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  1. what’s in a name?
    Sweden Wants to Be More Than Your Toilet BrushA tourism campaign aims to reclaim the names of national landmarks from Ikea.
  2. you have my sword
    The Adorable Full Story Behind the Girl Who Found a Viking Sword in a Lake“I felt like a warrior, but Daddy said I looked like Pippi Longstocking.”
  3. you have my sword
    Eight-Year-Old Girl Finds Ancient Viking Sword in LakeExtremely metal.
  4. heists
    Extremely Cool Thieves Steal Swedish Crown Jewels, Escape in SpeedboatA cool heist.
  5. women stopping planes
    Young Activist Blocks Afghan Man’s Deportation by Refusing to Sit Down on Flight“I am doing what I can to save a person’s life.”
  6. the skin we’re in
    A Swedish Tattoo Artist on Her Skin-Care RoutineMiryam Lumpini on sheet masks, freckles, and exfoliating with sugar.
  7. gallery
    Backstage With the Royal Swedish BalletPhotographer Björn Abelin offers an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest dance companies in a new exhibit.
  8. gallery
    Sweet Melancholy Captured in the Swedish CountrysidePhotographer Isabella Ståhl returned home to shoot dreamy landscapes in northern Sweden.
  9. meanwhile in scandinavia
    Swedish Women’s Soccer Team Replaced Names on Jerseys With Empowering PhrasesOne jersey now reads, “Believe in your damn self.”
  10. 8 Countries Are Starting a Fund to Counter Trump’s Anti-Abortion Gag RuleThe fallout from the executive order could be up to $9.5 billion in U.S. foreign aid worldwide.
  11. trumped
    Sweden Mocks Trump With One Perfect PhotoA subtle burn.
  12. meanwhile in scandanavia
    Swedish ‘Bikini Cop’ Now an Instagram Fitness StarShe’s found her true calling as a fitness star.
  13. Swedish Women Just Got a Hotline They Can Call If They Get Mansplained ToThe largest union in Sweden has instituted a new phone number for women to call if they feel they are being inappropriately mansplained at work.
  14. srsly?
    Facebook Removes Animated Breast-Cancer Video for Being OffensiveThe nipple is still not free.
  15. English Could Use Swedish’s Untranslatable Words for RelationshipsBecause who gets married anymore?
  16. The Weird Socialist Logjam That Gives Stockholmers 20-Year Apartment WaitsMaybe Scandinavia isn’t the best at everything after all.
  17. swede child o’ mine
    An Ode to Sweden’s Greatest Citizen, IsabelleWe love the woman who took over Sweden’s Twitter account for the week. 
  18. Kids With a Depressed Parent Perform Worse in SchoolA big new study of Swedes suggests depression can have intergenerational effects.
  19. are you there god?
    Dancing Tampons to Embarrass Swedish Children Into Never Discussing Periods“Hooray for periods!”
  20. princesses!!!
    Sweden’s New Princess Was Formerly a Great WaitressA two-year stint at Serafina stands out on her packed résumé.
  21. watch
    It Doesn’t Matter If Your Band Is Bad: A Feminist ArgumentAccording to a new coming-of-age film.
  22. goods
    One Designer’s Take on the Perfect Simple Summer WardrobeIt never goes out of style.
  23. q&a
    Meet the EU Parliament’s (Likely) First-Elected Feminist Party MemberTalking to Feminist Initiative party candidate Soraya Post — from Sweden, naturally.
  24. meet the new designer
    Rodebjer: A Minimalist, Handmade Brand That Meryl Streep Has WornEverything this designer knows, she learned from her mother.
  25. Ikea Wishes It Hadn’t Scrubbed Women From Saudi Arabia CatalogUltraconservative Islam and Scandinavian egalitarianism don’t mix well. 
  26. asylum beauty
    Julian Assange Building Base Tan for EcuadorHe’s also working on his beach body.
  27. princes!!!
    Can’t a Prince Just Go to a Nightclub Without Getting Punched in the Face?What is the deal?