Why Denmark’s politicians are posting their school photos on social media


PM Mette Frederiksen posted her school photo on Instagram. Photo: Aris Oikonomou/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix   School photos have been the subject of public debate in Denmark this week after a report featuring parents who have their children’s images digitally enhanced. Broadcaster DR earlier this week reported on the trend of parents requesting an idealized outcome ofContinue reading “Why Denmark’s politicians are posting their school photos on social media”

Denmark to label food according to effect on climate


New labeling on food packaging will enable consumers in Denmark to see the effect of their shopping on the environment.   Food products will be marked with stickers showing their environmental impact, according to a proposal expected to be included in a new climate package to be presented by the government this week. “We wantContinue reading “Denmark to label food according to effect on climate”

Denmark:Photo of Danish policewoman and Muslim hugging at demonstration goes viral


Ayah, a wearer of the niqab, weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen. Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix A photo of a police officer hugging an emotional niqab-wearing woman at a demonstration in Denmark on Wednesday has become one of the country’s mostContinue reading “Denmark:Photo of Danish policewoman and Muslim hugging at demonstration goes viral”

Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.


Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world, Despite what you read and see on television. America and Americans haven’t lost our minds or our way.  We realize you are bombarded with negative sounds and images emanating from our great nation, leaving the impressionContinue reading “Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.”

Zzzzzz Your next-NEXT car will be Electric!


Yes, your next NEXT car will be electric.   A report from research firm,Bloomberg New Energy Finance says by 2022,” the report says, the cost of ownership of battery electric vehicles will fall below that of an internal combustion engine vehicle.  Bloomberg projects by 2040 25% of the cars globally will be electric. In 2016, nearlyContinue reading “Zzzzzz Your next-NEXT car will be Electric!”

Danish priests marry more gay couples every year


Danish television doctor Charlotte Bøving (L) and partner Pernille Lok after their church wedding in May. Photo: John Randeris/Scanpix The number of gay couples marrying in Danish churches has increased on a yearly basis since the law was changed in 2012.   416 same-sex couples have exchanged vows in churches around the country since theContinue reading “Danish priests marry more gay couples every year”

Scandinavia’s First Women Only Mosque Opens in Copenhagen


The imam at the new mosque will help Muslim women achieve equal rights. Photo: Iris/Scanpix Sherin Khankhan is the imam at the new mosque and the driving force behind its creation. In an , she called Mariam Mosque a “feminist project” that will help Muslim women. “I have never felt comfortable in the existing mosques,”Continue reading “Scandinavia’s First Women Only Mosque Opens in Copenhagen”

Black Friday in Denmark: The new Halloween?


Danish newspapers advertise Black Friday sales. Photo: The Local The Growth of the American shopping ‘holiday’ Black Friday is expected to reach new levels in Denmark this year In recent years, it has become the norm to see children (or even adults) dressed as wizards, vampires or superheroes in the last week of October inContinue reading “Black Friday in Denmark: The new Halloween?”

Danes have the right approach to discipline


Opinion columnist Jessica Alexander and her Danish husband had very different thoughts about how to raise their children but the American transplant eventually adopted ‘The Danish Way’ and thinks all parents should too. We were on holiday recently and I witnessed a fairly familiar scene. I don’t need to talk about where we were. ItContinue reading “Danes have the right approach to discipline”

Denmark will definitely legalize weed (Video)


Copenhagen city officials have tried three times to legalize cannabis within the city. All three times, the answer from the national government has been a resounding no. Led by Mayor Frank Jensen, the city council earlier this year tried again to receive an exemption from the nation’s drug laws in order to carry out aContinue reading “Denmark will definitely legalize weed (Video)”