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From Sweden, the World's Greatest Used Car Classified Ad

Everyone in Malmö's going to want to test-drive this baby. 

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To Go Green, Ikea Plans to Sell a Vegetarian Swedish 'Meatball'

They taste the same if you close your eyes.

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This Ingenious Subway Ad Activates When the Train Arrives

Hair-raising.

Swedish Trade Unions Are Making Fun of Your Sad, Non-Swedish Lifestyle

A tongue-in-cheek video makes the case that even an average Swede is better off than an upper-class American.

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Across Europe, a Growing Sense That Legalized Prostitution Isn't Working

France has just made buying sex illegal, and the rest of the continent will be watching.

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Pyongyang Just Got a Sexy Gift: 150 Pairs of Hot-Pink Underwear

Delivering panties to North Korea requires a covert operation.

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In Sweden, Even Buildings Made Entirely of Ice Are Required to Have Fire Alarms

Just in case.

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The Billion-Dollar Plan to Relocate One City's Entire Downtown

Mining damage is forcing Kiruna, Sweden, to pick up and move — two miles east.

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Your Long Commute May Be Hurting Your Marriage

A new report finds a higher rate of separation among couples that travel more than 45 minutes to work.

10 Brilliant Pieces of Bike Infrastructure

Super-highways, car-shaped holding pens, and more.

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Could the Police Get a Breathalyzer for Marijuana and Cocaine?

It could happen, with Swedish researchers reporting they were able to detect drugs in the breath of addicts.

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Cultural Export of the Day: Stockholm Drinks the Brooklynade

Tres Brooklyn is so 2012.

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How to Get Kids Excited About Building Better Neighborhoods? Try Minecraft

The Swedish video game company and UN-HABITAT are teaming up to help people around the world re-envision their cities.

Eddi Törnberg

An Office Desk That Generates Electric Power Via Your Butt

Inspired by the laziness of humans, a Swedish designer built a workspace that runs in part on body heat and movement.

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A 3D Play for Citizen Planning

Gothenburg, Sweden, makes its public planning process interactive with an online map.

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Should Cities Issue Prizes Instead of Tickets?

Incentivizing compliance for things like speeding or picking up dog poo can be a win for cities and residents, at least in the short run

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Your Commute is Slowly Killing You

Poor sleep, high stress and low energy are just some of the negative health outcomes linked to lengthy rides to work

Payton Chung

Cutting Car Use at the Neighborhood Level

8 European projects show how design and planning can reduce automobile dependence

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Car Lovers Like Mass Transit More Than They Think

Researchers in Sweden find that even dedicated drivers can learn to enjoy the subway