16 Jul 2024
Essentials
Housing

Declutter Your Life With Swedish Death Cleaning

Swedish death cleaning — or döstädning — is the latest home organisation trend that involves decluttering your home before you die, so the responsibility doesn’t fall on your grieving loved ones. The term and method was developed by Swedish author Margareta Magnussen when she was tasked with sorting out a loved one’s belongings after their death, a process Magnussen […]

Read More
Housing Moving to Sweden Your New City

Affordable Housing Solutions in Stockholm: What You Need to Know

Rents for dwellings in Sweden increased by 5.2% to an average of SEK 7,223 per month during 2023. In Greater Stockholm, Global Property Guide highlights that rents for dwellings were up by 4.5% y-o-y to SEK 8,131 per month during 2023, following an increase of 2.9% in 2022 and 2.5% in 2021. In addition to rising costs, […]

Read More
Education Uncategorized University

Stockholm’s International Students Face Challenges: Exploring the Avenues to Academic Success at University

“Going to college has always been a significant time of transition developmentally with adulthood, but you add to it everything that comes along with that transition and then you put onto it a youth mental health crisis, it’s just compounded in a very different way,” says Jessica Gomez, a clinical psychologist and executive director of the Momentous […]

Read More
Expat Support Health Mental health

The shadow as a guide to new inner frontiers

International nomads have much in common; a sense of adventure, courage, adaptability and even a touch of the romantic. We flock together because we find a sense of belonging in ‘otherness’. Having attempted to woe our new neighbours with muffins and homemade lasagna, we may give up and settle for the easy intimacy of the […]

Read More
Expat Support Mental health

Could Mindfulness Be the Answer to Cognitive Health Issues in Stockholm?

A recent study of more than 1.36 million people with records in the Region Stockholm administrative healthcare database has found that documented chronic stress and depression increase the risk of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. The Swedish medical system has a novel diagnosis that can be used to document stress. The diagnosis, called chronic […]

Read More
Expat Support Health Mental health

The art of landing gently

If you have the misfortune of landing on the Polderbaan at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, it will take at least another 20 minutes of taxiing before you truly arrive at the terminal. If you’re not prepared, those twenty minutes can feel incredibly frustrating; landed but not yet arrived. And in the same way, I may […]

Read More
Getting Around School Tourist Information

10 tips for travel destinations in Sweden for school trips

Sweden, with its rich history, stunning natural landscapes, and vibrant culture, presents an ideal setting for educational trips.  When it comes to school trips, it is important to choose destinations that are not only educational, but also engaging for students. In this article, we’ll explore some exceptional Swedish destinations that offer a blend of history, […]

Read More
Family Activities Health Sports and Fitness

Is padel still a thing in Sweden after the pandemic?

In the wake of the pandemic, the landscape of sports and outdoor activities has undergone significant transformations, with padel emerging as a standout example in Sweden. This racket sport, which ingeniously blends elements of tennis and squash, has not just survived the challenging times but thrived, witnessing a remarkable surge in popularity. This article aims […]

Read More
Banking Finance Work & Money

How to find the best online broker to invest in Swedish stocks

Embarking on the journey of investing in Swedish stocks is an exciting venture. The key to success lies in selecting the right online broker, one that aligns perfectly with your investment goals and navigates the unique terrain of the Swedish stock market with ease. Understanding the Swedish Stock Market Key Characteristics At the heart of […]

Read More
Getting Around Sustainable Videos

Stockholm Leads The Way: World’s First Commercial Electric Passenger Ferry Sets Sail

“Stockholm has become the first city in the world to launch a self-driving, fully-electric commercial passenger ferry”, Interesting Engineering reports. Meet Estelle — an electric Zeabuz ferry that accommodates 25 passengers plus bicycles — and now running from Kungsholmen to Söder Mälarstrand, promising swift and eco-friendly journeys for all. Powered solely by electricity and guided by […]

Read More