The Demand For Scandinavian Design In The Pandemic Era

Known for its simplicity, functionality and craftsmanship, Scandinavian design was first introduced to the United States in the 1950s, yet it has become increasingly popular over the last decade. Scandinavian design intersects with mid-century modern design and the Bauhaus movement, both influenced by industrialization. It’s no wonder that many designers keep coming back to Scandinavian…

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Winter-swimming Scandinavian men can teach us how the body adapts to extreme heat and cold

The Scandinavian winter swimming culture combines brief dips in cold water with hot sauna sessions—and now, a study of young men who participate regularly in these polar plunges finds that winter swimming may allow the body to adapt to extreme temperatures. The findings, publishing October 11 in the journal Cell Reports Medicine…

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Scandinavian Streamer Viaplay to Launch in U.K., Canada, Germany

Viaplay, the streaming service owned by Scandinavia’s NENT Group, unveiled plans on Wednesday to roll out in the U.K., Canada and across German-speaking Europe. Viaplay will launch in the U.K. in the second half of 2022 and then in Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2023. NENT’s target is to have Viaplay operating in 16…

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Scandinavian Countries Tighten Requirements For New Citizens

All three Scandinavian nations are making the process of gaining citizenship more challenging for foreign-born residents. The governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden have all made or are proposing changes to their respective citizenship laws this year. All three counties now permit citizens to hold other citizenships, following a law change in Norway that entered…

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