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Five fun events to make you laugh in Sweden
The circus is coming to town. Photo: Mats Bäcker/Underart/Cirkus Cirkör

Five fun events to make you laugh in Sweden

1 day ago

Swedes are a surprisingly fun, as well as funny, bunch. Here are five events we hope will put a smile on your face this week as well as our regular interactive calendar of all the top events around Sweden.

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Seven bizarre Swedish academic traditions
Student life in Lund, southern Sweden. Photo: Johan Nilsson/SCANPIX

Seven bizarre Swedish academic traditions

2 days ago

As thousands of students flock to Sweden's university towns for the start of the semester, The Local guides you through the top academic traditions you need to know about.

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'Sweden should target women extremists more'
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'Sweden should target women extremists more'

3 days ago

Female extremism is a growing problem in Sweden and the government should do more to prevent it, argue Jessica Katz and Katarina Tracz from the Stockholm Free World Forum.

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'What can I bring to Sweden that is unique?'
Trevor Adams from Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Private

'What can I bring to Sweden that is unique?'

August 31, 2015

Trevor Adams, 23, tells The Local how he went from washing dishes to running his own restaurant franchise after turning his weakness in the Swedish jobs market into a unique strength.

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How to make Swedish blueberry compote
It's the perfect time to pick your own blueberries in Sweden. Photo: TT

How to make Swedish blueberry compote

August 28, 2015

August is blueberry season in Sweden. Whether you pick your own or buy in bulk from the supermarket, don't miss John Duxbury's favourite recipe for creating this delicious compote, perfect with toast, yoghurt, pancakes or waffles.

Opinion
'Sweden should help foreign entrepreneurs'
Should Sweden help foreign-born entrepreneurs more? Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

'Sweden should help foreign entrepreneurs'

August 25, 2015

It is important for immigrants to get on to the Swedish jobs ladder. But too much focus is being placed on traditional employment instead of encouraging entrepreneurship, argues Mariah ben Salem Dynehäll.

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'You get street smart when you live in Malmö'
The scene of an explosion in the Möllevången area of Malmö in August. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

'You get street smart when you live in Malmö'

August 24, 2015

Since the start of the new year Malmö has on average been rocked by an explosion a week. The deputy police chief and residents speak to The Local about the Swedish city's summer of violence.

My Swedish Career
'Japan inspired us to make a drink for Swedes'
Lukas Von Grebmer (right) and the co-founders of Akuo. Photo: Akuo

'Japan inspired us to make a drink for Swedes'

August 24, 2015

Three years ago, four international students in Stockholm invented a drink to improve concentration. Italian-born Lukas Von Grebmer explains how they went on to co-found a company that's proved to be thirsty work, but highly rewarding.

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Five ways to race to the end of Sweden's summer
A previous Color Run. Photo: Jens Skovgaard

Five ways to race to the end of Sweden's summer

August 22, 2015

If you're bored by the idea of a standard 10km running event or a session at the gym, check out these incredibly inventive races still to take place in Sweden before the end of the summer. They all look very fun to watch, too.

The Local Guide
How to steer Sweden's crazy rental market
Accommodation in Sweden is a big talking point. Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson/Image Bank Sweden

How to steer Sweden's crazy rental market

August 21, 2015

Whether you've moved to Sweden to study or are about to get kicked out of your third short sublet in a year, don't miss The Local's ultimate guide to tackling one of the trickiest rental markets in Europe in 2015.

What's on in Sweden
Five events to keep you calm after the holidays
Photo: Kundalini Yoga Centre, Stockholm

Five events to keep you calm after the holidays

August 19, 2015

Feeling stressed back at work following your summer break? Here's our pick of relaxing events in Sweden over the next seven days as well as our regular interactive guide to the biggest cultural, sporting and family activities across the country.

The Local List
Five snappy facts about Swedish crayfish
A Swedish crayfish. Photo: Anders Holm/Image Bank Sweden

Five snappy facts about Swedish crayfish

August 19, 2015

Swedes are obsessed with crayfish and in August, when the annual fishing season starts, families up and down the nation hold parties to celebrate. But what's so special about the tasty crustaceans? Feast your eyes on our top trivia.

Opinion
Five things you never get used to in Sweden

Five things you never get used to in Sweden

August 17, 2015

The Local's northern Sweden reporter Paul Connolly truly loves his adopted home. But after three years of living in Scandinavia, he's convinced there are at least five Swedish habits and traditions he will never come to terms with.

My Swedish Career
'I thought to myself: what have I done with my life?'
Chen Zijia Pennie from Shanghai. Photo: Private

'I thought to myself: what have I done with my life?'

August 17, 2015

In this week's My Swedish Career feature, Chen Zijia Pennie from China tells The Local of how she moved to Stockholm to work as a teacher – and ended up learning a lot about herself in the process.

The Local Recipes
How to make seasonal Swedish mushroom toast
Mushrooms on toast. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make seasonal Swedish mushroom toast

August 14, 2015

Swedes love picking wild mushrooms in late summer and autumn. A great way to eat them is fried in butter on toast. Food writer John Duxbury shares his best recipe with The Local.

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