Kolleen Madeck

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5 Less Common European Destinations You'll Fall in Love With

By <b>The College Tourist,</b> Emily Freebery, Fordham University<p><b>Go off the beaten path on your next trip to Europe by visiting one of these less common destinations!</b><p>When planning a trip to Europe certain cities always come to mind. The likes of London, Paris, Dublin, Berlin and Barcelona top the list of …

How the End of World War II Almost Didn’t Happen

When Emperor Hirohito surrendered on August 15, most thought the war was over. It almost wasn’t.<p>Seventy years ago today the recorded voice of Emperor …

War

Go wine tasting in the winter and wait until September to visit summer hot spots: Infographic reveals best off-season travel times and destinations

• <b>Popular destinations may be far more affordable during off-peak months</b>• <b><br>Travelling in the off-season means fewer crowds and discounted hotels</b>• <b><br>Skiers on</b> …

Wine Tasting

Nagasaki Bombing Anniversary: 70,000 Died In The Second Atomic Blast That Ended World War II

Seventy years ago the US Air Force destroyed Hiroshima, the bright flash and fireball above the city revealing the world had entered a savage new …

3 Ways To Hedge Your Bets So You'll Have A Secure Retirement

(<i>The following article originally appeared on RealDealRetirement.com</i>.)<p>I’m not a big fan of hedge funds. Too complicated, too expensive, too opaque. But I am a big believer in hedging your financial bets so that you can still succeed even if the future doesn’t unfold exactly as you expect.<p>Toward …

Retirement

Under-the-Radar Destinations in Europe for Families

<i>Dubrovnik, Croatia (Flickr: Ivan Ivankovic)</i><p>When you've seen the Eiffel Tower, taken a cruise down the Thames and done the Colosseum, you crave for other, lesser known treasures that Europe has in store. Good thing the Old Continent has more than its fair share of family-friendly attractions. Why …

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The 5 European Cities You Need to Visit Right Now

For the first time in a long time, the US dollar is strong while the euro and other European currencies are relatively weak, which means that a favorable exchange rate is on the horizon for American travelers. That also means this fall is the perfect time to embark on a European vacation, as prices …

In Buddha's footsteps: The spread of the ancient religion through 11 sculptures

Updated 30th July 2015

Sculpture

Nazi-Built Venues for 1936 Berlin Olympics Host All-Jewish Games

MAINZ, Germany — Nearly eight decades after Adolf Hitler hosted the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the all-Jewish European Maccabi Games will take place in the same city — including events at venues built by the Nazis.<p>More than 2,100 Jewish athletes from 39 countries will compete in Europe’s biggest …

Israel

The world's most amazing ice cream parlours

Ice Cream

The Brain: A Brief Big History (H2) | Big History Project

Throwback Travel: Camogli, Italy

<b>Summer, 1939.</b> The sun shines on beachgoers in <b>Camogli</b>, an anchovy-shaped fishing port located on the Italian Riviera just down the shore from Genoa.<p>Despite the sky, there’s a dark cloud looming over the village’s white-sand beaches. On September 1 of that year, Germany’s invasion of Poland led …

The Restaurant Guide to Portland, Maine

It may be the smaller and lesser-known Portland, but New England’s Portland is gaining a reputation as a city for food lovers, with a slew of award-winning restaurants recognized nationwide. Here’s our guide to where to eat and drink in this seaside city.

New England

Stocks crashed the last 2 times this happened

Cheap debt is sloshing through the system while yield-hungry investors offer their first-born to earn 5%.<p>And this cheap debt, along with vertigo-inducing stock valuations, has created the largest M&A boom the US has ever seen, with May setting a record.<p>There may be a sense of desperation among CEOs …

Great Smoothie Recipes to Boost Your Fitness and Fat Loss Training

Breakfast is a key component to any fitness and fat loss training program. Many people believe that skimping on calories is the way to lose weight …

The world's most beautiful restaurants - Telegraph

Agatha Christie

Brazil's See-Through Cave Has Water As Clear As The Caribbean

If you're looking for water as clear as the Caribbean, you might want to book it to Brazil this summer. Hidden in a cave in Chapada Diamantina National Park, one of Brazil's most beautiful bodies of water becomes see-through in the sun.<p>Take a look at Poço Azul cavern:<p>Poço Azul means "blue well" or …

Where to Find the 7 Best Food Trucks in Chicago

Chicago is known for one of the most mobile foods anywhere — the hot dog. So, it’s not a stretch to think that food trucks might have a place in the …

The College Majors With The Highest Starting Salaries [Infographic]

Which college graduates earn the most money right out of school? If you want to earn serious cash in your first job, you should study architecture or engineering. Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed Census Bureau data to determine which college majors earn the …

College & University

When the world was reinvented: Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin & the end of World War II

Historian Michael Neiberg tells Salon about the perils of the postwar era & the limits of the what great men can do<p>Up until the second decade of the 20th century, Europe had been home to magnificent feats of cultural brilliance, architecture splendor, and a central hub of cosmopolitan ideas. By May …

Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started

We know certain characteristics can be encouraged, but not taught, like curiosity. But teachers who use an inquiry based approach can provide …

Prosecco: A toast to Italy's finest fizz

The vines are everywhere, right across the landscape; fresh green leaves covering the country in spring and summer, swooping down into valleys and right up and away to swathe the distinctive conical hills. It almost hurts your eyes to look at the bright, verdant vineyards in May. Aptly enough, the …

4 Things You Need to Know About the World's Largest Cave

<i>by Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Photo: Joint British-Vietnamese Caving Expedition 2009 / Barcroft Media / Getty Images<p>It's often said that the Age of Exploration is over. Mount Everest has been scaled, Antarctica traversed, every inch of every vast desert or rainforest mapped with satellite …

15 stunning photos that show how Paris has changed since World War II

Seventy years ago this month, the Allied forces defeated the Nazis. How have things changed since then?<p>Parisian-based artist Julien Knez spent two months trying to answer that question. After assembling a number of historic images of the liberation of the French capital, he tried to find the places …

France

8 Perfect Day Trips From London

Even the most urbane Londoners like to get out of the city once in a while. Follow the locals to these eight attractions, including UNESCO World Heritage sites, ancient ruins, and destinations for riverside relaxation.

England

Best Summer Trips 2015

Make this a summer to remember by snowboarding in the Australian Alps, stargazing in a Sedona red rock canyon, or exploring a volcanic Global Geopark in South Korea. Whether you’re craving adventure or relaxation, our editors’ list of ten Best Summer Trips—plus one reader’s choice—offers a world of …

Summer Institutes 2018

Remembering Africans' role in ending World War 2

<b>Many Africans enlisted – or were conscripted by their colonial ruler, Britain – to fight the Axis countries in World War 2. They were instrumental in</b> …