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Ramadan

June 12, 2015 Comments

Next week will mark the beginning of the month of Ramadan, and Muslims from all over the world will be celebrating and embracing this special month. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and it has great significance as it marks the revelation of the Quran. It is considered the most...

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Culture Curation
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Ramadan, Ramadan 2015
Language Education in U.S. Schools

May 13, 2015 Comments

One of the things I admire about countries outside of the United States is the emphasis on language education. I have always envied people who were taught multiple languages at an early age and are multilingual....

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language education, U.S. Language education, language advocacy day, languages in U.S. schools
Business Card Etiquette

April 10, 2015 Comments

Surprisingly, mom is not always right, especially in the world of networking. Contrary to our mother’s constant reminder to never talk to strangers, the art of socializing and networking requires us to do exactly the opposite!...

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Culture Curation
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business card etiquette, business card customs, globalization, modern business cards
Christmas-Translating Traditions Around the Globe

December 21, 2014 Comments

Christmas, December 25th, is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of the Christian religion. Christmas traditions range from decorating trees, exchanging gifts, singing Christmas carols, attending church, imbibing in food and dr...

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Culture Curation
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Christmas, Xmas, December 25th, Traditions, holidays, Krampus
A taste of Dutch Culture and Tradition

December 03, 2014 Comments

The Netherlands is the main country of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius, known as the ABC Islands are part of The Kingdom. This is also called the Caribbean Netherlands. The Netherlands is a small country that lays in Western Europe with Amsterdam as its capital. Amst...

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Culture Curation
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Dutch, culture, traditions
US Retailers Target International Travelers' Spending

August 07, 2014 Comments

Foreign visitors are becoming increasingly important to American business. These visitors spend lavishly and are a big contributor to US retail success. Most visitors come to the US for either business or leisure. Business travelers likely have a corporate per diem and/or personal funds for incident...

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Culture Curation
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retailer, travel, translation, localization

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