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Hedda Carleson
Hedda is half-Swedish and half-American but now thinks of Berlin as her home. When she's not reading she's writing. Or drinking coffee. Or both.
Articles by Hedda
You Might Have Heard of Danish Hygge — But What About Swedish Lagom?

You Might Have Heard of Danish Hygge — But What About Swedish Lagom?

Is there such a thing as “just the right amount?” If you ask Swedes, many will say “ja” and tell you all about their mysterious word “lagom.” Learn more about this concept and the place it holds in Swedish culture.
Top 5 Winter Survival Secrets From Scandinavia

Top 5 Winter Survival Secrets From Scandinavia

Ever wondered how you’d fare in a land of ceaseless darkness, biting winds and streets covered by a layer of glacial ice? Believe it or not — you’d actually manage just fine in Scandinavia. The secret is knowing and practicing the right survival techniques.