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Switzerland Highights Europe's Huge Immigration Problem

Milton Ezrati | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Milton Ezrati

Not too long ago, the Swiss voted in a referendum to limit immigration and make it easier to expel foreign-born residents. The specifics of the vote matter less than the sentiment it reflects, in Switzerland and Europe generally, feelings exemplified in an otherwise insignificant incident in the small Swiss city of Nyon.

Iranian Street Art Brothers Icy & Sot Take Over Europe

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York's adopted street art brothers Icy & Sot have been spreading their wings in Brooklyn for a couple of years since we first interviewed them upo...

A TEDx Talk on Beauty and Life Extension Science

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

What is happening to our species is we are becoming far more than just human. All around us incredible advances in technology are changing and improving us.

A New Spin on Anti-Immigrant Legislation: Swiss Party Proposes Immigration Cap to Limit Consumption

Hazel Guardado | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Hazel Guardado

While there are many available strategies to prevent overconsumption and high birth rates, the ECOPOP proposal will not be successful in achieving this. Rather, it only serves as a guise for xenophobic immigration restrictions that will divide Switzerland socially and hurt it economically.

What To Do In Switzerland

Alison Chino | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

The hotels, shops and restaurants looked as though they had been decorated with cupcake frosting. And behind the buildings, the scene was made complete by the dramatic rise of the mountains, the Swiss Alps.

A Weekend of Great New German Films Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I chatted with the Director of the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari, who oversees German Currents to find out more about this unique weekend of film.

The Reason Why Countries Rise and Fall

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

Today's world is going in circles seeking the antidote of growing their countries' economies, not realizing this very fact, which is also the reason why certain countries cannot produce multinational corporations. Politicians are not the solution, they are rather part of the challenge.

11 Spectacular Spots for Fall Foliage

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Summer is a swell season, but throwing on a cozy sweater, pouring some hot cocoa in a travel mug and meandering along a woodland trail lined with trees changing hues isn't so bad either. Hello, Fall. To make the transition easier, park yourself at a property where plenty of nature is on the doorstep -- here 11 spectacular spots for autumn, from New York to Norway.

Instead of Taking Selfies, Take More Photos!

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Erdika Wirengjurit

Photographs are beyond "memory-keepers" for me. I believe that they are powerful tools. It can reveal secrets, share a story, forge an opinion, bind people and, to some extent, change the world all through simple perception.

Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer'

Hopper.com | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft.

The Best Economies In The World

24/7 Wall St. | Robert Serenbetz and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competiti...

Willi Dorner's 'Bodies in Urban Spaces' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.01.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Until November 2014, the 12th edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition is taking place in the city of Biel/Bienne (Switzerland). Entitled Le Mouvemen...

150 Years After the First Geneva Convention, Switzerland and the ICRC Call for Greater Respect for International Humanitarian Law

Didier Burkhalter | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Didier Burkhalter

150 years ago to the day, the first Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field was adopted, declaring that even in times of war, a certain degree of humanity must be preserved. We are now calling for stricter compliance with this principle.

A Perfect Family Trip to Europe

Alison Chino | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

We decided to divide our time with a week in Scotland, a week in London and Paris and a week in Switzerland. This combination turned out to be a great itinerary for a family trip to Europe.

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

Three Ways the Third Metric Can Help Kids Through Mindfulness and Face Challenges

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

When I am with my children I practice "being present," noticing sometimes small things and acts. I'm taking the time and not only passing the time. After all, mindfulness, as a skill, can be learned and we can start today.

These Are The Countries Where Human Progress Is Fastest and Slowest

Mashable | Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published its annual Human Development Report, which focuses on human vulnerability worldwide, last we...

Preparing for Impact

Tamara Belinfanti | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Tamara Belinfanti

True impact requires systems thinking -- in order to change some aspect of our society we have to understand as best we can the inter-connectedness and function of the various parts.

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

Startups: Switzerland's New Graduate Program

Pro Journo | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Pro Journo

By Eva Perrett, Masters Student at Graduate Institute in Geneva Swiss students have dispersed for the summer holidays. Among those graduating and ent...

Walgreens and Inversion, Where the Tea Party and Liberals Unite

Don McNay | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The ideal way to implement change is to wait for Congress to change the laws. The most efficient way for an American citizen to make their anger felt is by boycotting Walgreens.

Why A Walgreens Boycott Could Be A Wakeup Call For Washington

Don McNay | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Walgreens becoming a "foreign" company is a slap in the face to Americans for a number of reasons. As Sorkin noted, they received $16.7 billion from Medicare and Medicaid last year, which is about 25 percent of its corporate revenues.

4 Reasons to Visit Switzerland This Summer

Chris Lopinto | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

I recently met up with Alex Herrmann, director Americas, Switzerland Tourism, and he gave me an eye-opening education about Switzerland and the many wonders it offers travelers - outside of skiing.

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

Hopper.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming pools will have something for you.