Topic: News (114 articles)


9 Things You Should Know About Cologne’s Carnival

1. In Cologne, Silliness Is Serious Business At the end of February, from Thursday* until Ash Wednesday, the city of Cologne is in an exceptional state. Carnival (in German Karneval) has been celebrated in Cologne since medieval times and is…

February 27, 2014, by

Indie Publishing

Turn Your Research Paper Into A Book: 5 Reasons To Self-Publish Your Work

Recently, I stumbled over an old research paper I had written in university. The term paper (a short treatise on classical perceptions of melancholy as a disease of the “four temperaments”) had survived on a backup copy of my website,…

November 13, 2013, by

Language Learning

Learn a Language With Music: Boost Your Memory & Connect The Dots

Have you ever tried to learn a language by listening to music? Here are some tips and tricks how to get the most out of learning a language with music. Why Learn a Language With Music? Music influences us in…

October 3, 2013, by

Indie Publishing

10 People, 5 Continents: One Book

When I first quit my day-job three years ago to work full-time on the Internet, there was a sense of being on my own.  I did know a few people from online teaching platforms which were encouraging communal activity on…

July 25, 2013, by

Indie Publishing

Who Wants To Write A Book With Us?

There’s something magical about making books. Thanks to the advent of independent or self-publishing, the process has become a lot easier and more accessible. About one month ago I thought about how to share this exciting experience with more people….

July 2, 2013, by


Happy Hanukkah To All Our Readers!

Today is the first day of Hanukkah and we wish you a hearty Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday). Since Hanukkah is not just the Festival of Lights but also a season of miracles, we will shake a few surprises out of our sleeves…

December 8, 2012, by


Online Learning as a Coping Strategy In Times Of Conflict

We usually tend to think of learning as a means to an end, i.e. learning medicine to become a doctor, etc. But in some areas of the world, learning has a very different function in addition to that. One of…

November 20, 2012, by

Indie Publishing

“98 percent of all culture is unavailable”

Yesterday I stumbled over a short video clip summarizing the history of the land commonly known as Israel/Palestine/Canaan. Before the 3 and a half minutes were over I found myself laughing uncontrollably due to the sheer tragic comedy of it all….

October 4, 2012, by


Free Online Teaching Directory: Tutors Shouldn’t Pay For Listings

When I announced two months ago that we opened a directory for online tutors the response from teachers and tutors was very positive. Up to now many people have registered their online teaching websites and receive traffic from us every day….

August 22, 2012, by


How To Patch The Summer Hole

It’s that time of the year again when everyone’s on holiday, chilling out in pools and seaside resorts. Many politicians and sports institutions are on holiday and the newspapers and TV stations are struggling to find newsworthy material, so they…

August 4, 2012, by


A Call To All Independent Teachers

When we started building this site two years ago we didn’t want just another ‘platform’ containing thousands of teacher and student profiles. The Internet already feels impersonal enough sometimes, doesn’t it? So we limited the number of teachers on our…

June 14, 2012, by


When Stuff Gets Stolen And Value Skyrockets

In a world where heavy (regional) restrictions apply to downloading movies and music in a legal way, it’s no surprise that many people choose to take the route of free. Anti-piracy zealots claim that downloaders are curmudgeoning pinchfists. That’s open…

June 11, 2012, by