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Why does Rousseau matter today?

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York
The New York Public Library

This year, Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau turns 300. To celebrate, the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the City of Geneva ha...

The 10 Most Popular Study Abroad Destination

Posted 02.29.2012 | College

If you're thinking about packing up and leaving your college campus to spend a semester studying in another country, you're not alone. The Institut...

PHOTOS: It's Literally Leap Year!

Posted 02.29.2012 | Travel

Travelers can still wring a little wisdom out of that old chestnut, "Look before you leap." The author of that now cliche was quite right, not in the ...

10 Things To Do In Zurich On A Backpacker's Budget

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Famous for its super secret Swiss banks and having the world's best quality of life, Zurich's beautiful nature, polished culture and utopian transportation comes with a huge price tag. Don't skip off to somewhere cheaper just yet.

My Swiss Spa Day

Kirsten Chilstrom | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel
Kirsten Chilstrom

I immediately inspected my new face in the mirror: I was glowing.

Hiking The Swiss Alps On A Budget

George Hobica | Posted 04.23.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Despite Switzerland's reputation as a pricey destination, hut-to-hut hiking in the Alps can be a breathtaking (pun intended) bargain.

PHOTOS: Capturing Travel Through Photography

Rick Steves | Posted 04.17.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

We just enjoyed our annual all-staff meeting and our art department shared some of the best of the new photos in our arsenal.

The Swiss Government's Breakthrough Report On Homeopathic Medicine

Dana Ullman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

The Swiss government's report on homeopathic medicine represents the most comprehensive evaluation of homeopathic medicine ever written by a government and was just published in book form in English.

S'more Chocolate

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Cheryl Carlesimo

Every Valentine's Day, our thoughts turn to love, and flowers, and well, chocolate.

Exploring One Of the World's Biggest Postcard Collections

Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

By the standards of the late 19th century, Adolf Feller was a very well traveled man. By the late 1890's the Swiss salesman, who would later help mode...

PHOTOS: Europe On Ice

Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel

The cold snap currently freezing Europe in its tracks -- halting commutes, breaking dams and leaving many stuck at home -- has continued its drive wes...

Romney's Offshore Cash Causing Him More Trouble

NBC | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Romney Revising Disclosures For Overseas Accounts

At Davos Summit, Income Inequality Is A Major Concern

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

High in the Swiss Alps, the global wealth gap is being identified as a source of misery and unrest. Participants in the annual World Economic Forum...

See How This Village Got A Total Makeover

Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

One will mostly find street art in an up-and-coming urban settings, often surrounded by cool young folk, warehouses and exclusive events held by cool ...

PHOTOS: 7 Famous Homes Turned Museums

BootsnAll | Posted 03.21.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

These house museums give us a sense of what life was like in a different period and a glimpse of what went into making artists, writers and great thinkers who they were.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Backpacking Destinations For 2012

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.14.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

You've heard of some of these places, while others are completely new -- each has a little something sassy to get you anxious to move.

Case Reveals Potential Tax Evasion Links At Swiss Banks

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

* Indictment of 3 Wegelin bankers highlights ties * Inter-bank links key to U.S. tax evasion crackdown * Authorities eye...

Stacking Up: 10 Beautiful Libraries And Bookshops Around The World

BootsnAll | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

Bookworm or not, travelers can enjoy libraries as distinguished architectural landmarks or monuments to a country's literature, culture and history.

Clashing Civilizations Or Hope For Harmony?

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The challenge set for the Doha Forum, to link intercultural dialogue to international development and the UN's very tangible Millennium Development Goals, proved far more touchy than the authors probably imagined.

PHOTOS: The Strangest Museum You'll Ever See (NSFW)

Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

Many people, some who don't love art and even some who do, cannot stand museums. Boring, stuffy, pretentious, outdated... the institution of the museu...

Swiss Politician Compares Gay Adoption To Drug Use

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A leading Swiss politician has sparked an uproar among international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates by comparing gay adoption...

Can Fondue Be Made Without Wine?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Every Friday, we select a question from our Facebook fans and answer it in this weekly column. This week, we talk about fondue, the Swiss national dis...

Do You Know All The Different Kinds of Swiss Cheese?

Kitchen Daily | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

In our series on cheese, we aim to demystify the world of cheeses. This time it's all about Swiss cheese. Cheese! Everyone loves the stuff and it's...

Google's Street View Now Mapping Railroads

google-latlong.blogspot.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Street View is coming to the rails. Google's photo-mapping tool will now extend beyond roads, avenues and freeways and onto train tracks -- at leas...

Swiss Banks Summoned To Hearing On Tax Evasion

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

ZURICH - Swiss banks accused of helping Americans to dodge taxes have been summoned to a parliamentary committee hearing this week at which they will ...