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5 Tips for Overcoming Work Stress

By |2021-04-19T23:24:36-05:00April 19th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Lifestyle, Stress|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Kittiphan The U.S. is known for its “work hard, play hard” mentality. While it ranks tenth on the list of Hardest Working Countries 2021 (Mexico and Costa Rica rank first and second), many consider the U.S. American workplace to be one of the most stressful worldwide. Source: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/hardest-working-countries In fact, [...]

How to be a Gracious House Guest in the US During a Pandemic

By |2021-04-05T16:32:00-05:00April 5th, 2021|Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Jacob Lund Before agreeing to be a houseguest, remember that the CDC is still advising those in the United States to limit interactions with others outside of their homes. Determining when we can resume social activities like being a houseguest, depends on state and local regulations, where we live, and community transmission [...]

10 PET Etiquette Tips for Urban Living

By |2021-04-02T17:21:19-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Pet Etiquette|

Image: stock.adobe.com By bodnarphoto You’re a cat’s companion or a dog’s best friend, your fur ball has a special spirit of their own - that’s what makes them such wonderful company! On April 11, we celebrate National Pet Day. Although we love our furry friends, living right next door to a canine’s 5 a.m. bark [...]

5 Tips for Sustainable Travel in 2021

By |2021-05-05T17:59:13-05:00February 1st, 2021|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel|

Image Source: stock.adobe.com By malp The Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the United Nations emphasize numerous criteria for responsible travel. Many travelers have inquired about the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria. The GSTC provides a set of minimum requirements that a tourism business or destination must aspire to for approval:  environmentally friendly tourism practices; protecting [...]

Galentines Day 2021

By |2021-01-29T14:45:57-06:00January 28th, 2021|celebrations, Culture, Lifestyle|

Image: Screenshot: courtesy NBC, Parks and Recreation Youtube. Hearts: stock.adobe.com By Vitaliy "What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year...ladies celebrating ladies." - Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation Women worldwide celebrate the gal-pal day on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. The holiday was introduced in 2010 through the [...]

Awkward Dating Moments? You’re Not Alone.

By |2021-01-29T14:47:50-06:00January 28th, 2021|Culture, Lifestyle|

(Disclaimer: stock photo - not our sweet girl, Toffee) Image Credit: stock.adobe.com By Chalabala You’re accomplished, brilliant and sophisticated during the workday, managing to stay on your A-game. When it’s time for a date; it’s a failure of the brain, and you sometimes end up in deep yogurt with embarrassing moments. How does this happen, [...]

Hanukkah or Chanukah Explained 2020

By |2020-12-08T18:46:39-06:00December 8th, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Festival, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Holiday Season, Interfaith, Lifestyle, U.S. Holidays|

Image by Adobe Stock The holiday season is upon us and we are quickly approaching the first day of Hanukkah/Chanukah, to be celebrated by Jewish people around the world. The beloved and joyous holiday of  Hanukkah/Chanukah, or Festival of Rededication, begins the evening of Thursday, December 10th this year.  The eight-day celebration of the rededication of [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

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