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The urban space is sexualised and misogynistic

“Our unconsciousness is shaped by sexist messages from advertisements. The public urban space in one of the world’s most gender equal countries is not designed for women,” according to social geographer Emma Arnold.

Doping scandal covered very differently by Swedish and Norwegian media

There’s a long-standing rivalry between Sweden and Norway that plays out in sports competitions, such as Nordic skiing. When one of Norway’s biggest cross-country skiing stars tested positive for doping, the Swedish press covered the matter much more aggressively than Norwegian journalists.

Still embarrassing to talk about menstruation

Did you run home to your parents full of joy to tell them loudly and proudly about your first period? Did you look forward to telling your brother? Most probably not.

Norway is the best country for retirees

Your future as a retiree will depend in large part on where in the world you live. Switzerland, Iceland, and Norway stand out as the best countries for retirees.

A visit to Rome using centuries-old guidebooks

"There were big differences in what people thought was important and noteworthy, beautiful or ugly," says Anna Blennow.

The researcher who became a stand-up comic

Marianna Keisalo defied her own nerves to become a stand-up comic in Denmark and Finland. “It’s given me an entirely new perspective on humour.”

Diversity leads to greater social coherence and well-being

Diversity makes us all more open-minded, both in our communities and at work.

How does Denmark have better healthcare than the US for less money?

OPINION: Forget healthcare policy, it’s the culture.

Grindr has changed sex culture among gay men

Dating apps have changed the rules of the game.

Greenland's sled dog population is decreasing rapidly

Greenland risks losing its unique sled dog culture as the number of dogs has been decreased by 50 per cent over the past 20 years.