Lauren Bettenga

Lauren Bettenga is an assistant account executive at Minneapolis and NYC-based public relations firm Spotlight Media Relations. When she isn't in the office, Lauren's passion for storytelling keeps her busy with freelance reporting projects. She is an avid runner and loves to spend any and every free moment with her treasured close friends and family. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism & Mass Communication and New York University Summer Publishing Institute.

How Countries with the Shortest Days Beat Seasonal Depression

Scandinavian countries are home to some of the darkest winters, yet their citizens are often said to be the happiest in the world. How do they keep their spirits so high? Here, Scandinavian natives share insight into how they survive even the most brutal of winters.