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If you've ever wondered why we don't travel more...  Posted on 11/03/2009
Oslo, Zurich and Copenhagen the most expensive cities in the world:According to the latest report from UBS on the cost of living (Prices and Earnings comparison), Oslo, Zurich, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and New York are the world's...
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The Empathy Deficit  Posted on 10/21/2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cBarbara Ehrenreichthedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care Crisis
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The Urban Dictionary defines the term 'Hater' as...  Posted on 10/18/2009
HaterA person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person.Hating, the result of being a hater, is not exactly jealousy. The hater doesnt really...
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This is what I miss most about the US...  Posted on 10/02/2009
When I watch human interest segments like this, from my home in Germany, it really makes me miss living in the US. Not because everyone in every customer service related position behaves with this level of courtesy, but because this is the...
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What's a 'dirndl'?  Posted on 07/23/2009
DirndlPronunciation:\ˈdərn-dəl\Function:nounEtymology:short for German Dirndlkleid, from German dialect Dirndl girl + German Kleid dressDate:19371 : a dress style with tight bodice, short sleeves, low neck, and gathered skirt2 : a full...
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Watching Water Boil (or Paint Dry, if you prefer)  Posted on 06/20/2009
I am completely falling asleep in the *loudest* "food court" at the Chicago O'Hare airport. But I have to stay awake so I don't miss my connection to Frankfurt in *five* hours. I figured I'd start by distracting...
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"The best-laid plans of mice and men/often go awry"  Posted on 06/20/2009
To all the friends and family I didn't get a chance to see on my visit to the US this Spring:I was hoping I would be able to visit all of you before I fly out tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, I just had too many loose ends to tie-up...
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