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The Best Times to Visit Italy for Good Weather, Deals, and Wine

Deciding where to travel in Italy — and when — all boils down to taste. Beaches or vineyards? Bustling cities, or quiet and secluded rural …

Italy

Political cheat sheet: Understanding Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party

As part of our introductions to Italy's main political parties ahead of the 2018 general election, we take a look at the party led by Silvio …

Italy

Where to go in Italy in 2018: Ten travel ideas off the beaten path

American-turned-Roman John Henderson, who blogs about life in Italy at Dog-Eared Passport, picks ten of his favourite lesser-known Italian …

Italy

All you need to know about iliac crest pain

The iliac crest is the most prominent part of the ilium, the largest of the three bones that make up the bony pelvis or hip bone.<p>It is the curved …

Advice on Learning a New Language from People Who Speak Up to Sixteen

Photo by Alejandro Escamilla/Unsplash<p>Looking to be a polyglot? We've got you covered.<p>Anyone can learn a new language, no matter their age. Simply …

This Is Not A Beautiful Hiking Video: A Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike - Mountain Life

In 2016, an adventurer from Vienna, Austria boarded a plane to California to hike the Pacific Crest Trail—a 2650 miles footpath from Mexico to …

Hiking

FluentU Italian

By<p>Think fast: <b>What could you do in four hours</b>?<p>You could sit through the first “Lord of the Rings” movie.<p>You could relax with a couple cups of tea and …

How to Be More Than an Average Joe

No one wants to settle for the results that come with being average but it's easy to fall into the trap.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’re sick of being average? You say you want more out of your life and work? The question is really about what you’re going to do …

15 Free Things To Do In Rome On A First Time Visit

I’ve (over)used this adage so many times “Rome is amazing but FREE Rome is the best”. Replace Rome with any other amazing city in the world and the …

Italy

11 Beautiful Italian Words And Phrases That Just Don't Translate

Image: IakovKalinin<p>Italy is indisputably a land of beautiful things: beautiful landscapes, cities, cuisine, fashion and people. It’s also home to a …

Italy

Five easy Italian words with an interesting history

The Italian language has been shaped by centuries of cultural and historical developments, so that every word has a story behind it.<p>Italian speakers …

This Video Proves Rome Is One of the World's Most Beautiful Places

If you've been to Rome, you can vouch for the city's stunning architecture, storied streets, and breathtaking views. Even if you haven't had the …

These Are the Most Inspirational Videos Ever Made

These 13 videos will motivate and inspire you to succeed no matter where you are in your journey.<p>Last week, I posted the most motivational books ever written. Today, I'm posting videos that will inspire and motivate you each time you watch them. Enjoy!<p>1. <i>Dream</i><p>In order to achieve great things, you …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

How to Learn a Language in Just 30 Minutes a Day

Who says learning a language needs to be a full-time job? With the right strategy, scheduling, and tools, you’ll only need 30 minutes a …

Language Learning

Express Your Opinion In Italian!

Last week, in my blog <b>In Che Condizioni E’</b> I wrote about the importance of developing a vocabulary of descriptive adjectives in Italian. Believe me, I …

Language Learning

Becoming Italian Word by Word

Some 500 new words are making their official debut in the 2016 edition of Italy’s <i>dizionario Zingarelli</i>. One in ten is English. (<i>Una su dieci è …

How Silicon Valley Made Big City Housing A Major Cause Of And Solution To Inequality

San Francisco is a living crystal ball of what happens when a city refuses to build enough housing to accommodate the dense clustering of high- tech and service workers natural to modern industries.<p>The median rent has skyrocketed above $3,500/month and over 12,000 residents have been evicted from …

Silicon Valley

The Children of ISIS

On the day he planned to make his sacred journey, or <i>hijra</i>, to the Islamic State, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan woke up before dawn at his house in …

Islam