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How Stockholm’s cold climate boosts creativity

How Stockholm's cold climate boosts creativity
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Picture the scene: Dusk begins to settle on Stockholm, magnifying the glow from the candle-lit windows that warm the city. Frost invades the Swedish capital as quickly as the sun fades, the vicious bite of the ice ushering people indoors. It’s dark, it’s cold and (this is the best part) it’s only 3pm!

But no matter how harsh or relentless the winter here may be, Swedes don’t go into hibernation, and Stockholm does not do long winter naps.

On the contrary: it’s during these long, cold winters, that Stockholm arguably makes its name as the Creative Capital of the World…

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