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How Hard Is It to Make It to the NHL?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

As hockey fans, one of our favorite things to do is criticize the players. But are we giving these players enough credit? How hard is it actually to 'make it,' to 'go to the show,' to 'get the call?'

Lost and Found in Translation

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

From my adult students, I hear hectic work stories and anecdotes about their spouses and children, and I've congratulated them on birthdays and babies. And yet, all of this takes place in my linguistic comfort zone, not theirs.

Actions Speak Louder: Reflections on Sept.12

Daniel Scott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scott

It was the 12th of September 2001, and insomnia had only just begun to run rampant worldwide. Thousands of miles away from where my terrified heart wa...

8 Things Not to Miss in Prague

The GypsyNesters | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

The heart and soul of the Czech Republic, as well as traditional Bohemia, are inseparably wrapped up in the amazing cultural confluence that is Prague. It's like stepping inside a fairy-tale picture book.

Central Europe's Pivot to the North Is a Good Idea

András Simonyi | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
András Simonyi

The glory days of Central Europe as the center of attention, the drivers of tectonic changes, is now faded memory.

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

Where The Locals Hang Out In Prague

Bart van Poll | Posted 05.24.2012 | Travel
Bart van Poll

This is the Prague locals love.

On Vaclav Havel, Kim Jong Il and Regular Russian Citizens

Tereza Nemessanyi | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
Tereza Nemessanyi

Most people who know me know my parents defected from Czechoslovakia, and that its Velvet Revolution changed my life. I went from being "from nowhere" to "from somewhere."

Astoria Characters: The Well-Engineered Family

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jarda Nehybka never thought he'd have a wife and two tow-headed toddlers, not at this age, 69.

GEN Launched To Foster Mutualization and Cooperation Among World's Editors

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A new worldwide organization is bringing together editors from different platforms, engineers and developers in news media in a bid to foster more sustainable professional journalism.

Obama Prague Trip Ends On Meeting With Czech President Vaclav Klaus

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE — President Barack Obama on Friday briskly capped his latest mission abroad, squeezing in some diplomacy with his host, Czech President V...

Olympic Hockey Heaven

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Hockey's national profile in the U.S. is most revived only during the Olympics, when its stars reappear on the world stage and shine with elan and effort.

When The Berlin Wall Fell: Commentary

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I first saw the Berlin Wall in 1971. It was then about 10 years old and was the ugliest human structure I'd ever seen: gray, brutal, pitiless, unyield...

Good King Wenceslas: What Will We Risk for Justice?

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Wenceslas was a ruler whose power was due to personal faith and integrity as well as physical prowess.

Czech Politicians Strip Down for Swimsuit Billboard Pitch for Votes (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Czech holiday makers the "nightmare has become a reality." A selection of Czech politicians have been photographed in swim trucks-- prominently di...

Czech Government Ousted For First Time In History; Another Economic Casualty

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE — The Czech government collapsed Tuesday after losing a parliamentary no-confidence vote over its handling of the economic crisis. It wa...