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Review Series: Rosetta Stone TOTALe – Part 2
Review Series: Rosetta Stone TOTALe – Part 2

Last week, I wrote the first of three reviews covering Rosetta stone’s new comprehensive online learning program called TOTALe and its core module, Rosetta Course in my language of choice – Swedish.This second review covers Rosetta Studio™ which allows you to practice what you’ve learned by engaging you in “structured conversations with learners at your level”.

Breaking: 300,000+ protest in the streets of Israel
Breaking: 300,000+ protest in the streets of Israel

There is a lot going on in the world right now. So much in fact that it seems as though the mainstream media has completely overlooked the largest rally in Israel’s history.The tent city protest officially started on July 14th, when some Israelis set up tents on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard in protest of the rent being too damn high in Tel Aviv.

Mad as Hell Doctors take their tour on the road
Mad as Hell Doctors take their tour on the road

The Mad as Hell Docs’ RV, Photo courtesy of the author. Feature photo: Progress Ohio“Why are you mad as hell?”The question was posed to a panel of doctors in a high school auditorium in Sequim, Washington.Answers varied, but all had the common thread that the current health care system is broken, inefficient, and corrupt and that the best solution is universal single-payer health care.

Haiti volunteer trip: we asked, you (all 250+ of you!) reached out
Haiti volunteer trip: we asked, you (all 250+ of you!) reached out

UPDATE: 1/16/10 2:15 AM EST: Please read most current update: Haiti Volunteer Project: Evening Update 1/15/10 Special Note 1/14/10 @1:54 EST We are working to connect qualified volunteers with reputable and well established NGOs on the ground. If you are someone wanting desperately to help but don’t have these qualifications, we strongly encourage you to donate to the following:– UNICEF.

Mumbai Calls for Peace
Mumbai Calls for Peace

At last count, there were 250,000 people on the streets of Mumbai on December 3, the one week mark of the terrorist attack on Mumbai City.Civilians– old or young, common folk or celebrities, educated or uneducated, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, or Jew. It didn’t matter. They all marched in unison for the same cause, the same country, and the same outcome: Peace.

Discover Hidden Discount Airfares With AirNinja.com
Discover Hidden Discount Airfares With AirNinja.com

Please note: This is a sponsored review.The mantra of today’s air traveler seems to be “just get me there.” No frills, extra pillows, peanuts, or other perks must get in the way of the cheapest airfare possible. The industry is at each other’s throats weekly, each airline trying to undercut the other.

What people are listening to in… Brazil
What people are listening to in… Brazil

Feature photo by Érre Ortega. Photo above by Prefeitura de Olinda.I thought my collection of Brazilian music was pretty impressive… until I went to Brazil.“Do you like our music?” someone asked me. “Love it!” I said, ticking off the names of Brazilian icons: Caetano Veloso, Joao Gilberto, and Astrud Gilberto.

The 5 deadliest travel fears (and how to defeat them)
The 5 deadliest travel fears (and how to defeat them)

To boldly visit foreign lands, the wannabe traveler must conquer a slew of travel fears. Learn how to sweep them aside and embrace the true rewards of travel.Given the relative safety of aviation, and the existence of many budget airlines such as EasyJet, SkyEurope, and Ryan Air, one might be tempted to conclude that travel is a common pastime, partaken of by most.

Notes on Nariman House: The Travel of Remembrance
Notes on Nariman House: The Travel of Remembrance

Photo by the Author.In some places, what can you do except remember?A gray skeletal hulk in the middle of an alleyway in Colaba in Mumbai South, it is a place that will always belong to the past.Even on this warm Sunday morning in March, with the neighborhood women in their red and gold saris passing Nariman House with mangos and chapattis, this structure belongs to November.

Sometimes you just want to get human!
Sometimes you just want to get human!

For when you’re tired of waiting for a machine to tell you which button to press and just want to talk to a human being.I’m all for artificial intelligence and even look forward to the day I can have a nice chat with my toaster over a cup of coffee, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend my time listening carefully to voice recorded options.

Love in the time of Matador: Romantic Roman rendezvous foregone for self love
Love in the time of Matador: Romantic Roman rendezvous foregone for self love

Lauren Quinn tells us how she learned to love herself. No strings, no exceptions.The scene was set: Rome in autumn. An up-lit fountain in an ancient piazza. Lovers separated by an ocean — both physical and metaphorical — reuniting. A tentative hug, a bashful glance, hearts swooning with the purr of motorinos.

Notes from Easter in Caceres
Notes from Easter in Caceres

Troy Nahumko finds unexpected ghosts are reborn in Spain every Easter.Photos by author.REVERBERATING from around the corner, drumbeats become people and people become a procession.Incense hangs down the adarve, the parapet into which wave after wave of people are crowding.Less than 10 feet of space from wall to wall, close enough to concentrate the eye-stinging smoke, close enough to realize that there are only two ways out, and both would mean climbing over hundreds.