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How to Eat Like an Italian in Italy

How to Eat Like an Italian in Italy

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 3, 2016 in Travel

At home, you have the occasional sit down dinner with the family. When you move out or move off to college, a meal typically consists of eating out or grabbing fast food to go. These days, families and friends rarely take the time to really enjoy a meal and spend time with their loved ones. In Italy, however, dinner is a tradition. It takes hours, consisting of several courses and a lot of wine (for the adults, of course). Dinner is served late and is usually followed by a fantastic night's sleep. Here is your guide to dining in Italy as the Italians do.... Read More ...

Staying Healthy While You Travel

Staying Healthy While You Travel

Posted by Goats on the Road on July 18, 2016 in Travel

At its best, travel is a fun and often unpredictable whirlwind.  But to really enjoy your time on the road, you’ll want to be feeling healthy and strong.  You’re putting your body through a lot of challenges, from eating new foods to changing up your normal routine. However, there’s nothing so complicated about staying healthy while you’re on the road. ... Read More ...

Indianapolis Favorites for Your Indy 500 Experience

Indianapolis Favorites for Your Indy 500 Experience

Posted by Andrea Emerson on May 16, 2016 in Travel

Every year, thousands of racing fans flock to Indianapolis for the Indy 500, The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. As the city prepares for the 100th running of the race this May, spectators from all over the world are gearing up for a weekend full of live music, entertainment and, of course, world-class racing. Are you coming? If so, don't limit your experience to the Motor Speedway--although that will be loads of fun. Below are great ways to get out into the city and explore everything Indianapolis has to offer.... Read More ...

10 Health Myths—Debunked!

10 Health Myths—Debunked!

Posted by Cheryl Alkon on April 1, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Some health myths continue to thrive, despite research showing they just aren't true. Here, the truth behind the tall tales: Myth #1: Diet soda supports weight loss Truth: Diet soda is surprisingly bad for you. In a 2015 study of older adults published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the more diet soda people drank, the wider around the waist they were. According to Time magazine, more belly fat can lead to inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.... Read More ...

Here's Why You Should Be Nuts About Almonds

Here's Why You Should Be Nuts About Almonds

Posted by John Egan on February 19, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Step aside, peanuts and walnuts. Almonds now are the most popular nut in the U.S. Why? Because the health benefits of adding almonds to our diets are nuts. For example, a new study from the University of Florida found that an almond-rich diet is healthier than an almond-less diet. A 1-ounce serving of almonds — about 23 nuts — provides 164 calories and, according to the Institute of Food Technologists, is packed with protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals.... Read More ...

Coffee Brews Numerous Health Benefits

Coffee Brews Numerous Health Benefits

Posted by John Egan on February 5, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Every day, it seems, another new study touts the health virtues of coffee. For instance, a recent study in the American Journal of Epidemiology reports that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of death by decreasing inflammation, improving lung function, decreasing sensitivity to insulin and fighting depression. Meanwhile, a recent study in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation shows that among nonsmokers, drinking one to five cups of coffee a day is linked to a lower risk of death from type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, and neurological diseases.... Read More ...

HCC Medical Insurance Services Visits Gleaners Food Bank

HCC Medical Insurance Services Visits Gleaners Food Bank

Posted by Jarred Juett on April 27, 2015 in Insurance

Every year, local employees at HCC Medical Insurance Services are given a choice. In lieu of funds for the annual holiday party, employees select a charity to support. In 2011, that charity was Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.... Read More ...

Culinary Travel in New York City

Culinary Travel in New York City

Posted by Shelby Walton on February 26, 2015 in Travel

One of the best parts about taking a trip anywhere is exploring all of the delicious foods that location has to offer. Whether you are enjoying local delicacies or dining at the finest restaurants, the joy of culinary travel is something to which we can all relate. Undeniably, one of the food capitals of the... Read More ...

The Best Carnivals in the World

The Best Carnivals in the World

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 20, 2015 in Travel

Carnivals usually have specific themes and unique attributes. For instance, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife features some of the best dancing in all the carnivals around the world. Knowing this, you expect that the attendees must love to dance. The big celebration in Venice revolves around an elaborate masquerade, where those in attendance don impressive masks in a bid to win prizes and show off.... Read More ...

