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Christian Advent Traditions Explained

By |2020-12-02T10:26:18-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, Holiday Season, Intercultural, Interfaith, International Holidays, International Observances, Religious Celebrations, US Observances|

By Jonathan Schops Advent, in the Christian church calendar, is the preparation period for two things: the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas, and the second coming of Christ. Christian Advent: Advent translates to ‘coming’ in Latin. It is a Christian countdown to the days until Christmas to symbolically honor the coming of Jesus Christ [...]

Tips for National Handwashing Awareness Week

By |2020-12-02T10:26:25-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

December has arrived and so has National Handwashing Awareness Week! December is typically the  season for festivities, family, and fun. Even with muted celebrations during the pandemic, the last thing we want to partake in is sniffles, colds, the flu, or Covid-19. Sneezes, after all, are like mini hurricanes. A typical human sneeze exits the body [...]

3 Tips for Observing Universal Human Rights Month

By |2020-12-02T10:26:34-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette|

By CSNPhotography “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.”                                           [...]

2020 Guide to Holiday Tipping During the Pandemic – Sharon Schweitzer

By |2020-12-02T10:26:43-06:00November 20th, 2020|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

The COVID-19 pandemic will impact U.S. tipping customs so holiday gratuities will look different in 2020. We have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic so we will need to be more thoughtful. It can be difficult to determine how much to spend and what gifts are acceptable this year. It’s important to note that [...]

Madres, Mums and Mommies: Your Global Guide to Mother’s Day

By |2020-05-04T14:11:41-05:00May 4th, 2020|Business Etiquette, celebrations, Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Environment, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Mexico, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, Spain|

Photo credits: Josh Willink/ Pexels Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days, and completely different seasons, depending on which part of the globe you call home. Regardless of the country or culture, the love of mothers’ crosses international borders. As Mother’s Day approaches, on May 10, 2020, for the U.S. and a few [...]

COVID-19 Etiquette Tips

By |2020-04-28T10:37:27-05:00April 28th, 2020|Culture, Gracious Living, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, United States|

Worldwide some of our social norms are changing based on Covid-19 or the CoronaVirus. Depending on whom you ask, advise it takes 21 or 30 days to change a habit. So our “new normal” in western cultures that use the handshake like the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, and others may see seismic shifts. What are [...]

10 Ways Leaders Can Hold a Team Together During the COVID-19 WAH Lockdown

By |2020-04-28T10:12:17-05:00April 27th, 2020|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Lifestyle, Social Etiquette, United States|

How leaders respond or react, adapt, chart a new course, and bounce back as Covid-19 continues to challenge the US and our globe reveals numerous leadership styles. Numerous people have led and worked within global, virtual, and remote teams for decades. There is no question that the pandemic presents organizations with a brand new challenge: [...]

2019 Guide to Holiday Tipping- Sharon Schweitzer

By |2019-11-18T17:24:49-06:00November 18th, 2019|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Worldwide, the holiday season is filled with a sense of giving. No matter where you happen to be, you may be swept up in this spirit of generosity. The concept of holiday tipping can be a challenge for the present day tipper. With the ever changing standards, and different rules for each job position, it’s [...]

Global Etiquette Tips for Successful Interactions

By |2019-10-28T15:40:03-05:00October 29th, 2019|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Global Etiquette|

To enjoy pleasure travel or success on a business trip, it’s important to be culturally in-tune with your counterparts. So how do you accomplish this when you are trying to pack, handle last-minute items at the office, coordinate with the spouse, house-sitter, kids and the pet? As a traveler who has worked on [...]

Tips On How To Pick This Year’s Halloween Costume

By |2019-10-29T18:39:13-05:00October 28th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Painted Pumpkins by publicdomainpictures Guest blog by Sunny Kim Halloween can be an exciting time to celebrate our love for funky costumes, such as the Twilight series, Dracula, or a ghoul. However, one careless mistake can also cause serious damage to your professional reputation. Whether that’s selecting an inappropriate costume, making an insensitive [...]

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