Culture

4 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King

By |2019-01-10T16:02:47-05:00January 15th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, International History, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Relationship Building, US Observances|

Martin Luther King Jr. Speech by NPS.Gov  In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 21st is a significant day for U.S. Americans. This is due to its struggle toward civil rights and vision of a country free from discrimination and oppression. Dr. King’s courageous stance against systemic racism made him [...]

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By |2019-02-03T15:22:03-05:00January 8th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, global competency, Goals, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, SXSW, Travel, United States, US Observances|

Afterglow by Pexels What You Need to Know on Human Trafficking Awareness Day When I learned that human trafficking occurs in Austin during SXSW I was stunned. How could this happen in our Texas city? Yes, our population has increased dramatically, yet I associated this problem with sprawling, urban metropolitan areas. I [...]

Exploring 4 Global Cultures for National Hot Tea Month

By |2019-01-04T10:09:33-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel|

Tea at Lanesborough Hotel by Sharon Schweitzer  Tea is the second most consumed liquid in the world, after water. So in honor of January kicking off the year as National Hot Tea month, we’ve explored global regions where tea is a fundamental part of culture. Read on to learn how tea has [...]

5 Tips on How To Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions

By |2018-12-12T16:43:43-05:00December 26th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Intercultural, Self-Awareness|

Trip Plan by Pexels There is a difference of opinion about New Year’s resolutions. However The Washington Post cites statistics revealing how resolutions create a huge opportunity for self-improvement. About 40% of U.S. Americans make New Year's Resolutions every year, which is the first step to changing the negative habits we [...]

Kwanzaa Explained

By |2018-12-11T13:34:13-05:00December 17th, 2018|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships|

Kwanzaa holiday by iStock Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga in an effort to form a strong community of Afro-Americans in the U.S. The holiday consists of 7 days where the family gathers and lights up one of the candles in the Kinara, the beautiful candle holder. The family [...]

5 German Christmas Traditions

By |2018-12-10T16:01:18-05:00December 12th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Germany, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationships|

  Christmas Market in Jena, Germany by Rene Schwietzke   In Germany, Christmas decorations appear before December 1st has arrived! It’s a beautiful scene with the snow covered Straße (streets), colorful lights, Christmas-themed markets and warm treats. Country customs make every nation unique. Enjoy reading about these annual German traditions you won't want to [...]

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

By |2018-12-03T16:19:57-05:00December 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 |2018-12-11T14:44:00-05:00December 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 |2018-12-06T17:04:50-05:00December 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 |2018-12-06T10:19:44-05:00December 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 [...]

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