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My Summer in the Capital of Happiness (or, What We Could Learn From the Swiss)

Annie Pfeifer | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Annie Pfeifer

When you ask Berners how their summer is going, they invariably refer to the number of times they have been in the Aare, the fast-flowing emerald rive...

Daredevil Sets New World Record With 193-Foot Cliff Jump

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Sports

Laso Schaller, a Brazilian-born, Swiss-raised daredevil, has set a new cliff-jumping world record after leaping from the 193-foot Cascata de...

A Peek at the Personal Art Collection of Swiss Gallery Director Stefan von Bartha

MutualArt | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

Whether as an artist, collector, dealer, or curator, we all can probably recollect, with relish or regret, our first introduction to the art world. For Stefan von Bartha, however, his first memories of the art world are intertwined with his first memories of growing up.

Switzerland To Lift Sanctions Against Iran

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

ZURICH, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Neutral Switzerland will officially lift on Thursday sanctions against Iran that had been suspended since January 2014, th...

WATCH: Take a Journey to the 10 Happiest Places in the World

HooplaHa | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Are you in the need of a change of scenery? Is your summer vacation still leaving you to daydream about faraway places? Check out this video and take a virtual trip to the 10 happiest countries in the world!

I Found Home Overseas

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

After almost two years of full-time travel, of extended stays in Italian university towns, Croatian coastal retreats, and forested German hideaways, I've finally come home. All it took was some exploration, a lot of paperwork, and a little luck.

Swiss Army Moo-ves Over A Million Gallons Of Water To Thirsty Mountain Cattle During Heatwave

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News

Switzerland has made an a-moo-zing effort to help its bovine population. A recent heat wave in the country’s Jura mountains, resulted in some v...

Art Center Europe's Legacy Lives On

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

This year, it is twenty years since Art Center Europe closed its doors after ten years of creative exuberance at Le Château de Sully by Vevey, Switzerland.

No-Vacation Nation: Does the U.S. Government Care About American Workers?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.

8 Great Reasons to Visit Basel

Viator | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Viator

With its striking medieval buildings spread along the banks of the Rhine, riotous carnival celebrations and thriving art scene, Basel is deserving of its reputation as Switzerland's cultural capital.

Interview With the Curator of Art Basel's 'Unlimited' Sector (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

Unlimited is Art Basel's exhibition platform for projects that transcend the limitations of a classical art-show stand. The sector includes out-sized sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances.

Interview with the Curator of Art Basel's Public Art Sector 'Parcours' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

With its Parcours sector, the art fair Art Basel in Basel (Switzerland) each year transforms a district of the city into a place where public art is presented. The sixth edition of Parcours had its focus on the area around Münsterplatz, next to the iconic Basel Cathedral.

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Art Basel in Basel 2015 Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Unlimited sector of the international art fair Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland, presents large scale installations, paintings and sculptures, performances and videos in Hall 1 of Messe Basel. This year, the fair presents 74 projects.

Israel is Perceived by Expats as the Most Dynamic Country Worldwide

Malte Zeeck | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Malte Zeeck

Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?

The Alpina Gstaad: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Gstaad Switzerland The Alpina Gstaad (5 Stars) cannot be rival...

LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World: Le Richemond Geneva Is Not Picture Perfect But the View Certainly Is

LuxEco Living | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

Not to be expected... certainly not for one of the most respected brands in the hotel industry. The Dorchester Collection hotels are world renown.

Mass Shooting In Switzerland Kills 5, In Apparent Domestic Dispute

AP | Posted 05.10.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Five people have been found dead after a shooting in northern Switzerland that may have resulted from a family dispute, police said Su...

Small Is Beautiful. The Democratic Advantages of Smaller States

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

Public choice theory teaches us that the bigger the political entity, the less incentives the citizens have to participate actively and to be well informed within a democracy. Democracy and its advantages should be discussed while taking the size of the democracy in question into account.

For Startups, the Most Important Question Is Why? What the San Francisco Tech Market Taught a Swiss Brand Consultant

Dr. Alexander Haldemann | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Alexander Haldemann

The numbers don't lie: more than 75% of venture-backed startups fail. The most common reason? Failure to understand target-audience motivations and to communicate effectively to them.

Waterfall Valley That Inspired 'LOTR' Is Complete Perfection

Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel

The heart-melting village of Lauterbrunnen -- snuggled in a Swiss valley between 72 waterfalls -- is said to have inspired various locations in J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical Lord of the Rings series.

Around the World in 8 Stunning Sunsets

The Outbound Collective | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

There are sunsets... and then there are sunsets. This collection of adventurous destinations is the latter. We hope that you get a chance to go out and experience views like these for yourself.

San Francisco's Bicycle Day 2015 With Alex and Allyson Grey

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

These are the words of Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann after accidentally going on the world's first acid trip. In 1938, Hofmann began investigating the chemical and pharmacological properties of ergot, a rye fungus.