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7 Tips on how to Celebrate New Years Eve at the Workplace

By |2018-12-03T16:19:57+00:00December 11th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, celebrations, Culture, Global Celebrations, Holiday Parties, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

New Years Toast by Pexels As New Year’s Eve falls on a Monday this year, some may find themselves in the office with the crush of year-end projects. If you find yourself working, keep in mind that a new beginning celebrated in the office place can increase productivity, company culture, and even [...]

6 Colombian Christmas Customs shared by a Colombian Millennial

By |2018-12-11T14:44:00+00:00December 10th, 2018|Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Indigenous Peoples, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Toasts, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays|

Handmade Hammocks from Villa de Leyva, Colombia by Sophie Echeverry Today we are delighted to feature Sophie Echeverry, a guest blogger living and working in the U.S.A. who is from Bogota, Colombia.    As a Colombian, I cherish Christmas customs from my home country. I have celebrated 21 of my 22 Christmases [...]

The Unique Traditions behind Christmas in the Czech Republic

By |2018-12-06T17:04:50+00:00December 7th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Czech Republic, Intercultural, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness|

Christmas in Prague by Beata Dudová The beautiful country of the Czech Republic, (also known more recently as Czechia), is located in central Europe. It is recognized worldwide as the most castle-rich country in Europe, for its Pilsner beer, and its medieval landscapes. Notable people born in the Czech Republic include Martina [...]

4 Tips for National Handwashing Awareness Week

By |2018-12-06T10:19:44+00:00December 6th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Cross-Cultural, Culture|

Handwashing by Kathea Pinto on flikr Tis’ the season for festivities, family and fun. The last thing you’d like to partake in is sniffles, colds or the flu. Sneezes, after all, are like mini hurricanes as a typical human sneeze exits the body at about 200 miles per hour and emits around [...]

The Tradition of Christian Advent Explained

By |2018-12-04T11:56:58+00:00December 5th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Religious Celebrations, US Observances|

Advent Wreath by flikr What is Christian Advent? Advent, a word that translates to 'coming' in Latin, is a Christian countdown to the days until Christmas to symbolically honor the coming of Jesus Christ and his birth into the world. While the adults lead prayer, light candles, and arrange time with one [...]

Tips for Observing Universal Human Rights Month

By |2018-12-03T16:47:05+00:00December 4th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, International Protocol, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Life in Color “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”                                       [...]

7 Tips On Dockless Scooter Etiquette

By |2018-12-10T11:32:40+00:00November 29th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Lime Scooter Boy by Pexels Have you ridden an e-scooter yet? E-scooters are the newest efficient, inexpensive transit option available in many U.S. cities. Both Sophie and I have ridden e-scooters to work, and we want to share some thoughts on how to improve the image of dockles scooters. We have observed [...]

5 Practical Considerations for Your Holiday Greetings

By |2018-11-29T16:20:16+00:00November 27th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Global Etiquette, Holiday Season, Lifestyle|

Christmas Card by Pexels When running a business of any size, it’s important to understand the value of sending a holiday message. Be it a snail mail card or an email, keep in mind these considerations to determine which method is the best for your customers and business colleagues. Budget: When deciding [...]

Hanukkah/Chanukah Explained

By |2018-11-26T00:21:28+00:00November 26th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season|

Candelabrum by pxhere The beloved and joyous Jewish holiday of Hanukkah/Chanukah, or Festival of Rededication, celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is also referred to as the “Festival of Lights.” It usually occurs in December, when the days are the shortest in the northern hemisphere. Here is a quick [...]

10 Tips for a Successful Cookie Exchange

By |2018-11-20T12:01:21+00:00November 19th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, Workplace Diversity|

  Cookie Exchange by Sharon Schweitzer As a young girl, I watched my mother baking batches of Czech kolache and cooling them on metal racks in our fragrant kitchen. Mom would seal them in round Tupperware containers, hoping that my four brothers wouldn’t sneak a few before the holidays.  My sister and [...]

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