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Cultural Differences

Why Is Miso Soup Served Without a Lid in the US?

Quora | Posted 01.03.2017 | Taste

Why is miso soup served without a lid in the US? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered ...

How White Allies Can Help Black People

Tayo Rockson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
Tayo Rockson

There's so much work to be done but I believe we can all get it done if we work together, acknowledge our privileges and use them to fix the system.

Do You Have a Negative Attitude about Aging?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Kate Wheeling Everyone reacts differently to stressful events, but new research, published last week in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychologica...

Why America's #1 Business Advantage is Being Ravaged by Cultural Shifts and Social Media

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

American business is fast paced, entrepreneurial and built on rugged individualism. While many nations have business cultures that run away from risk and avoid 'breaking new ground' at all costs, US business seeks them out almost like a moth is drawn to light.

Bosnian in Taiwan

Merima Trako | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Merima Trako

Tao Yuan Airport in Taiwan, five-fifteen, early Tuesday morning. I am tired, sleepy and uncomfortable after my fifteen-hour flight. I push my luggage ...

Fight or Flight: One Man's Choice When Faced With Death

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Montclair Diplomats

By: Steve Gauthier, @njscout82 Millions of Refugees Seek A Normal Life Away From War With the ongoing war on ISIS in the Middle East forcing its c...

Examining Cultural Perceptions of Stroke: Spirits, Superstitions, and Steaming Pasta

Olivia Norrmén-Smith | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Olivia Norrmén-Smith

I push the simmering sauce around in the pan. Tuna, oil, a few anchovy filets, and perfectly browned sautéed onions emit a rich smell that fills the apartment.

Why Don't Students Take Social-Emotional Learning Home?

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2016 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

The intentions of social-emotional learning (SEL) programs are good--and so are the results. With outcomes like increased academic success, improved r...

The Wisdom to Know, and Overcome, the Differences

Patricia M. Davidson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Patricia M. Davidson

Few things are as rewarding for a nurse as working with vulnerable and underserved communities, and rarely can you make as big and immediate a differe...

Reformation and Thinking About Human Difference

Lee Palmer Wandel | Posted 03.24.2016 | Religion
Lee Palmer Wandel

The Reformation is one of the great and dramatic instances of human difference: "Christians" in the sixteenth did not agree on what the word meant, what it entailed for a person trying to live it, and they killed one another over the content of the word.

How a Culturally Intelligent Alignment Strategy Can Save Your Next Merger

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

When tech front-runners Alcatel and Lucent partnered up in 2006, they hoped to push out competitors and develop a powerfully integrated network. Inste...

Government Response to Protests Reveals Clash of Cultures in Beirut

Halim Shebaya | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Halim Shebaya

This clash did not begin with the 'You Stink' protests due to the garbage crisis. It is arguably the apogee of years of work on social and political issues spearheaded by activists and NGOs working on a wide variety of topics.

What Divides Us: 15 Observations From A Brit In New York

Sara Morgan-Beckett | Posted 10.09.2016 | New York
Sara Morgan-Beckett

There are the obvious; coffee drinking, weak tea, large portions and juggernaut sized vehicles, but 4 years of living here has opened my eyes to many subtle, yet deeply intrenched, differences. Here are 15 of my observations on the cultural divide.

What Would It Take To Change A Culture?

Jim Selman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Jim Selman

Cultural Strategist Robert Richman joins Jim Selman on Possible Futures....

Dear Family Whisperer: Grandma, Compromise Is Out of the Question!

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.21.2016 | Fifty
Melinda Blau

"Speaking of class differences..." began the distraught 60-something woman whom I'll call Elizabeth (in honor of the Queen). As she put down her glass of wine, she launched into a several-minute tirade about her daughter-in-law's decision to pierce the baby's ears. In her mind, it was not "right."

This Soldier. My Fear. And Bringing Us All Together in Peace.

Jennifer Kushell | Posted 06.19.2016 | Good News
Jennifer Kushell

This week I received a friend request on Facebook by someone whose profile picture scared me. My choice to explore it further, rather than delete, block and quickly try to forget it, turned into one of the most fascinating conversations of my life, that now thousands around the world are involved in after just 48 hours.

Fair Is Fair, But Not Everywhere

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Children as young as three believe that hard work merits more reward. By the time they enter school, children are like little adults in their commitment to distributive justice. But is this impulse universal?

'When Dating, Stick To Your Race'

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 06.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Geraldine Estevez

"I could never date a woman who isn't Dominican," my friend began. Even a Puerto Rican, seemingly close in cultural traditions, was out of the questio...

Side by Side

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Somewhere Between Two Time Zones: Why My Kids Will Live a Very Different Childhood

Jennifer Legra | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Jennifer Legra

My kids are growing up Dominican. In the future they might grow up Argentinian or Croatian or Chilean and with us as their anchor, I'd like to believe they're growing up New Jerseyan too. And I hope that one day their purple flowered, daisy infused minds will see that the world is one big place full of many different childhoods. None better than the one they lived.

How The World Sleeps

Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories a...

Lenses Limited: Do You See What I See?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

Imagine a world in which everyone is issued a pair of glasses at birth.

Every Student Needs to Have a Meaningful Cross-Cultural Exchange During Their Education

Chris Plutte | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Chris Plutte

Across every continent, thousands of youth are going online and connecting with each other, and not simply to share the latest viral video or to tweet the latest craze. Thousands of our young people are harnessing technology to take their cross-cultural education into their own hands.

That Time I Was Called an Ugly American

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

About three quarters through our meal, a woman appeared at my side. There wasn't a beat between my looking up to acknowledge her and her spewing out, "You are a really rude person."

When Travel Isn't Beautiful: Explaining Tough Stuff to Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Carrie Visintainer

I was holding my six-year-old son's hand when we encountered an act of animal cruelty. It happened on a steep cement path in a tiny Mexican village, on our way to the market to buy oranges. A few steps ahead, I glimpsed the scene first.