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If It's Good Enough for the Swiss, It's Good Enough for US

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Written by Kyle Coward, Writer, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning It's hard not to admire Switzerland for quite a few things - everything f...

'Literature Is My Utopia': Eventi Letterari Monte Verità in Ascona

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

art of the Primavera Locarnese, a cultural event that combines literature, cinema and a youth program, this year's Eventi Letterari explores the theme of "Utopias and Demons."

WATCH: How This Explorer Survived Months Of Darkness Trekking To The North Pole

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meet the first person who circumnavigated the equator and Arctic Circle and traversed the entire length of South America and the Amazon River -- all ...

Next Stop: Equal Pay Day

Megan Beyer | Posted 04.03.2014 | Women
Megan Beyer

With so many families now relying on the earning power of women, why not take that supply chain approach a step further to require our government contractors to pay men and women equally? The relative success of the Swiss model speaks for itself.

Ballet de Du Grand Théâtre de Genève: Holla, the Swiss Are in the House!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

It takes more than a good share of talent, energy and choreographic expertise to deliver 65 minutes of non-stop exhilarating movement, but the 20 dancers of the Ballet du Grand Théatre de Genève delivered just that on Tuesday night

$12 Burger Anchors New McSwiss Menu

BurgerBusiness | Posted 03.26.2014 | Taste
BurgerBusiness

TV advertising boasts it has everything a burger should: "character, taste and size."

The Financial Overthrow of Ukraine

Frank Vogl | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Frank Vogl

Despite all the swagger of Russia's Putin and the pro-Russian sentiments of many citizens of Ukraine living in Crimea, the people of Ukraine remain angry about the staggering sums of cash allegedly stolen from them by the country's former government leaders and their cronies.

Switzerland and the EU: The Heavy Cost of Isolation

Student Reporter | Posted 03.24.2014 | World
Student Reporter

swissreferendumcows ZURICH, Switzerland - On Feb. 9, the Swiss voted to introduce a quota system to cap immigration from European Union countries. The EU has responded quickly and unequivocally: Without the free movement of persons, Switzerland risks losing access to EU markets and institutions that help fuel a large part of the Swiss economy. In the few weeks since the referendum, Switzerland has already gotten a taste of the costs that increasing isolation brings.

Public Education and Job Readiness: What Can Be Done to Shrink the Skills Gap?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Education
Peter Smirniotopoulos

What role should K-12 public education play in the job readiness of its graduates? Answering this question first requires addressing the proper role of public education.

Governments as Partners in Innovation

Kathy Kemper | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

25 years ago, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee drafted a memo to his colleagues at CERN that outlined a new way of managing information; that document was the foundation for what we now call the Internet.

6 Winter Games Getaways to Unleash Your Inner Olympian

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The Sochi Winter Games are nearly over, but fervor is at a fever pitch (let's just say I've been Googling "where to learn bobsleigh").

Top 10 Extreme Skiing Spots

Cheapflights | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

For some, performances at the Olympics are great to marvel at from the couch while; for others, they are motivation to take on a challenge and step outside the comfort zone. If you fall into the latter camp, this list is for you.

Zurich: A Big Swiss City With Small City Charms

John Mariani | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

Zurich was at its sunny finest -- the same broad river was as blue as the sky, the buildings took on colors of tan, white, brown and pink, the wet winter of yesterday had changed into the kind of day that showed off the city at its most alluring.

Hijacker Pro Tip: The Swiss Airforce Only Works During Business Hours

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

No Swiss fighter jets were scrambled Monday when an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked his own plane and forced it to land in Geneva, because it hap...

5 Places You Need to Visit in Slovenia That Have Nothing to Do With Skiing

Inga Batur | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

We might be small and it's easy to get around, but you should really take your time to enjoy us, meet the people and have a perfect glass of wine.

14 Heavenly Candy Lands Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Think of this as your very own Valentine's Day bucket list of 14 candy kingdoms -- places where you can shop for sugar (and sweet treats) around the world.

Switzerland: Money Not People

Andy Valvur | Posted 04.13.2014 | Weird News
Andy Valvur

European Union officials were quick to chastise Switzerland for its decision over the weekend to limit the flow of workers across its borders. Switz...

Europe Warns Swiss Of Consequences Over Immigration Vote

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | World

* Referendum was initiated by right-wing SVP party * Swiss business says vote creates toxic uncertainty * Large neighbou...

Artist Turns Swiss Mountain Into One Massive (And Colorful) Work Of Art

Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

As if Gstaad, Switzerland didn't already sound like a fictional snow paradise, artist Olaf Breuning is giving us even more reason to marvel at the win...

Anti-immigration Initiative Threatens to Isolate Switzerland From EU and the Rest of the World

Student Reporter | Posted 04.06.2014 | World
Student Reporter

By Ieva Maniušytė, Bachelors of Economics student at Vilnius University A few months after the World Economic Forum's annual meeting has ended, the...

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Beyond Davos: The Importance of Conversation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

The well-publicized discussions and debates taking place at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week can surely light the spark of change. However, it is only through the repeated echo of those ideas in the months and years to follow that will lead to action and produce meaningful solutions.

Davos: An Age-old Resort to Cure 'Bad Breath'

Kari Stoever | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kari Stoever

If the global leaders in Davos don't invest in innovative new tools like TB vaccines, a world without effective antibiotics may be what awaits us. I hope Bono's voice is rested.

The Exceptional Traveler: City and Country

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

Whether you have a week, ten days or two weeks to get away from it all, a well established travel philosophy of mine is to visit both city and countryside on every trip.