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Norwegian managers are not popular in Thailand

Norwegian companies with branches in Thailand might do well to hire Swedes or Danes as middle managers. Norwegians in Thailand are seen as strict and critical.

Young political candidates are gaining ground

Researchers look at the effects of giving 16-year olds the right to vote in selected municipalities.

Female gamers risk weight gains

Young women who play computer games an hour or more per day have a higher chance of getting fat than ones who don’t. The Swedish study oddly found no comparable results among male gamers.

The power of popularity: impact of the cool kids on teaching

Pupils who are popular dominate more than the halls and yards of the school campus. They also have the greatest influence on teaching in the classroom.

Archaeological discovery in Sweden reveals site of Stone Age rituals

Archaeologists unearth a 9,000-year-old ritual site in a Swedish cave on an island with a long history of superstition and witchcraft.

The art behind the perfect pause

Research shows that a half second can do the trick.

Archaeological breakthrough could solve the mystery of Greenland’s Vikings

Archaeologists develop new method, which might finally tell us why the Vikings migrated to Greenland.

Internet sparks local political engagement

Social media are among the new forms of e-democracy that are taking hold in Norway and elsewhere. And the public increasingly expects online access to their politicians and communities.

Sound focus on health or eating disorder in disguise?

According to the fitness bloggers, the ideal female body is supposed to be slim, muscular, feminine and strong. However, the eating and workout regimes they promote are so strict, that even the bloggers themselves almost fail to follow them.

Trust makes our hearts beat as one

People who trust each other often find their hearts beat in step with one another when collaborating on a task. Scientists are puzzled by the phenomenon.

Wrong type of praise can be demotivating

Positive feedback can cause stress and influence performance negatively, shows Swedish study.

Offering free kindergarten is only a first step

Low-income families in Norway are offered 20 hours of free kindergarten a week, but more services are needed to even out inequalities among school children, says researcher.


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