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How to make this delicious Swedish crayfish pasta
Swedish crayfish pasta. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Combine the Swedish favourite of crayfish with pasta to impress with this simple yet tasty dish.

Homes
In pictures: eight of Sweden's most colourful homes
Don't be afraid of colour. Photo: Wrede Fastighetsmäkleri

Tired of Scandinavian black and white design? Houzz.se's Amanda Strömberg guides you to some inspiring colourful homes in Sweden – because they do exist.

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Queen's 'adorable' phone case makes Rio headlines
Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustav at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Sweden's Queen Silvia's Olympic selfie did not go unnoticed.

Revealed: Sweden's ten most popular brands
Gentleman looks tempted by Marabou chocolate. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

The results are in, and there's good news for chocolate and cheese lovers.

Homes
In pictures: Decorate your tiny apartment the Swedish way
Swedish blogger Josefin Dahlberg's apartment. Photo: Nadja Endler

Do you find it difficult to make the most of a small apartment? Houzz.se's Amanda Strömberg finds seven perfect examples of clever tricks in Sweden.

The Local List
Six money-saving hacks for students in Sweden
Make the most of university life in Sweden. Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Worried about having a tight budget as a student in Sweden? The Local rounds up six of our favourite things you can save money on while studying there.

Homes
In pictures: Five top design exhibitions in Stockholm
Andy Warhol at Artipelag. Photo: Houzz Sverige Stockholm

Are you spending what's left of the summer in the capital? Houzz.se's Antonia Wiklund guides you to the five hottest design exhibitions right now.

The Local List
How to survive a Swedish crayfish party
A crayfish party can be a bigger ordeal than it first seems. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

Felling anxious about your first ever crayfish party? Fortunately, The Local can help you survive.

Homes
In pictures: Seven signs you're on top of Nordic trends
Scandinavian style. Photo: Bouger Stockholm

Want to show your guests that you're on top of Swedish design trends? Antonia Wiklund from Houzz.se lists seven secret signs in your home.

The Local List
Five handy hacks to help you survive living with Swedes
Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

The Local details five things worth knowing if you want to survive renting in one of Sweden's huge apartment blocks.

Would you wear this bizarre Swedish poo emoji sweater?
Poo at premium prices. Photo: Acne Studios

Always wanted a poo-branded sweater from a high fashion brand? Sweden's Acne Studios can make your dreams come true.

The Local List
18 mistakes foreigners make when first moving to Sweden
Dressing up as an elk is never a mistake. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

So you think you can handle Sweden?

Sweden to investigate citizens' sex lives
It has been 20 years since the last in-depth study of the sex habits of Swedes. Photo: Tammy McGary/Flickr

The Swedish government is to launch a major study of the sex lives of its citizens after reports that lovemaking is on the wane.

Northern Dispatches
'Moving to northern Sweden was the best thing we've done'
Photo: FB

In his farewell column, The Local’s northern Sweden correspondent, Paul Connolly, looks back at his first four years in Sweden.

The Local List
Reasons why Stockholm Pride is simply awesome
Photo: Annika af Klercker/TT.

Stockholm's Pride festival culminates on Saturday with a parade – and more than a few parties. Here's why we think it's pretty amazing.

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