United States

Quiz: What your friends want you to know about Presidents’ Day in the U.S

By |2019-02-03T15:46:35-05:00February 12th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Politics, Quiz, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

  Four Former Presidents by Whitehouse.gov If you are living and working in the U.S.A., it’s important to know about our national holidays. When we visit other countries, it is always fascinating to learn about other cultures. In the U.S., Presidents’ Day was originally known as Washington Day and celebrated on February 22 [...]

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 [...]

10 Tips for a Successful Cookie Exchange

By |2018-11-20T12:01:21-05:00November 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 [...]

2018 Guide to Holiday Tipping- Sharon Schweitzer

By |2018-11-15T18:30:19-05:00November 16th, 2018|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Coin Stack by Pixabay 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 [...]

8 Tips for a Gracious Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-14T13:41:19-05:00November 15th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Multicultural Table Setting by Pexels Worldwide, the concept of “graciousness” exists in different cultures. What does it mean? Within Chinese philosophy, when the heart feels empathy (in particular for the oppressed) a person has been touched by grace. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, graciousness is explained in the form of the Three [...]

3 Tips for Inspirational Role Models Month

By |2018-11-07T18:39:47-05:00November 8th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Women in Business|

Maya Angelou by Zennie Abraham on flikr First created in 2005, Inspirational Role Models the entire month of November is dedicated to those who inspire us with their remarkable deeds. What are some ways for you to be an inspirational role model? Think about the following 3 characteristics: Be a Good [...]

The Beauty of Native: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

By |2018-11-02T13:49:45-05:00November 2nd, 2018|Culture, Relationship Building, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Spirit Of The Buffalo Pow Wow by Walter on Flikr “Without your language or your land, you are not who you say you are.”                                                         [...]

10 Ways to Honor Our Veterans 2018

By |2018-10-22T10:54:59-05:00November 1st, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Theodore Schweitzer Navy Photo by Sharon Schweitzer Our nation comes together on November 11 to remember the men and women who have served or are actively serving our country. My father Theodore L. Schweitzer served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, retiring from Oceana Naval Air Station, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A. [...]

US Thanksgiving Holiday Explained

By |2018-10-24T16:46:23-05:00October 24th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Dining, Family time, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Hosting duties, Lifestyle, Relationships, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Thanksgiving Cheer by Pexels For many U.S. Americans Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday - the day is centered around family, feasting, and football. This week in November holds the record as the busiest time to travel in the U.S. If you are visiting, living, or working in the U.S., don’t let [...]

Global Diversity Awareness Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:15-05:00October 19th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, United States, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

    United together by pixabay                                                           “The future of the nation lies in the diversity of our people.”          [...]

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