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Evan Farbstein

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Influencers Unfiltered

English Feature story
For influencers, the people who make money by promoting products to online followers, the line between person and personal brand can be nebulous. Lundagård’s Evan Farbstein takes an ...
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Stories shape the world

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A story is the most powerful man-made force in the universe, and whether you want to entertain your end of the table at a sittning or persuade someone ...
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Who Will Watch the Watchers?

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Sweden’s mandatory personal registry – which makes public the address, salary, and personal identity number of every Swedish citizen and resident – is a system that stands at ...
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Migration Migraines

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I first came to Sweden in 2013 to study Geography at Lund University. I was a 19 year old Californian who hardly knew the difference between Sweden and ...
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In Support of Uncertainty

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Uncertainty usually has a negative connotation. “I don’t know” is a wrong answer on an exam. You wouldn’t list “indecisiveness” as a skill on a CV, or describe ...
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Let’s be acquaintances

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I won’t sugarcoat it: some people are more work than pleasure to be around, and maybe it’s time to start thinking about how to cut those people out ...
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New Students, Old Questions

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For you new students, in your first months at university you’ll be meeting more people, in less time, than you probably have in any other period of your ...
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One Man’s Trash: A Night In the Life of a Freegan

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It’s shortly after 22:00 when I meet Raccoon at the outskirts of Lund. I came as he’d told me to: wearing dark-colored clothing and running shoes and disposable ...
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Beginner’s Guide to Swedish Christmas

Culture English
As Autumn turns to Winter, the days get shorter and the weather turns bleak. Swedes have developed a variety of Christmas traditions during the holiday season to fight ...
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The Panic of Possibility

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Are you constantly racked with indecision about where to go and what to do? Do you ever feel like wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, there’s somewhere else ...
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