Denmark

Medicinal Cannabis - The Solution To An Opioid Crisis?

Melanie Haynes | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK
Melanie Haynes

There has already been a lot of research worldwide on cannabis sprays and their effectiveness. Denmark will embark on trials for those with Multiple Sclerosis and three other types of patients in 2018 -- spinal cord injuries, chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis and terminal cancer. These are the main areas where it is thought that medicinal cannabis can be effective.

7 Ways To Host A Summer Party For Committed Scandiphiles

Claudia Canavan | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Complaining about the lack of sun during the summertime is a national pastime for Brits and our love of Pimms and garden parties knows few bounds when...

9 Reasons Why The Danish Make Every British Person Feel Inadequate

Claudia Canavan | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lithe and fit, connected to nature, glowing with health and complete with an ideal work-life balance: the Danes inspire awe in their British counterpa...

Why Smorging Is The Way To Host For People Who Don’t Have Time To Host

Claudia Canavan | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Balmy evenings in the fading sun, chat with friends, a cold bottle of wine and good food are some of life’s biggest pleasures. But sadly, something ...

Why I Formed A Library Where Humans Replaced Books

Phillip Othen | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Born in Denmark to a Danish mother and a Moroccan Jewish father, Ronni Abergel discovered early on the power of prejudice to shape people’s lives. ...

How To Steal The Secrets Of Danish Happiness

Jen Barton | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

How does a country riddled with bitter winters, sky-high taxes and a misguided love of salted liquorice hold a position as one of the world’s happie...

Tired Of Life In The UK? Four Reasons To Move To Denmark from Those Who've Done It

Melanie Haynes | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

But the biggest driver is a disillusionment with life in the UK. I hear over and over how people are fed up with long, expensive commutes and how they feel they are wasting their lives sitting on crowded trains and can see themselves still there in ten years time

Happy Danes - A Budget Season Reminder Of 10 Ways Denmark Is Different

David Vigar | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Vigar

There is a reason why the happiest country in the world is also the highest taxed. It's because they use tax to invest in excellent public services. They believe in the concept of a society that everyone contributes to and benefits from. They realise that taxation, rather than being an evil, is the subscription fee you pay for a civilised society.

How Being Outward Looking Makes Denmark A Great Place to Run A Business

Melanie Haynes | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Melanie Haynes

I have lived in Copenhagen for a long time and when I decided to start my own business here I was struck by how easy it was and how open the people we...

Can You Be Healthy And Hygge?

Kayleigh Tanner | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kayleigh Tanner

The Danish art of 'hygge' traditionally revolves around enjoying time at home with friends and family, lighting candles and eating indulgent comfort food. But following the Christmas binge you might be thinking that scoffing Danish pastries just isn't synonymous with trying to lose weight.

Why Hygge Is The Word That Sums Up 2016

Ahmad Beltagui | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ahmad Beltagui

In the list of new words to enter the dictionary in 2016 - Trumpism, Brexit, post-truth - hygge seems somewhat out of place. Or does it? Like Trump and Brexit, hygge is definitely not just for Christmas. And like all of those words, a cute and friendly exterior hides unpleasant truths.

Seven Reasons Why You Should Launch Your Startup In Copenhagen

Melanie Haynes | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Did you know that Denmark, and its capital city Copenhagen, is one of the best places in the world to launch a startup? It's a tiny city in a small Eu...

How I Hygge-Up My Health

Kat Farrants | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Farrants

As Autumn descends, going hygge in everything we do seems like such a good idea. I'm wondering how the health and wellness industry will take on such a sensibly happiness-inducing concept in an industry that often seems to thrive on more than healthy amounts of self-hatred.

The Transgender Umbrella: Not a Mental Health Issue

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Webberley

Research such as this gives hope to all those people with gender variance, it legitimises their condition, helps both the patient and those around them to realise and accept that they are not mentally ill. Declassification by the WHO would represent a huge victory for the transgender community.

If the Young Ruled the World - Inside Roskilde Festival's Dream City

Will Best | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Will Best

Roskilde is an awesome festival with great music and a feel good vibe, but more than that it's a fascinating place to study an alternate reality. And if you fancy experience the liberating feeling of peeing where you stand whilst in full view of a gaggle of naked joggers, then 'urine' luck.

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.

Five Reasons Why Living In Denmark Gave Me The Chance To Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Melanie Haynes | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Three times in one week I was described as an entrepreneur in the media and I suddenly looked at what I was doing and rather than simply running a small business as a solopreneur I saw that there was more to it.

Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.

Danish Men - Hunky, Humble or Simply Stylish?

Melanie Haynes | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

The Danish summer has brought out the inner Cougar in me (yes I am a woman of a certain age!). The summer sunshine arrived this week and with it what seems like a new shipment of hunky Danish men.

Seven Super Places to Go in Copenhagen

Mette Poynton | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

If you have yet to visit Copenhagen, the beautiful capital of Denmark, you are in for a treat... do get yourself booked in for a trip to this wonderful city in the country where the happiest people in the world live, you will love it.

Seven Things to Do in Denmark (North Zealand)

Mette Poynton | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Denmark might be one of the smallest countries in the World with only 5,6 million people living on the 42,915 km2 of country and islands, but it's far too big to explore in just a few days, so in this piece I have picked Seven Super Things to do in North Zealand, the area just north of the capital, Copenhagen.

This Is The Happiest Country In The World

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Denmark has been announced as the happiest country in the world, knocking Switzerland off the top spot in the UN's 2016 World Happiness Report. The r...

The Kindness of Everyday Danes

Melanie Haynes | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

I have lived here for eight years and I really believe that despite the Danes reputation as closed and unfriendly people, the reverse is true. Yes, Danes both respect and protect privacy but they are the first to step forward and help others when that help is needed.

Denmark Defies The UN - Votes To Seize Refugees' Assets

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

Danish MPs have passed a law that will allow the confiscation of refugees' valuables to help pay for their stay. The controversial legislation also...

Refugees Entering Denmark Could Be Forced To Hand Over Valuable Possessions

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

Refugees entering Denmark could be forced to hand over their valuables in order to pay for their stay in the country after the government backed contr...