best Countries
Best in the world for women, raising children and green living. 
How are those New Year's resolutions going?
The way you formulate your resolution makes you more or less likely to be successful. 
Lousiana Landscapes
A painter and woodcarver from Smaland in Sweden's south made New Orleans home. 
A lesser known chapter in an icon's life
The film 'Becoming Astrid' about Astrid Lindgren opens with scenes of the beloved author late in life. 
Ten years of Scandinavian theater in New York
... offering contemporary plays and inventive takes on the classics from all of the Nordic countries. 
Winter concert in New York City
A beacon of light during a slow and dark time of the year and an opportunity to enjoy some of New York’s finest Scandinavian musicians on stage. 
Destination New Orleans
Visiting the Big Easy you'll be unable to miss the Swedish-run Trolley Stop Cafe. 

Stockholm City Hall
 A short walkabout at one of Stockholm's most famous buildings.  
Through Sweden by electric car  Sweden is long - close to 1,000 miles from top to bottom. Is it... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Slight increase on home prices  Prices for single-family homes rose two percent over the period August - October compared... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
IKEA express delivery  Ikea is testing to deliver e-commerce goods to smart cabinets from the start up... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Swedes are more connected than ever
The dividing line is no longer between those who use the internet and those who don't but between frequent and rare users.  
Nordic online sales on the increase  In the Nordic region, online sales increased 11 percent over the same period last... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
30% European on Netflix  The European Parliament voted in favor of a proposal for new regulations that force... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Harvesting light  Swedish startup Epishine, founded in 2016, is working to produce cheap, scalable and climate-smart... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

Learning (and teaching) Swedish
 As we work on offering you more opportunities to practice your Swedish, we had the opportunity to hear from a teacher of Swedish in Sweden.  

Travel in Sweden, top to bottom
 Whether you want your holiday to provide you with a rush of adrenaline, a bit of peace and quiet, an enriching cultural experience or a combination of the three, the old country might just be the ideal destination.  
Blue and yellow: the Swedish national costume
We wanted to offer a little history on nationella draekten, the national costume, and in our research we discovered there is more to the blue and yellow than meets the eye. 
Celebrating Strong Swedish Women
In observance of the International Women's Day: Swedish history seen from a woman's perspective 
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