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Stefana Vasilescu

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Well-being. Well-learning.


For New Year’s resolutions or even weekends, our attention often turns towards self-care and well-being. If it’s physical well-being, we promise ourselves to work out more, eat healthier, consume less alcohol or sweets. Spiritually, maybe we want to read, meditate, or pray more. Finally, for emotional well-being we long for human connection: we want to spend more time with our loved ones, to invest more into new relationships ...

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How to fuel your learning with passion


Calathea, Begonia Maculata, Anthurium, Monstera Adansonii, Monstera Deliciosa, Peperomia, Ficus Tineke, Golden Pothos, Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus, Tradescantia Zebrina, Caladium, Impatiens… If these words immediately trigger an image for you, you must belong to the plant lovers club. However, if you’re not particularly passionate or knowledgeable about plants, this might sound like a foreign language. That’s probably why my colleagues were very impressed. During our weekly call, when I ...

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Give German a second chance


Maybe you have already tried to learn German (or another language) but without any real success. You enrolled in courses, memorized the rules, and filled in all the blanks in your manuals. And yet you wouldn’t say that you master the language as you’re still lacking the confidence to speak. Or, even worse, you found the process so difficult, frustrating, and not rewarding at all, that you gave ...
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Discover the hidden gems of Switzerland


In 2019, expats accounted for almost a quarter of Switzerland’s population. Most of them arrived here for work, love, study, or maybe they were simply drawn by the irresistible aroma of chocolate. No matter how and why you ended up here, one of the most rewarding aspects about living in Switzerland is its’ unique landscape. We’re sure you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to discover its ...
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Why you should learn (Swiss) German, even if you don't have to


Maybe you're one of those "lucky" expats living in Switzerland, that don't have to learn (Swiss) German, neither for professional nor for personal reasons. Are you relieved that you don't have to bother with that and grateful that you can fully work or socialize in English/another language? Or maybe you do need to learn the language but you're frustrated with the process. Either way, here ...

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