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We're All Journalists Now

Janet Ritz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Janet Ritz

In the Internet age, we're all journalists. Everyone who posts on social media should consider that, if what they posted is incorrect, exposing, sensational, prejudicial or otherwise inappropriate, it may change the perception of those who see it in unforeseen ways.

TWEETS: Chechnya Is Not Czech Republic

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

As new details about the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings came to light, confusion on Twitter led some users to mistake Chechnya for the Czech...

10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Viator | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel

Long flights with even longer layovers may seem less than ideal when you are eager to kick-start your vacation, but your stopover doesn't have to be b...

Places We've Left Behind

Global Yodel | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Have you ever stumbled upon an abandoned building and experienced a sense of wonder? What was this? Who built it? Do the people who used to live, work or go to school here care that it's now a crumbling shell? Here's a collection of places that have been abandoned.

Voices Raised in Resistance: Powerful Defiant Requiem Premieres on PBS Sunday, April 7

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

If a hallmark of great art is its ability to transcend the limited circumstances of its creation, then there is no more heartbreaking realization of this than the 1944 performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Catholic Requiem by Jewish prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp Terezín.

Revisiting the Velvet Divorce

John Feffer | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
John Feffer

The Czech Republic and Slovakia currently enjoy a relationship that should be the envy of any two neighboring countries. The prime ministers maintain good contact. The two countries engage in joint infrastructure projects and provide joint military units for NATO operations.

Medijal Marijuana Legal In Czech Republic

AP | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

PRAGUE -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus has signed into law legislation that makes it legal in the Czech Republic to use marijuana for medical treatmen...

Ex-PM Becomes Czech Republic's First Directly Elected President

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

PRAGUE -- A former left-leaning prime minister staged a big return to power Saturday by winning the Czech Republic's first directly elected presidenti...

Scientists Create Scaled-Down 'Trek' Tractor Beam

Lee Speigel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Weird News

It may still be a few years away from practical use, but scientists have created a real tractor beam, like the ones featured in the "Star Trek" TV ser...

WATCH: How Food Makes Travel Better

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

An old adage says that you don't really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. We believe it is just as true that you don't really know a place until you eat a plate of its food.

8 Reasons to Explore Eastern Europe

Global Yodel | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

It's affordable, steeped in history and, in parts, both bizarre and incredibly beautiful. Plus, in some countries, beer is cheaper than water. Yes, really, it is. But for some reason, Eastern Europe doesn't often feature on many travellers' bucket lists.

Why Czechs Only EU Nation To Vote Against Palestine

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

By Michael Winfrey and Robert Muller PRAGUE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - When Czechs cast the lone European "no" vote against the Palestinian A...

The Benefits Of Seeing Europe By Car

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

In the small and even medium sized cities it is much easier to simply park the car and walk to all of the sights, and when it comes to wading into the insanity of major metropolitan traffic, we have learned to stay on the outskirts of town and use public transit to explore the big cities.

Police Spot 7,600 Bottles Of Highly Poisonous Bootleg Booze

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2012 | World

PRAGUE, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Czech food inspectors seized 7,600 bottles of highly poisonous liquor that could have killed thousands of people, the cou...

This Man Has Survived Without A Heart For Six Months

Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Thanks to a revolutionary surgery, a former firefighter from the Czech Republic has become the first man to live without a heart for six months, repor...

PHOTOS: How To Travel Like James Bond

Trippy | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel

Travelers can enjoy the sights, but they do well to avoid the stunts.

Czech President Safe After Plastic Gun Attack

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

PRAGUE -- Officials say a man has attacked Czech President Vaclav Klaus with a plastic gun. Presidential spokesman Radim Ochvat says Klaus was not in...

Police Hunt Thousands Of Poisonous Booze Bottles

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

By Jan Lopatka and Jason Hovet PRAGUE/BUDISOV, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The Czech government agreed on Wednesday to ease a ban on the sale ...

Who Was Behind The Tainted Booze Outbreak?

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 11.24.2012 | World

PRAGUE — Police have arrested two people suspected in a wave of methanol poisoning that has killed at least 25 people in the Czech Republic in t...

What Happens When You Ban Alcohol?

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

BREZNICE, Czech Republic -- It's a cherished countryside tradition dating back to the 13th century. And, in a hard-drinking nation reeling from a dead...

The Czech Republic's Glass Legacy

Jeanine Barone | Posted 11.22.2012 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

The centerpiece exhibits here are the deceptively simple cast-glass works of the master artist couple Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova.

In a Dry Czech Republic, Let Them Eat Cake

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

Imagine the scene: a table with friends in a small Spanish restaurant tucked away in the corner of a Czech courtyard. An almost-empty pitcher of sangria, laughter and the sense of satisfaction that comes with eating more than enough (but not too much) paella.

Czech PM Wants Alcohol Ban Lifted

AP | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

PRAGUE — The Czech prime minister says any new hard liquor produced in the country needs to have a detailed certificate of origin – a move...

Country Bans Sale Of Hard Liquor

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

PRAGUE -- The Czech Republic has taken an unprecedented emergency measure and banned the sale of spirits with more than 20 percent alcohol content as ...

Bootleg Booze Poisons 7

AP | Associated Press | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

PRAGUE -- At least four more people have died in the Czech Republic after drinking bootleg alcohol tainted with toxic methanol, bringing the death tol...