How To Store Your Money Overseas

Useful tips about storing money overseas.

The Exchange Room

It’s your first time living by yourself overseas. You no longer have the safety net of a credit card you understand, an ATM in your language; you can’t even ask your parents for a bit of pocket money! If banks, finances and economics have always made you want to tear your hair out, you’ve come to the right place. So what is the best way to store your money overseas for you?


This is probably the simplest method of bringing your funds over to a new country; cold, hard cash. If the exchange rates are good in your country (and they usually are, since the currency you want to sell is typically the strongest in that country) you can lock in that exchange rate without worrying about it dropping. Otherwise, you can also get good exchange rates by bringing your native currency overseas, if that country has strong business…

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How to Cope with Flight Anxiety

For me the music playlist is the best thing when it comes to soothing nerves on a flight.

Odyssey of Inspiration

I remember the first time I went on a plane. I was 10 years old traveling to Ames, Iowa from my hometown of Buffalo for a school competition. My mother gave me a piece of gum and the flight attendant gave me a set of wings. I didn’t flinch. Over time, I have developed a fear of flying. It started with a really rough landing in Boston during a huge wind storm. My family was flying back from a trip in Ireland and my cousin (who was used to flying on a weekly basis) peed his pants thanks to his knowledge of emergency procedures. The next year, I had a rough flight home from Germany due to a family emergency. It’s been steady downhill since then.

Whenever I tell someone that I have an acute fear of flying, they are shocked. “How do you go on so many trips if…

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The complete guide to sushi in one handy picture

I thought I knew quite a lot of about sushi, but this article taught me a few things more.


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Japanese food is becoming more and more common outside of Japan. In fact, many people enjoy it because of the use of fresh fish and lots of vegetables. Those who get the craving have also discovered that it’s pretty easy to find a Japanese restaurant in their town, but there are still some people who find the idea of raw fish and sushi intimidating. There is so much information out there for the sushi novice that even figuring out where to begin can be daunting. Just as we brought you the handy “counting in Japanese” infographic, we have found a useful guide that assembles all the sushi basics in a really easy to understand fashion. Sit back and get ready to scroll through Sushi 101.

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The Twitter Dictionary: Common Terms Explained

The Red Ink


A lot of our small business owner clients come to us rather sheepishly, asking us to explain some of the common terms and slang associated with Twitter. Truthfully, there’s no reason to feel sheepish about it: Twitter has its own vernacular, and getting hip to the lingo is one of the toughest parts about Twitter use.

Your time is probably better spent growing your business, strategizing, leading your team, and serving your customers; with that said, if you’re going to be using Twitter as a tool for business promotion and growth, it’s helpful to at least have a reference for some of the terminology. We’ll explain some of the most common Twitter terms here; if there’s one you don’t see here, don’t hesitate to ask us about it!

@mention. When you want to “tag” someone in a tweet—to talk to them directly—you include their username in your tweet, along…

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Dr. Peter Hotez explains MERS: What is it, who is at risk

Momentum - The Baylor College of Medicine Blog

With an outbreak of MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) abroad, concern is raised here in America about the illness.

Since MERS is fairly new – first reported in 2012 – it can get lost in the sea of medical acronyms. With that in mind, Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, explains what MERS is and who may be at risk.

Read more about MERS. And see more from Dr. Hotez.

-By Andy Phifer

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The secrets to a healthy life


What we choose to eat has a powerful impact on both our internal and external environments. When we realize that something as primal as what we choose to put in our mouths each day makes an important difference in these crises, it empowers us and imbues these choices with meaning. If it’s meaningful, then it’s sustainable—and a meaningful life is a longer life.

For almost four decades, my colleagues and I at the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and the University of California, San Francisco, have conducted clinical research proving the many benefits of comprehensive lifestyle changes. These include:

  • a whole foods, plant-based diet (naturally low in fat and refined carbohydrates);
  • stress management techniques (including yoga and meditation);
  • moderate exercise (such as walking); and
  • social support and community (love and intimacy).

In short—eat well, move more, stress less, and love more.

Many people tend to think of advances in…

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