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Chuck Berry wins 2014 Polar music prize
Chuck Berry performing in Oslo in 2007. Hakon Mosvold Larsen /Scanpix Norway

Chuck Berry wins 2014 Polar music prize

The Polar music prizes were handed out in Stockholm on Tuesday night, with Chuck Berry and theatre director Peter Sellars sharing one million kronor ($153,000) in prizes. READ  

Property of the Week
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Kungsholmen has more singles than any other part of Sweden. Photo: Fastighetsbyrån

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

What does a one-room apartment in the capital of Swedish singles look like? You're about to find out - take a peek at the property of the week. READ  

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Are you a graduate? Insure your income in Sweden

Are you a graduate? Insure your income in Sweden

If there was an A-Z of living and working in Sweden, then top of the list of would be a-kassa. To spell it out, they are the organizations that offer unemployment insurance. READ  

Fashion Week
The Local's ultimate A - Z of Swedish fashion
A fashion show in Stockholm. Photo: Christine Ohlsson/TT

The Local's ultimate A - Z of Swedish fashion

Fashion Week struts onto the catwalk on Tuesday, and it's critical to be prepared. Want to know who are Sweden's best ateliers, fashion labels and most stylish fashionistas? The Local revisits the ultimate A to Z guide of Swedish fashion. READ  

Stockholm
What do the Swedes do when summer's over?
Photo: Isabela Vrba

What do the Swedes do when summer's over?

The heatwave is well and truly over, the days are getting shorter, and winter is coming. With this in mind, The Local's Isabela Vrba chatted to ten Stockholmers about how they plan to tackle the autumn. READ  

Swedes spend fortune on nail polish trend
Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Swedes spend fortune on nail polish trend

Swedes are spending more than ever on makeup - and a growing chunk is going directly to their fingernails, new figures showed on Friday. READ  

Sweden orders textbook on Roma discrimination
A Romani language class in Malmö. Photo: Drago Prvulovic/TT

Sweden orders textbook on Roma discrimination

The Swedish government has asked a new commission to create school materials based on a white paper documenting Swedish discrimination of Roma. READ  

What's On in Sweden

What's On in Sweden

Autumn has arrived in Sweden, which means grey skies are approaching. But summer goes out with a skip, hop, and a bang - the annual Color Run is taking place in Stockholm this weekend. READ  

Surströmmingspremiär
Swedes celebrate first day of smelly fish season
Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

Swedes celebrate first day of smelly fish season

On the third Thursday of each August, Swedes celebrate the start of the fermented herring season. The Local finds out more about the worst-smelling food on earth, and collects some of the best reaction videos. READ  

The Local List
What Sweden means to you in just one Tweet
Photos: Shutterstock/Imagebank Sweden

What Sweden means to you in just one Tweet

The Local Sweden has been asking readers to squeeze their view of Sweden into just 140 characters or less. Here's what you came up with up for #SwedeninaTweet. READ  

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Fastighetsbyrån

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

Ever wanted to live in a loft-like apartment on the hip district of Södermalm, with a view like something out of a colourful children's book? Check out The Local's Property of the Week. READ  

JobTalk Sweden
The Swedish mentor (and why you may need one)
The road to mentorship. Photo:Shutterstock.

The Swedish mentor (and why you may need one)

Sometimes the key to advancing your Swedish career is latching onto a mentor. A career expert talks us through exactly what a mentor does, how you can get one for yourself, and why you might need one. READ  

Food agency warns girls: 'Don't eat stinky fish'
This herring sandwich might look appetizing, but girls should keep their distance. Photo: Leif R Jansson/TT

Food agency warns girls: 'Don't eat stinky fish'

Young women and girls should stay away from herring, the Swedish National Food Agency has warned, as both the fermented and fresh varieties can harm fetuses and infants. READ  

Stockholm braces for zombie invasion
Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Stockholm braces for zombie invasion

Stockholm is preparing itself for a zombie invasion this weekend, as the walking dead hit the streets in droves for the annual Zombie Walk. READ  

Swedish politician proposes ban on begging
Photo: Leif R Jansson/TT

Swedish politician proposes ban on begging

A Moderate Party MP sparked a debate on Wednesday when she said that she wanted to ban begging from the streets of Sweden. READ  

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25 August

Hit och dit, här och där (The Swedish Teacher) »

" Hej igen! A common challenge for Swedish language students are the location adverbs hit/här, dit/där, hem/hemma etc. Some of the location adverbs come in two versions. We should use one type of location adverb when we use a verb describes where we are, and we should use the other type of location adverb when we the verb..." READ »

 

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The Dollar Store (Blogweiser) »

"A dollar store in Sweden. Blog post: http://t.co/tNuuvcP1q0 #USD #greenbacks #sweden #sverige pic.twitter.com/RHFAYf7U1k — Joel Sherwood (@joeldsherwood) August 23, 2014 There’s a chain here in Sweden called The DollarStore. This name always stood out to me in a country where they don’t use dollars. I went there for the first time this weekend. They actually accepted greenbacks..." READ »

 
 
 
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