Health

France, Uruguay & Malaysia top health care list

France, Uruguay & Malaysia top health care list

InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index reports that France, Uruguay and Malaysia provide the best and most affordable health care in the world. The Health Care category in the Index considers the cost of care and the quality. Also considered are the number of people per doctor, the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people, the percentage of […]

By March 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How to survive an uprising and keep your family safe

How to survive an uprising and keep your family safe

Rebecca Grappo is the founder of RNG International Educational Consultants and has helped thousands of expats manage difficult situations — including helping families evacuate in emergencies. In light of the revolution in Egypt she has compiled a list of the 12 of the most important things families can do when an evacuation is necessary. 1. […]

By January 30, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Worried your child has special needs? S-O-S Research can help

Worried your child has special needs? S-O-S Research can help

Danette M. Schott knew her life would never be the same when she met her daughter in Russia. At 18 months she weighed 14 pounds, didn’t like to be held or touched and couldn’t maintain eye contact. She describes the initial meeting on her website this way: “She was not the healthy, almost walking toddler […]

By July 19, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Tokyo, Oslo most expensive cities for expats

Tokyo, Oslo most expensive cities for expats

From the UK Telegraph: The report, published by Employment Conditions Abroad (ECA), a global British outsourcer, surveyed the price of a basket of day-to-day goods and services for expats in over 390 locations (see report here). According to the report, Tokyo’s high position is due to the growing strength of the yen, which has seriously […]

By July 1, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Language problems linked to hearing loss

Language problems linked to hearing loss

One in 20 children have hearing loss in one ear by the time they are 5, a condition that is largely ignored because it is considered a minor impediment to learning. A new study, however, makes it clear that hearing loss in one ear significantly impairs their ability to comprehend and use language. The Washington […]

By May 11, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Culture and eyeglasses

Culture and eyeglasses

In Mexico wearing glasses is seen as a handicap and kids would rather squint than be teased or bullied for wearing them. Considering 11 % of the country’s children need glasses it’s a serious problem. If they can’t see, they can’t learn. Fortunately, a company came up with the idea of customizing glasses so kids […]

By May 5, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
The developing brain

The developing brain

American broadcast journalist Charlie Rose hosted an interesting program about the developing brain. He looks at every aspect of brain development, from language acquisition to brain disorders. Learn about nature versus nurture in terms of brain development and how children learn and develop. Co-hosted by Eric Kandel of Columbia University and the Howard Hughes Medical […]

By May 5, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Best places to be a mother

Best places to be a mother

Norway, Australia and Iceland are the best countries in the world to raise children, according to the 11th annual Save The Children index. The index, which ranks the best and worst places to be a mother, looks at the well-being of women and children in 160 countries, including access to education, economic opportunities, and health […]

By May 4, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Staying healthy while on the road

Staying healthy while on the road

Sometimes we simply have no control over a situation. Once I accidentally dropped all the diapers I had in my carry-on into a toilet right before boarding a plane. Another time I gave my starving little one a delicious-looking snack at a roadside stand to quiet her until we could make it home for dinner […]

By May 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
How clean is your country?

How clean is your country?

It may be difficult to believe but the country whose erupting volcano is responsible for grounding planes throughout Europe is the cleanest in the world, according to researchers from Yale and Columbia universities. The researchers classified countries according to 25 indicators, including air and water quality, the gas emissions and the impact of the environment […]

By May 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →