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The Downside of Fame

One of the biggest drawbacks of social media is that it connects us closer to others we don’t know. And by doing so, it tricks us into thinking we know them. This is why when we hear of the suicide… Continue Reading →

Privacy is a Privilege – A Lesson from East Germany

Although college education has come under attack as of late, one valuable lesson from my experience was studying overseas. Whenever I have the opportunity, I always encourage students to consider studying abroad. Despite the hackneyed phrase, my education overseas did… Continue Reading →

Living In Eastern Europe – An American Perspective – Service

As far as customer service goes, America wins hands down. There simply isn’t a better place I can think of where the customer is treated respectfully and professionally. The bar is set so high in fact, that a poor experience… Continue Reading →

How You Can Really Make a Change

  I don’t really write in the format made for modern blogs, mostly because I don’t care who reads this. So I’ll avoid the single sentence paragraphs that are so common, these are simply my thoughts, oh well. I participate… Continue Reading →

On Growing Up And Wrestling

Watching professional wrestling was one of the many pieces of my childhood that made me who I am today. Unlike a cartoon, it was “real” enough for adults to participate in without being compeltely bored, especially when one considers how… Continue Reading →

My Moldova Experience

Being situated in Poland, where travel possibilities in all directions are limited only by several hours, on a whim I opted to visit Chișinău, the capital of Moldova. Having done no prior research besides finding the location on a map,… Continue Reading →

A Healthy Sleep Aid

Throughout my life I’ve had various battles with sleep. Fortunately, I remain the long term victor although there have been plenty of skirmishes, often lasting days, in which I have been defeated miserably. The pattern I’ve noticed is that most… Continue Reading →

Living in Europe Survival Guide

If you are planning on moving to Europe permanently or for a semester, check out some of these pointers. This is my second time living in a European country so many of the challenges I ran into when I first… Continue Reading →

Eisturm in Texas – Wenn das Wetter herrscht

Schnee beziehungsweise Eis ist in Texas eine Besonderheit weil das Land im Vergleich zu New York oder Deutschland näher zum Äquator ist. Aus diesem Grund kann ein relativ kleiner Eis- oder Schneesturm das Land im Chaos versetzen. Diese Woche ist… Continue Reading →

Is it Safe to Visit Kiev?

If you are wondering whether Kiev is worth visiting and if the city is safe for tourists, the answer to both is yes! To put this into perspective, walking some of America’s inner cities at night is a far more… Continue Reading →

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