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Modern Life in One of the Ancient Cities

It seems just about anywhere you care to dig in modern Rome. You find its ancient origins buried underneath just waiting to be rediscovered. Unlike many ancient cities, however, Roma, the eternal city is a bustling modern city with all the attendant issues we associate with contemporary life; traffic, urban sprawl, parking shortages and garbage collection. All these play tag with Rome’s past. A giddy mix of magnificent Renaissance art, evocative ruins and a dynamic, vibrant contemporary culture make Rome the world’s most inspiring, romantic and zestful of cities, with an undeniable lust for life all of its own. Portrait Roma One of the world’s most impossibly romantic cities, immersed in a history that spans millennia, and with a heartbeat fuelled by divine cuisine and fabulous fashion. Ro...

Living in Hong Kong

Relocation to any new destination always brings with it advantages and disadvantages. Expats will soon find Hong Kong China is no different. The more prepared you are for living in Hong Kong, the more successful your move will prove to be. The good news is that Hong Kong daily life makes it one expat destination where the upside seems to far outweigh the downside. Today, Hong Kong is a vibrant, dynamic city. It showcases the stark contrast between Asian and Western cultures while drawing upon both cultures to create the city the vigorous, energetic city it is. Is Hong Kong A Good Place To Live? This bustling city is typically described as one place where “East meets West”, reflecting the local culture’s effervescent mix of Chinese roots with influences carried over from its period of Briti...

How did the Cruise Industry Reach its Prosperity?

If you still think that cruise holidays are only for seniors, you are wrong. In comparison with the old-fashioned style, nowadays cruise ships remind us of floating cities with high-quality entertainment and services. The current situation The cruise industry changed a lot. Nowadays it doesn’t sound like a pensioners’ thing anymore. And the Symphony of the Seas is living proof – it is the largest passenger ship ever to be constructed. In addition, some current large cruise ships contain skydiving simulators, go-karting, bumper cars and ice bars, provide top-quality food services that meet land standards. Millennials and Chinese tourists have dramatically increased the number of guests on board: in the last year there were over 25 million people. As the numbers reveal, many passengers are k...

Hilarious Things Everyone Has Secretly Done

Some people have skeletons in their closet, but some of us only have just a few bones. The worst that most of us have to hide is that we occasionally tell our friends some little white lie about how “awesome” our weekend was when we actually hung around the house binge watching Big Bang. We’re more alike than we realize though when it comes to secrets. Here are some hilarious things everyone has secretly done. 1. Used a bare wrapping paper tube as a lightsabre.  After all the gifts have been wrapped at Christmas how can you resist? When you reach the end of the wrapping paper and you’re left holding the cardboard tube what do you do? The obvious answer is start making lightsabre noises and twirling the tube like Luke Skywalker. 2. Lowered the music on your car stereo so you can see better....

10 Surprising Health Facts

There are many studies published on health and fitness. It’s hard to keep up with the mass of information out there. Some findings repeat the advice we’ve heard over and over again however there are some which are more shocking. Here are 10 surprising health facts. 1. Drinking coffee can prevent depression Aside from the many negative effects of caffeine on our health, caffeine has its positive points too. A study done at the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drank a minimum of four cups of coffee per day could lower their risk of depression by 20 per cent. Suicide rates in women who drank at least 2 cups of coffee per day were lower also. 2. Chewing gum makes you more alert Do you suffer from a mid-afternoon slump? Can’t seem to concentrate in the morning? Try chewing g...

Scientists Have a New Pill to Replace Exercise

We’re working longer hours and sleeping less. Our personal relationships are squeezed into the few remaining minutes of the day. It’s no wonder why we chase the fastest ways to get fit. Scientists in California have made some new breakthroughs with a drug called 516. These scientists have a new pill to replace exercise. It’s “exercise in a pill,” says Ronald Evans, who’s leading research on it at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California. Before you get excited about a pill with the potential to replace the chore of exercising, here’s everything you should know about 516. What is 516? It’s dubbed the “exercise pill”. 516 is a chemical compound that scientists have been working with for about 10 years now. It works by breaking down the body’...

