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Listen Up: the Key to 'Speeding Up and Scaling Up' Business and Human Rights Reforms

Amol Mehra | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Amol Mehra

Two phrases were consistently heard at the Fourth Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, which took place in Geneva from November 16 to November 18.

Baur Au Lac Zurich Switzerland: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Zurich Switzerland Hotel Baur Au Lac is credited for having been ...

12 Incredible Vacation Spots Inspired By Star Wars

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.26.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away and we haven't yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn't mean the mood of those places can't be captured here on earth.

Europe's Long Goodbye to Open Borders

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If a bomb can explode in a stadium in France with the French president sitting in it, there is a problem. The Paris attacks are a wake-up call.

This is How You Create a Successful, Equitable Economy

NationSwell | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact

Time is the scarcest resource that we have, but it's something everyone has access to it -- whether you're Bill Gates or a person living on the street. This basic equality of time is the foundation for the online time banking platform TimeRepublik.

9 Quiet Travel Destinations That Are Anything But Boring

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on When introverts want to get away, they want to really get away. You’re unlikely to find them cramme...

Signaling Climate Virtue in Paris

Llewellyn King | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy
Llewellyn King

Anyone who is anyone will be off to Paris in December. That's where the United Nations is holding its Climate Change Conference. Forget Davos: That a...

5 Reasons You Need To Visit The Swiss Alps

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Got mountains on the mind? So do we. The Swiss Alps are perhaps the most iconic and stunning mountains on the planet and we've got five adventures that are more than enough reason for you to start making your plans to visit. We know you bucket list is long, but these need to be added...and probably pushed to the top.

Women Explorers: Annie Smith Peck

Lorie Karnath | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Lorie Karnath

In 1895, Annie became only the third woman to ascend the Swiss Matterhorn, and the first to do this in trousers under a long tunic rather than the unwieldy skirts of the day.

Anti-Immigration Party Wins Swiss Election

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

By Joshua Franklin ZURICH, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The anti-immigration Swiss People's Party (SVP) won the biggest share of the vote in Sunday's national ...

Don't Touch My Thong, Please!

Christine Martitz | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Martitz

(Photo Courtesy Christine Martitz) When it comes to doing laundry there are many things to be mindful of. You have to follow the care-tag, separate ...

Skydiving the Swiss Alps vs. Stairway to Heaven

Stephen Harris | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Stephen Harris

'Stairway to Heaven' and a 'Skydive' seem to reflect opposite directions, but for me they will now be forever linked... I was showered, up for brea...

Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.

Who are the Global Shapers?

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Recently 452 brilliant young people from 452 cities representing 169 countries gathered "quietly" in Geneva. Our purpose? Getting to know each other so we can positively change the world together.

Artist Betty Fairbank Griggs Takes Us Down Memory Lane

Lee-En Chung | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
Lee-En Chung

Although some octogenarians are showing signs of Alzheimer's disease or dementia, Miss Betty dubbed her art exhibit as "Memory Lane" and guided us thru her seaside adventures in Portugal...

10 Reasons Why Studying Hospitality in Switzerland Has Changed My Life

College Tourist | Posted 08.31.2015 | College
College Tourist

These internships gave me the opportunity to fully immerse myself in a new country and culture. I was able to live and work in Hong Kong, Ireland and the UAE. Working in these countries gave me the opportunity to have real-life work experience that I couldn't get in a classroom setting.

Paitently Waiting: Five Hours in JFK's Terminal 8 and a Memorable First Day

Mac Cassells | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
Mac Cassells

While an inconvenience, this delay provided our group of four to get to know each other, as we would be spending the next couple of weeks learning, eating and living together in Riva. Our group exchanged stories of our summers thus far and what we expected and wanted to do while in Europe.

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

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

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 | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

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.