With today’s advances in DNA testing and the resulting ability to make connections with previously unknown relatives, it’s easy to see why more and more people are opting to test their DNA to get detailed results. Recently, three women connected through DNA testing and met up at a Sons of Norway lodge in Story City, IA. The women had learned about [...]
If all goes according to plan, Mjøstårnet will become the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in March 2019. The 18-story high-rise is being built in Brumunddal, about 90 minutes north of Oslo. At 81 meters tall, the building will include apartments, a hotel, a restaurant, offices and common areas. Up until 1997, buildings taller than three stories were not allowed to be [...]
It’s no secret that Norwegians want to protect their natural wonders from garbage. While recycling is commonplace for Norwegians, other countries are looking to Norway as the recycling expert. The U.K. is looking into starting a recycling program based on Norway’s, after stats came out showing that Norway has the world’s most effective bottle recycling program. Through this program, 97 percent [...]
Can following a Nordic diet make you healthy? New research says yes. The Nordic diet trend is making waves around the world. Similar to the trendy Mediterranean diet, the Nordic diet prioritizes fresh veggies, in-season fruits, and encourages whole grains and plenty of seafood.