What does it feel like to be outside the Earth?

It is probably one of the most remarkable and priceless thrills that only the most favoured can have. Less than 540 people have been outside the Earth. NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. (Source: Wikipedia) It is a well known space related company, which literately sends people to the open space. However, everyone knows that not all enthusiasts are destined to become astronauts. The selection and competition are extremely high. Seven lucky people share their sensations and opinion about what it means to be outside the earth and how it had changed them once they came back. Astronauts, the sta...

Happiness Around the World: 2018 Edition

The World Happiness report ranks 156 countries by their happiness level and helps to track the changes and identify its reasons. The report covers six key focus points which are: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity, which helps to indicate the level of happiness. Interestingly enough, this year the research also concentrated on immigrants and their satisfaction level as an additional focal point. Not surprisingly, the top ten positions remain the same as in the last two years. Seems like there is a stable pattern with just a few swaps between ranked countries. Since the differences among these countries aren’t big enough, this is why the list looks like it has done in previous years. The first top 6 places are taken by countries located in Europe....

Expat Travel Secrets That Will Help You Save Money

Before the internet, travel clubs were considered a cutting edge way to get the insider scoop on huge discounts. They fell out of favour as travel agencies took over the then exploded with the Internet as OTAs (Online Travel Agencies). The constant demand for better deals, however, has frozen the leverage of OTAs and shifted favour back to the travel club business model with the added bonus of online convenience. Travel the world or stay local…at great Hotels…at great Restaurants…experience great Adventures and Activities with your family and friends. Members of TheTopTravelClub.com and their families and friends can Go-Direct & Save at over 1400 global independent travel operators with thousands of adventure and activity tour deals PLUS additional direct access to thousands of excepti...

Why You Need to Start Taking Your Mondays Seriously

It is an honest public opinion, Mondays are always hard. Especially if you have been having a relaxing weekend. For this reason, there is a theory stating that it affects work performance, motivation and productivity. People take their time to get used to their work routine again on a weekly basis, each Monday. As it turns out, this is not the worst day of the week. Victory day Recently Redbooth, the data collaboration software provider, had research made investigating which day of the week is the most productive. The study concentrates on task accomplishment percentage, which ensures that Monday is the day. The task accomplishment reaches 20.4%, whereby on Fridays it only reaches 16.7%. Tuesday is a second “high” day with 20.2%. The report claims that “given the relatively low completion ...

7 Ways to Improve Self-Discipline… Even When You’re Drained

Life always puts us into situations when self-discipline is necessary. You may have grown up completely carefree or with high levels of discipline but here are 7 ways to improve self-discipline even when you’re drained. Disciplined People Are Happier According to a study at the University of Chicago, those people with well-developed self-discipline are generally happier. For those of us who need a little extra help can try these tips to improve self-discipline. 1.Mindful meditation Many of us can become overwhelmed when too many things pile up. When you realize this you can use that awareness to transform that feeling into clarity. You can find inner calm in the biggest moments of chaos. Take a few moments to step away from emails, ringing telephones and break through the daily pile up of ...

What’s It Like Living In Malaga?

By MyExpatsWorld Hello Sunny Days and Low-Cost Lifestyle in Málaga, Spain Spain’s Malaga are deservedly popular as a chic and unashamedly cosmopolitan destination for expats and holidaymakers a alike. Many expats and their families are choosing to settle in Malaga, lured by its fabulous year-round weather, its economical lifestyle, divine fresh cuisine and vibrant Andalucian culture. Moreover, living and vacationing in Malaga remains more affordable than in comparable parts of Northern Europe. Thanks to its comparatively low property prices and the equally low cost of living in Spain’s sunny southern city. Malaga Today Málaga is about halfway along the Costa del Sol. Six decades ago, this idyllic stretch of beautiful Mediterranean coastline was home to quaint little fishing villages. Today...