Glögg. I’d never heard of it before moving to Stockholm, but it didn’t take long to figure out the central role it plays around this time of year. Glögg. It’s one of those words which gives you a good idea about its meaning upon first utterance. Glögg. That’s got to do with drinking (I love… Read More Glögg, Glühwein, Feuerzangenbowle?!
It is holiday seasons now, scientists celebrate Lucia and Xmas at the Neuroscience Department! Thanks for Jahan Salma and Michael Entenmann for some of the pictures. Happy holiday!
Probably as you know, last monday Nobel Pize in medicine or phisiology 2014 was anounced. To celebrate that and because a picture is worth a thousand words, I decided to preapre this short infographic about it. Enjoy and share 😉
”I should go clean out my locker… she said at the age of 33.” – I’m quoting Britta Perry, a character from a TV show Community, who in her early 30s decided to start studying at a community college so she can get a higher education degree (she is also of Swedish heritage). Now, wrapping… Read More Edge of 33
This wouldn’t be a blogpost about the elections if it didn’t have a poll! I will not share the latest opinion polls done by professional agencies, but rather ask you: what will be the predominant color of the next Swedish government? Blue is for The Moderates, and Red is for The Socialists 🙂 For more… Read More Swedish Elections & Swedish Choices
Declare that the kanelbulle was invented in your country How dare you – claiming that in a country where they even celebrate the “Kanelbullens Dag”. Remember this on the next 4th of October… Say that fika is a waste of time Closely related to the kanelbulle…. Fika is taken very seriously. Fika is not only… Read More Various ways of upsetting your Swedish friends
Everybody knows (right?) that Sweden is Ikea-land. All self-respecting Swedes have at least half of house furniture from Ikea and visit in the Ikea store during the weekend is must-do entertainment. I could spend long hours praising Ikea’s Lego/adult-puzzle style of assembling furniture or describing delightful cuisine based on such a fancy thing as köttbullar. But… Read More Ikea or death metal?
Academic summers in Stockholm are great. Short weeks, friend’s visiting, summer houses, boat rides and cycling trips. Really, this summer has been ridiculously much like this Swedish beer commercial circa 1994. But of course it’s not been all play. Actually, I have spent most of the summer doing hours of R ( a pretty amazing,… Read More Summer holidays and R programming
Swedish people is keen to celebrate Midsummer. After being in Sweden for 5 years, I still could not figure out exactly why. Someone says it is just a tradition that Swedes can take an extra holiday. I say, probably it is used for people to have fun and drink around, and then dance around the… Read More Midsummer not in the middle of summer
Since a few months I’ve been working as a research assistant at the Department for Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME). LIME is a place where cultures clash and where informaticians, managers, educators, communicators, illustrators, engineers, entrepreneurs, nurses, physicians, designers… and public health specialists work together to improve healthcare. A lot of interesting and fun… Read More Art in the LIME light