In the News: Five Things

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In the News

In the News: Five Things

Each week, our editors will highlight a handful of Swedish stories that catch our attention.

Get Your Kubb On

The U.S. National Kubb Championship takes place this weekend in Eau Claire, Wis., where 128 teams and nearly 500 players will vie for the title. Not sure what kubb is? Here’s our story from last year.

A Glove Story

A Swedish medical technology firm, Bioservo Technologies AB, has licensed a robotic glove designed by General Motors and NASA, according to the Detroit News. It envisions using the glove, which increases the user’s strength, for health care, manufacturing and other applications. We wonder if you could use it for baseball.

Sjostrom Eyes Rio

Swedish swimming superstar Sarah Sjostrom (say that five times real fast) appears in fine form heading into the Rio Olympics. Her time in the 200-meter free at Swedish Nationals was just better than what American superstar Katie Ledecky swam at the U.S. trials. She’s also a favorite for gold in the 100-meter butterfly.

Vikander Joins Oscar Panel

Alicia Vikander, the Swedish actress who won an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl earlier this year, has been selected to join the Academy Award panel, giving her the chance to vote for future Oscar nominees, according to Business Insider.

Checking in on Sweden’s Shorter Workday

Business Insider Nordic also took another look at the experiment of shorter workdays in Sweden. Less time in the office, more time with friends and families? Sign us up.

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