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Choral singing: the perfect tranquilizer?

Singing in a choir—especially a heritage choir—benefits every aspect of wellness Barbra K. Rostad Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Solvguttene. Sangerfest. Mannskor. Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College. For folks who lay claim to Norwegian heritage,...

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Norwegian Baked refines knekkebrød

Not a half-baked idea Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Romantically described as the bread of Norwegian shepherds, peasants, and Vikings in Wikipedia, flatbrød has become a staple of the entire Scandinavian populace. Flatbrød has humble...

Paradise for mountain-climbing beer-lovers?

Vestlandet Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American I picked up the Travel section of the Sunday New York Times on Jan. 13 and read the front-page title of the section, “52 Places to go...

Nothing fishy about this healthy fish oil

Noble Harvest produces natural Norwegian products for nutrition and good health Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American When our editorial team decided that we would publish a Health & Wellness issue this February, my...

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Norway loses handball championship

Second time is not the charm Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American In 2017, Norway’s men’s handball team lost its first-ever World Championship final 26-33 against France. This year, they reached the final once again,...

Meditation as custom “medication”

Larrie Wanberg Features Editor rams in schools, community centers like the YMCA, senior programs, childcare, veteran facilities, and independent living centers. Usually these programs promote nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and healthy habits. Wellness is...

Microbe hunting in icy Norway

Promising anticancer agent found in cave M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Ever since the first one, penicillin, was discovered in 1928 by Scottish physician and scientist Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have become one of the...

Olav Thon Entrepreneur of the Year

The 95-year-old real estate and hotel magnate is one of Norway’s richest people Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Olav Thon, named the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Seed Forum, grew up as a...

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Death cleaning

Scandinavia’s answer to KonMari Melinda Bargreen Everett, Wash. We busy and overstressed Americans have increasingly turned to Scandinavia in recent years for advice on how to live a better and happier life. Books like...