Douglas Howey

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Six reasons why Syrians are fleeing to Europe in increasing numbers

Why are so many more refugees undertaking the long journey to Europe? UNHCR’s Melissa Fleming explains<p><b>1.</b> <b>The war in Syria shows no signs of ending. People continue to flee, and refugees in neighbouring countries are now losing hope that they can return</b><p>Inside Syria, the situation has continued to …

Refugees

Europe's most overcrowded beaches - and their unspoiled alternatives

Why universities should get rid of PowerPoint and why they won't

Do you really believe that watching a lecturer read hundreds of PowerPoint slides is making you smarter?<p>I asked this of a class of 105 computer …

Foundation of God's Church vs. Foundation of Catholic Church

Foundation of God's Church vs. Foundation of Catholic Church<p>5/23/2015 Catholicism 35 Comments<p>We talk this time about the foundation of God’s Church …

5 Steps to Become Conversationally Fluent in Spanish - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

Spanish is the language that started off my lifelong obsession with language learning, so it holds a special place in my heart. Thanks to Spanish I …

7 Reasons why we should all be moving to Romania right now

1. The internet is fast and cheap.<p>When many people think of Romania, they think of horses and carts, orphanages and vampires. They don’t think of …

European Travel

The 6 Top Languages Global-Minded CEOs Should Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session earlier this year, Microsoft founder and prolific philanthropist Bill Gates said his biggest regret in life is that he speaks only English.<p>Not exactly what one would expect to hear from the …

7 Steve Jobs Quotes That Could Change Your Life

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs</b> …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

4 Things You Need to Know Before Renting a Condo in Europe

Many frequent travelers have become wise to the idea of renting a vacation condo instead of a standard hotel room. And for those who take advantage often, the benefits can be huge.<p>For starters, condos usually come with a full kitchen. For those trying to save some money by eating a few meals in, …

$15 Europe flights? Ryanair board OKs plan to fly to USA

Europe's largest discount airline says it will begin flights to the United States and plans to sell some seats for less than $15 each way.<p>The board of Irish-based Ryanair on Monday OK'd adding trans-Atlantic flights. That ends years of speculation about when the airline might eventually turn its …

Aviation

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

(Photo: Vilnius, Lithuania/Shutterstock)<p>You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?<p>Every year, PriceOfTravel.com updates its Europe …

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you …

Australian entrepreneurs raise $1 million for their business in three hours via crowdfunding

A pair of Australian entrepreneurs have reached $US1 million ($1.2 million) in funding for their business in the fastest time ever on crowdfunding …

Masked Gunman’s Plan Foiled by the Second Amendment — and the Surveillance Camera Caught It All (GRAPHIC)

When a man wearing a bandanna over his face walked into a Pinch, West Virginia, pharmacy on Wednesday, a surveillance camera was rolling and Don Radcliff apparently tried using humor at first to diffuse the situation.<p>Image source: YouTube<p>The pharmacist tried to “feel the guy out” by joking with …

Future world attractions: 50 incredible sights coming to planet Earth

Lovehomeswap.com’s list features nine huge projects in China, such as the giant Phoenix Towers, due for completion in 2018, and the eye-catching Changsha Bridge, to open next year; six in the US, including New York’s answer to the London eye and the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial; and three in …

Photo

How Your Personality Changes When You Speak in a Foreign Language – RealLife English

Have you ever seen someone speaking two languages and feel as if two different people are speaking them?<p>A Brazilian Speaking Japanese English<p>I was …

7 Biggest Problems of Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse culture shock, re-entry shock, re-whatever-you-want-to-call-it-shock. I'm sure if you have studied abroad, are planning to study abroad, or are currently abroad, you have heard of it in some form or another.<p>Trust me when I tell you it's as hard as they say it will be. For me, reverse …

Booking a cruise? Find the right size ship for your taste

Look at enough websites and brochures, and cruise ships tend to become a blur of happy people at sea, dining and playing. But the reality is that cruising brings together several travel experiences — sightseeing usually in multiple destinations, lounging, dining, dancing, being entertained and on …

Cruise Ships

Clickless in Ephesus: How I Missed (What's left of) the Wonder of Wonders

I took a whole bunch of pictures at the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. Actually, I didn't know much about this spot on the Turkish coast before our cruise ship stopped at the port of Kusadasi, from which it's a half-hour bus ride to the ruins.<p>Tourists, many from cruise ships, pack the lanes of …

How to Learn Vocabulary, Especially Foreign Language Vocab – And I Mean LEARN, Not Just Memorize | Learn Spanish with Andrew - How to Learn Spanish Online

Harry came up with a set of 4 simple rules concerning how to go about coming up with these visualizations that help you memorize whatever it is you …

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Memrise app makes learning CHINESE child's play

The apps that make learning CHINESE child's play: New wave of games help you read and write Asian script<p><b>Chinese is one of the many courses available</b> …

Language Learning

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

European Travel