Cultures and time

Concepts of time differ across cultures. Southern Europeans, for example, organise their time (and lives) in an entirely different way to Americans, Germans and the Swiss. They’re not particularly interested in timetables and punctuality.

This article (link to: explains how different cultures understand time.

Looking for a new career?

If you’re thinking of changing jobs, you might like to find out what the highest paying jobs were in 2015 according to a job search website in the US. As I read on, this is the list:

1. Surgeon
2. Psychiatrist
3. Physician (general practice)
4. Corporate executive (senior level)
5. Dentist
6. Petroleum engineer
7. Orthodontist
8. Data scientist
9. Air traffic controller
10. Pharmacist


Feeling sleepy?

Are you tired all the time? If so, you might like to read this article (link to and see what the reason could be. Of course, it might be that you’re not sleeping well, but there might be other reasons, too. Perhaps you’re a perfectionist or you eat too much junk food. Some of the reasons might well surprise you.

The time of day

The time of day

low angle view of clock tower

Watch out when translating ‘heute Morgen’, ‘heute Nachmittag’, ‘heute Abend’ and ‘heute Nacht’.  We say, ‘this morning’, ‘this afternoon’, ‘this evening’ and ‘tonight’.

Oh, and the time on the clock? Twenty to three …