Christmas Around the World!

How do you celebrate Christmas? Though the holiday is observed around the world – its not the same everywhere. You might not recognize the holiday in some places. Here are some examples:

Layers of Culture

When it’s Cool to be Emotional

‘How are you?’ is a common greeting around the world, and one that invites very different responses depending on the cultural context. For example, when an American asked her Thai friend how she was doing, […]


The Immigrants’ Edge

What do Elon Musk (Tesla), Eric Yuan (Zoom), Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Andy Grove (Intel), Ray Kroc (McDonald’s), and Sergey Brin (Google) have in common? In addition to their business success, they are all immigrants […]


Virtual Travel?

If you’re itching to get away, City Guesser might be just the thing for you. It’s a very simple concept. City Guesser takes you on a virtual walk through a city and you guess where […]


Hiking Meets Culture

Wanna go for a hike? It’s a common question when you live near the Great Smoky Mountains, like I do. I’ve always been a hiker. I grew up hiking the Adirondack mountains of New York, […]


Masked Communication

While waiting my turn in line at a convenience store, I heard: “I can take you over here.” Two registers were opening, and I couldn’t tell who was talking because I couldn’t see any lip movement. […]


The Close Talker

You know it when someone is in your personal space! Something has happened – you feel invaded. Remember this episode from Seinfeld? Personal Space We laugh at Aaron, the “close talker”. He loves to invade […]