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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. Story by: Olivia Miossec 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 ...

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Where did my creativity go? … and how do I get it back?

Creativity, noun. Stems from the adjective creative. It is common knowledge that creativity describes the ability to produce ideas and items with originality and artistry. Yet, creativity is much easier defined than executed. Story by: Anna Boystova & Isabelle Wemar A prime example of this, is that we began this article with a definition of the word creativity, rather than ...

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A short introduction to Swedish literature

It is said that the best way to get to know a country is to read its literature. Actually, that is not a saying yet, but it should be one! Because what can be more informative than what a nation’s finest have put in print? When asked what Swedish books they know, many people will probably only come up with ...

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Ballet for beginners: A review of Misommarnattsdröm at Kungliga operan

Despite coming from the land that gave us Billy Elliot, I’ve never really been interested in the ballet. However, living in Stockholm and having the Kungliga Operan showing Midsommarnattsdröm on my doorstep, how could I resist attending my very first ballet performance? Story by: Ben Libberton My friends and I arrived just in time which actually means, we arrived a ...

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Connecting through words: The power of conversation

Have you ever met somebody for the first time and felt it was impossible to get the conversation to flow? We have all been there, and some of us tend to struggle with this more than others. But even for those of you who normally feel at ease chatting with people, have you ever wondered: how good are you really ...

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Vågar du prata svenska?: 8 ways to overcome the anxiety of speaking Swedish

If you are trying to learn Swedish, you may have already discovered that this is no small feat. There are free courses you can take (Swedish for immigrants or [email protected]), as well as a range of apps and websites (Duolingo, Memrise, Rosetta Stone), which will boost your reading, vocabulary, and grammar skills. But daring to incorporate speaking Swedish in your ...

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Kicking off the spring with Stockholm Culture Night

Spring has finally arrived in Sweden, and this year’s Culture Night event on April 21st has made Stockholm a wonderfully vibrant city. This is a Saturday when many museums and workshops open to visitors for free and and offer a variety of events. Whether you are a fan of opera or a follower of iconoclastic fashion, whether you are interested ...

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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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Frames 2018 – Spotlight on Women

Movies directed by women and/or about women filled Klarabiografen in Stockholms Kulturhuset Stadsteatern for the whole weekend of 15-18 March. The Portuguese film festival Frames has been organised yearly since 2013, with the double aim of becoming a gathering point for the Portuguese community in Sweden as well as to show the Swedish audience new and upcoming artists from Portugal. ...

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Introduction to Swedish Literature

11 Swedish literary treasures you must read this winter

Joanne Bakker It is said that the best way to get to know a country is to read its literature. Actually, that is not a saying yet, but it should be one! Because what can be more informative than what a nation’s finest have put in print? When asked what Swedish books they know, many people will probably only come ...

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