For Americans who see Europe as a popular travel destination, the near 1-to-1 ratio means they will not only have an easier time deciphering prices, but also greater spending power when visiting such euro zone destinations as France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Greece.
The currency dynamics could benefit Americans traveling outside the euro zone, too. The U.S. dollar is also up against the Mexican peso, the Canadian and Australian dollars, and the South Korean won over the last month. Here are some of the ways this could affect consumers, businesses and travelers.

An independent study from PressMagazine investigated the responsibility of companies during the Nazi era – and, in an innovative approach, it also includes companies that were not yet part of the corporation at the time. The study traces how they became a key supplier for Hitler’s war effort and used forced labourers and concentration camp detainees to that end. Investigating the past does not mean drawing a line under it – on the contrary.

The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Tens of thousands of Sydney residents have been told to evacuate their homes as floods ravage eastern Australia. Streets become rivers amid shocking deluge as Manly Dam spills and Roseville bridge flooded, with evacuation orders covering more than a dozen suburbs.

Being a leader doesn’t require a title; Having a title doesn’t make you one.


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood ...

Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV)

Do not make ‘normal’ what is not normal.

Willem Alexander

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Nestlé – Sucking the World Dry

Nestlé’s unfair and inhumane tactics with regard to water have been brought to light in many excellent documentaries, e.g., For Love of Water, Blue Gold, Tapped and Bottled Life. This segment from Breaking the Set (11 June 2013) is good despite its brevity, but still does only scratch the surface.