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Sleep Deprivation in College Students: How to Cope?

Asako Maruoka's picture

Sleep deprivation is a prevalent condition amongst college students. Around 70% to 96% of students get less than 7-hours of sleep every night. That is about two hours less than the recommended sleep guidelines!

Sleep Deprivation in College Students: How to Cope?

Write This: Author Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström on Intercultural Life, Social Issues, and Including the World

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We have long loved the creative artistry of Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström. She's a magnificent writer and photographer (check out our early interview with her here), a compelling speaker (listen to her TED talk!), and has a new book out that I absolutely DEVOURED. 

Winter's Music for Connection and Celebration, Solitude and Reflection

by Kerry Dexter / Dec 20, 2021 /
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Winter: it's a season of connection and celebration, solitude and reflection.

It is also a time of stories, and of music.

Quite a few of those stories have to do with Advent, and Christmas. Whether those are within your faith or not, there is much to enjoy and learn in the stories. There are many stories of the season told with no words, as well.

Winter's Music for Connection and Celebration, Solitude and Reflection

Breathtaking Scenes on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Asako Maruoka's picture

Whether this is your first trip to Russia, or if you already know your way around the best of Eastern Europe, you must plan your Trans-Siberian railway trip! Not only will you experience traveling on the longest railway line, but you will also get to enjoy the spectacular nature of Russia at every stop. Now, let’s see what a few of them are...

Breathtaking Scenes on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Love Italy? Read This: 103 Other Adventures In and Around Rome

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Think you know Rome? Here's a fabulous book that will show you SO much more to do, explore, eat, and learn than you ever thought possible. 103 Other Adventures* In and Around Rome - *Beyond the biggies like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Vatican is written by Bill Richards (whom you've met here before, with Family on the Loose columns and books!) and Silvia Prosperi.

Whether you're new to exploring Rome or an old hand, there is so much packed into this unassuming TARDIS of a book.

5 Things to Know About Travel Across Europe

Asako Maruoka's picture

There are many countries in Europe that most travelers strive to visit at least once in their lives. France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and others are located relatively close to each other. However, each of these tourist magnets are completely different, and all are worth visiting. If you want to travel across Europe, you must know the essential rules and recommendations to help you enjoy your trip, save money, and avoid any possible problems.

12 Terrific Spots to Get the Best Breakfast in NYC

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Love to eat breakfast out? We do, too. One city where breakfast really shines is New York City, which features almost too many unique restaurants. You only need to search for the best breakfast in NYC to find the greatest eateries in the city. Here are 12 terrific spots to get the best breakfast in NYC.

12 Terrific Spots to Get the Best Breakfast in NYC

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Looking Back to Go Forward

by Stacey Ebert / Dec 06, 2021 /
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It’s that time of year again: the time when resolutions get made and reflections are shared; where we take stock, think back, and dream big dreams to come. It’s a funky time of year. For some families, it’s hard, hurried, and filled with hassles. For some, it’s festive, fabulous, and full of joy. For some, it’s reflective, reserved, and riddled with resolutions. 

Saxony Streams Online German Advent Calendar

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Advent calendars have been a cherished German tradition since the 19th century. They act as a delightful door to places we cannot see but can imagine. They also serve as a countdown to Christmas Eve, beginning on the first of December. Each morning a new door is opened. What’s behind the door, remains a secret, until that day. Children naturally prefer Advent calendars filled with chocolate, an invention from Dresden. SIGHTGEIST – THE SAXONY MAGAZINE‘s video Advent calendar is filled with intriguing true stories from Saxony.

All You Need to Know Before Traveling Abroad

Asako Maruoka's picture

Traveling is a fantastic way learn about the world—and yourself. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. With a little budgeting, you can visit the most amazing places, providing you with a better understanding of yourself and the world in general. 

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