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Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

Crazy Drinking Rituals Around The World

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Spring is in the air, and the green food coloring is in the beer (and rivers) for St. Patrick's Day. We've rounded up some of the craziest drinking rituals around the world to celebrate, so pour yourself an adult beverage and open up our list.

Ukraine: Enough With Stale Insider Debates in the Media

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Going overboard with the geopolitical analysis, the media invites wonky policy insiders to discuss how "U.S. interests" should be deployed in the fight to protect Kiev.

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Oyster | Posted 02.27.2015 | Travel
Oyster

What to do when you want to avoid bunk beds but still save money and meet like-minded travelers? We scoped out eight hostels around the world that offer low rates, stylish design, cool locations, private rooms, and the occasional shared (but clean, we promise) bathroom. No flip-flops or ear plugs required!

At Least 8 Killed In Shooting In Eastern Czech Republic

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | World

By Radovan Stoklasa and Petra Vodstrcilova UHERSKY BROD, Czech Republic, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A local man shot dead eight people in a restaurant in a...

34 Unique Things To Do In Prague

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

From parks to pubs, tours to theaters, markets to music and more, we've got the insiders' scoop on the best Prague to-dos straight from those in the know.

MOOCs and Meetups Together Make for Better Learning

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Michael Goldberg

Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC Meetup, Athens, Greece, June 11, 2014. Yiorgis Yerolympos Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themse...

NATO's Future Rises to Focus of U.S. Presidential Election 2016?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

NATO was critical to the shaping of the "new Europe" two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO may be a defining factor in the future of Europe as well as the Euro-Atlantic family.

A 102 Year Old Cleveland Institution Goes Global

Michael Goldberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Until late last year, people who wanted to participate in a forum at The City Club of Cleveland had to drive to 850 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, park the car, take the elevator to the second floor, sit down in a chair, and wait for the mike.

Czech Homeowners Discover Sacred Item Hidden By Jews In WWII

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion

PRAGUE, Dec 11 (Reuters) - House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezin have found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews f...

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

What Is the Farthest Someone Has Fallen Without Dying?

Quora | Posted 01.19.2015 | Weird News
Quora

Her name is Vesna Vulović. She is a (now 64 year old) Serbian woman who used to be a flight attendant. In 1972, she was working on a flight that was over the (now) Czech Republic when a bomb explosion in the baggage compartment caused the plane to break apart.

Break Through Writer's Block by Living Your Own Fantasy

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Nicole Leigh West

My first novel was coming. Although a published travel writer, I hadn't ventured into serious novel writing before. A lucky break led to my imagination being plunged into a ready-made atmosphere, just waiting to be peopled with quirky characters and magical adventures.

French Initiative Can Boost Standing as Innovation Leader

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

Home to the second largest economy in the EU and the fifth largest economy in the world, France is increasingly a bright light for the tech industry in Europe. But more can be done to propel France as a long-term world innovation leader.

How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Viator | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Viator

With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

Czechs Celebrate Independence Day by Protesting (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

October 28th is the Czechoslovak Independence Day. In 1918 it was the day that Czechoslovakia was created and it continues to be celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today.

NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?

John Feffer | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

Misreadings of what's taking place on the eastern stretches of Europe contribute to an almost 1946-like sense of foreboding and inevitability.

Prague vs. Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 12.14.2014 | Travel
Olena Kagui

After living in Prague my whole life and visiting Amsterdam for over a week I made a few interesting comparisons when it comes to cleanliness, transportation and alcohol.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

How Much Beer The World Drinks, In 1 Interactive Globe

The Huffington Post | Kevin short | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Spend a weekend in nearly any college town in the U.S. and you'll be convinced that no one drinks more than Americans. But it turns out the U.S. d...

Fugitive Returned To California In Penis Dismemberment Case

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in the Czech Republic and accused of torturing a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern Cali...

What Does It Mean For Multiethnic Democracies If Scotland Leaves The UK?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
Ian Reifowitz

Scotland will vote Thursday on whether to become an independent country. Whatever the outcome, approximately half of the population believes it shou...

Sixty Seconds of Art

John Feffer | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
John Feffer

I was sitting in a café in Bratislava, having a final cup of coffee and picking up my email before boarding a train for Budapest. I was in a hurry, so I wasn't paying much attention. But then one of the guys came over to my table.

The Politics Behind the Chinese Exhibition in Prague (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Olena Kagui

I attended the exhibition and found the art breathtaking and the history fascinating. However, recent developments in Chinese-Czech relations are even more interesting than ancient artifacts.

A Bubble Generation: The Millennials, Generation X, and Historical Amnesia

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

It is time we recognize the impact that Generation Xers across the globe have had on the Millennials' outlook on life, work, politics, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, activism or culture. Let's not sell our Millennials short. Let's add nuance and perspective to the conversation. Let's burst that bubble, shall we?