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Slithering symbolism

A bearded man wears a long robe with a bare chest; in his hand, he holds a wooden staff with a serpent coiled around it. Does this figure ring any bells? If not, you clearly have not heard of Asclepios.  The legend of Asclepios Original file by Michael F. Mehnert, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Asclepios represents the ...

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The Season of Festivities

A crowd of people, swathed in pinks and oranges.

Spring – a fresh start. Flowers blossom by the sidewalk. Birds start to sing. Bees start to buzz. People put away their winter clothes to embrace the warmer days. This scenario has been romantically idealized for centuries now. Spring brings forth a breath of fresh air – one that is brimming with rejuvenation, youth, and hope. Symbolically, the mesmerizing season ...

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Keep calm and brunch on

There are only two reasons to get out of bed on the weekend: Scheduled laundry & Brunch. Oh the glorious brunch, the young hipster’s favourite meal of the day. It is simultaneously the perfect cure for that ‘one rum coke too many’ hangover and a much needed push to start the dissertation writing day. Luckily for us, Stockholm has quite ...

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The justifiable procrastination guide

Dear fellow student, we know how hard it gets when you are overwhelmed with assignments, group work, lectures and laboratory reports. We know that you sometimes fall into the warm lands of procrastination and spend your time watching cat videos only to feel guilty afterwards. Worry no more! Medicor is here to guide you through a more satisfying, productive and ...

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Should you be working right now instead of reading this?

Dear Procrastinator. This is for you. Tick tock. Tick tock. Yes, your clock is ticking and once again you have lost 30 minutes of your precious final hours to a series of pointless cat videos. Your deadline is fast approaching and you are blaming yourself for starting so extremely late. You stress, you suffer, you hate your past you for ...

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Green Essentials for Sustainable Memories

Backpacker on a train station

The idea of embarking on environmentally-friendly travels has become a trending goal as we become more consciously aware of sustainability. However, the practicalities of this goal, while still being able to enjoy our well-deserved vacation, are difficult to manage. Then how exactly should we travel in style and in comfort, but still minimize our carbon footprints that trek across the ...

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New to Sweden? – Tips on How to Fit in the Swedish Culture

Sweden in flag pattern

Upon leaving the aircraft, I knew it was the beginning of another new adventure. If you are an international student like me, who loves to travel the world and takes education partly as an excuse, then you know that the adrenaline rush of discovering another land is indescribable. The process of trying to resettle, readapt, familiarize and reconstruct life is ...

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A night out? Dig deeper

Nighttime concert

Berlin, London or Amsterdam are usually the go-to cities for a great night out. Is Stockholm on the list? Rarely, yet somewhat undeservedly so. When I first moved to Sweden and asked where to go for a night out, all roads led to Stureplan. (Un)fortunately, it did not take me long to realize that it could not give me the ...

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Graduation Traditions Around the Globe

Graduation traditions

From raw eggs and flour to tailor-made hats and rings You’ve done it, you’ve survived. After the copious amounts of caffeine-fuelled confusion, late night stress and maybe even exam hall terror, you have endured and you have now finally reached the bliss of graduation. The future looks bright and you are ready and enthusiastic to embark on the next adventure ...

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City Bikes: The good, the bad and the ugly

According to a Danish study, every kilometer you cycle, society gains around 2,1 kronor, but every kilometer you drive, it loses 1,5 kronor. I know. These numbers are quite abstract and probably do not resonate with you. So how about this; with every cyclist gained in a city, a subway or bus commuter is lost. If you have experienced and ...

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