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Cultures

Where Does Your Food Preference Originate?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Margaret Marshall

You may normally think you eat food because it's food, and don't eat other things, because they're not. But a look at other cultures will show you tha...

Combatting Ebola: Quarantine Is Vital, But Also Cultural Education

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We must learn from responses to such epidemics in the past if we are to succeed today. Such lessons will be difficult to craft, requiring expertise in culture as well as medicine, but need to be integral parts of our global response.

Can Embracing Cultural Differences Make You a Better Person?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

After 13 years living overseas, we sometimes forget to acknowledge these differences... these cultural anomalies that make up our national identities.

Mind Your Manners Tips for Effective Cross-Cultural Communications

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

Communicating across cultures in the business world can often be confusing and uncertain, but it doesn't need to be. With a little bit of homework and open-mindedness you can avoid some of the pitfalls.

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Community Comes From Difference, Not Just Commonality

Bob Deutsch | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

Sameness can elicit the beginning of an approach to other people. Difference gets you to something more authentic and intimate and wider.

An Open Letter to Journalists in Sochi

Christian Avard | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media
Christian Avard

There are only a few in Russia that I know of that have what Americans expect -- and these places are really catered to the one percent. Why would you want to stay at a place like that? It doesn't represent the real Russia I experienced.

The Culture Code

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

The Culture Code helps us understand the different meanings people unconsciously assign to things. Our different cultures and customs lead us to process the same information differently. This is why the world has an infinite number of cultural codes.

Language-Culture Ceiling and Breakthroughs of Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

When I lived in Europe, I taught English for a living. In the U.S., however, people keep asking me where I'm from. I never take it personally; still, I could not help but notice that the media foster the intolerance of non-native English speakers.

Sext and Sensibility

David Finkelhor | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
David Finkelhor

The twin concerns are that teens in large numbers are mortgaging their futures by launching racy images of themselves into permanent cyber-orbit, and in the process also making themselves vulnerable for prosecution as sex offenders.

Breaking the Bullying Cycle From Birth

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.21.2012 | Parents
Carol Smaldino

Many mothers feel bullied by the enormity of peer pressure that supplies not tenderness, but humiliation towards the fledgling mother who doesn't meet the standards of today.

The Alchemy & Magic of Cultured Foods: Why Fermentation Is Vital to Our Health

Organic Authority.com | Posted 11.20.2011 | Food
Organic Authority.com

Culturing our foods is not just a preservation method, it's also integral to our health -- something frozen or canned foods can never offer.

The State of Affairs

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

I am sitting on a plane from Orlando to Denver, having just presented at a professional conference. And after several days of being on stage, I usual...

Our Choice: Changing the Game

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Some people say Gandhi was about nonviolence. And he was. But he is significant for something else that I believe is far more important: He changed the game.

Jobs and Today's Youth

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

I encourage young adults to travel and even work in other countries to meet people who are "different" and start learning what and who is shaking the globe.

Two Scholars Ask: What if Marriage Is Bad for Us?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Marriage is not for everyone, and people who want to stay single should not be targeted with singlism because of it.

West Indian Day Parade

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The parade has become a cultural touchstone for people from the Caribbean and many others. It reflects some of the deepest needs of people to feel collective joy.