2014 World Cup: Food and Drink in Brazil

2014 World Cup: Food and Drink in Brazil

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 7, 2015 in Travel

While you may have ventured to a Brazilian-style steakhouse in your home country, chances are you probably don’t know too much about Brazilian food. That’s in part because the country’s delicious food isn’t as well known internationally as its soccer and music.... Read More ...

5 Tips For Preparing to Stay with a Host Family

5 Tips For Preparing to Stay with a Host Family

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on July 30, 2014 in Study Abroad

When you picked a location to study abroad, most likely you were intrigued by your host country’s culture. Deeper research into the family structure and style of your host country will help tremendously in understanding your new family. Each culture has its own way and standard of living, and by gaining insight before even entering... Read More ...

Sugar and Health Facts | Sweet Tooth Infographic Part 2

Sugar and Health Facts | Sweet Tooth Infographic Part 2

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on June 29, 2014 in Personal Wellness

Different types of sweets — candies, cakes and cookies — can trace their origins to places as diverse as Egypt, Russia, China, England and America. Of course, a strong sweet tooth has its health consequences … including the potential for periodontal disease and cavities. A combination of proper dental hygiene, a good dentist, and perhaps some international health insurance with optional dental coverage can help expats ward off the damage, no matter where in the world they go for sugary treats.... Read More ...

Best Parisian Food and Where to Find It

Best Parisian Food and Where to Find It

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on May 9, 2014 in Travel

If you ever get the chance to go to Paris I’m sure you’ll fall in love with the “City of Lights” the second you step onto the sidewalks and are flooded with the delectable smells of French cuisine. That is, if your nose isn’t filled with cigarette smoke first. Let’s be real, you only have a limited amount of time in the city, should you decide to go. So, unless you are moving there and have a lifetime to try every dish in the city, you are going to have to prioritize your meals.... Read More ...

South Africa: Proudly African, Truly International

South Africa: Proudly African, Truly International

Posted by Cynthia Roush on April 22, 2014 in Study Abroad

Hi! My name is Cynthia Roush, and I am a senior at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Last summer, before my junior year, I went on a short study abroad to South Africa. South Africa is an incredible country filled with rich culture, food, and atmosphere. Though I have experienced richness in my travels to other countries, such as in Europe, the buzz in the air is different... Read More ...

Travel Guide for France

Travel Guide for France

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff Traveling in a country like France can be intimidating with all of its world class cuisine, wine, culture, history, and architecture. Where do you even begin planning a trip in such a culturally rich country? We have created this travel guide for France to help you plan your next vacation.... Read More ...

Working Abroad in Italy

Working Abroad in Italy

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Living and working abroad in Italy is a great experience that can provide both a resume builder and a life-changing experience. It is also becoming a popular destination for professionals to get gainful employment during the recession. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Italy’s unemployment rate was 1% less than that of the United States in 2010,... Read More ...

Healthy Eating on Vacation

Healthy Eating on Vacation

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

While vacations can provide a much-needed mental break, sometimes they can wreak havoc on our waistlines. It is so easy to indulge in high-calorie foods while relaxing on the beach or walking through the shopping district. We’ve all been there, so here are some tips on how to eat healthily while on vacation.... Read More ...

The Best Vegetarian Holiday Meals from Around the World

The Best Vegetarian Holiday Meals from Around the World

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

It’s not easy being vegetarian, or feeding a vegetarian, during the holidays. Almost every dish has meat or some animal byproduct. But instead of having just one plate at the Thanksgiving table with a Boca burger, try something new. Here are a few meal ideas to get you started. In India, the holidays Dusshera, which... Read More ...

Sochi Cuisine: Five Foods to Try, Five to Avoid

Sochi Cuisine: Five Foods to Try, Five to Avoid

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Traveling to Sochi, Russia, this year for the Winter Olympics? We’ve got a list of five Russian foods and Sochi cuisine that you’ll definitely want to sample while you are there, along with a list of five foods you should avoid if you’re at all queasy when trying new foods and textures. A Ukrainian beet-based... Read More ...