Here in the U.S., April Fools' Day is a great time to tape the faucet trigger down on the sink or pull another small prank on a friend or family member.
Looking for interesting language facts? The world is full of diverse and unique languages, from the exotic sounds of Japanese to the romantic expressions of French. How all of these languages originated is often debated.
The 2017 hurricane season was unusually busy, and the United States suffered several direct hits in just a few weeks. Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in Eastern Texas, quickly followed by Hurricane Irma’s strike in the Southeast United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Just behind Irma, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and flooded parts of the Southeast again.
Love is a universal language but the words I love you vary significantly across the globe. Here are just a few examples of how to say "I love you" in other languages around the world.
By clicking on the tree ornaments, you can discover what holiday traditions that country celebrates.
If you spend any significant time in a foreign country, you may need to drive a car there. Knowing the legal driving age and other driving laws for that country may be important so that you don't find yourself on the other side of the law while you are away from home.
There are many considerations when buying property overseas.
Many financial advisors are positively disposed toward the idea of buying land overseas as part of an investment strategy. In addition to diversifying your investments, it can also open a door to establishing residency in that country going forward. Having assets in a foreign country can make them harder to access if you should get sued, and you may be able to profit from upturns in the market there when it is floundering in other nations.
If you rent out your overseas property, it can even generate income for you when you aren't using it. Some tax deductions may also apply to travel costs if you need to manage your investment properties. Another possible benefit to buying foreign property is that it may be cheaper to retire there if the cost of living is lower than it is in the U.S.
Paris, the "City of Love," is a popular destination for honeymooners.
A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip taken to launch the newlyweds' life together. Here are some of the top honeymoon spots around the world and why you may want to go there.
1. Paris, France
The romance capital of the world is famous for its sights, including the Eiffel Tower and the Champs d'Elysees, and its intimate cafes, along with the world-famous Louvre Museum. Some Parisians may speak English, but they definitely look down on visitors who can't speak the native French language while they are in Paris.
2. Rome, Italy
Historic sites including the Coliseum and the Trevi Fountain beckon visitors to Rome, where they can also enjoy open-air markets and fresh-made gelato sold on the streets. If enjoying authentic Italian cuisine served by native-speaking waiters doesn't bring out your romantic side, nothing will. Italian is the main language here.
Not all foreign divorce decrees will be recognized in the U.S.
There are several reasons why a U.S. citizen might want to file for divorce in a foreign country. Most prominently, one or more parties to the divorce may be living in the foreign country, which may even mean that they have to file there. There may be dual citizenship in both countries, with the filer perceiving that conditions for alimony and dividing assets may be more favorable in the foreign country. Sometimes, a foreign court will grant a divorce more quickly and simply than a particular U.S. state court (states vary in their divorce guidelines and requirements).