Do you have Cultural Intelligence (CI)?

Cultural Intelligence or CI means the ability to correct mistakes and misunderstandings or better...
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What about immigrant responsibilities instead of just rights?

Coming to the United States is not always a fairy tale, you have to be prepared to work hard to...
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My Child SEXTING – Never!

The commonly accepted definition of sexting is to send or receive sexually explicit photos or...
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Unwritten Business Rules and Practices in USA

Many a times, you will not find out about unwritten business rules in America unless someone...
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Ignorance Of Social Media Is Not An Option

Do you feel that you really don’t seem to understand all the hoopla around Facebook, Snapchat,...
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Basic Business Etiquette in USA

Most often people fail at work, not because they lack functional skills but because they don’t fit...
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No Credit History = BIG Problem

When I first came to the United States, I was shocked to find out that I needed to borrow money...
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Discussing Sex with Kids is Hard but Unavoidable

No matter what culture you belong too, talking about sex with kids is hard. Most of our parents...
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Do You Find American Social Practices Confusing?

Some social practices are so important that you must practice them daily and consciously until...
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Do you have Cultural Intelligence (CI)?

Most often, we tend to use stereotypes and clichés about a culture because they are simple and easy to remember. While they might be useful as a starting point they are not really cultural intelligence. You need to have a deeper understanding of why they are practiced in order to embrace them fully.

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What about immigrant responsibilities instead of just rights?

Coming to the United States is not always a fairy tale, you have to be prepared to work hard to get accepted, to fit in to US society, and accept prevailing cultural practices while letting go of a rigid adherence to your own traditions.

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My Child SEXTING – Never!

The commonly accepted definition of sexting is to send or receive sexually explicit photos or messages via mobile phones. Rather than respond to a bad situation, i.e., when your child either receives or sends a SEXT, please be proactive and talk to them about all the problems this may create.

Read More

Unwritten Business Rules and Practices in USA

Many a times, you will not find out about unwritten business rules in America unless someone actually points these out to you. Sometimes acceptable practices may be staring at you in the face but you won’t realize their significance. Not knowing or following these rules can slow down or sometimes hinder your professional success.

Read More

Ignorance Of Social Media Is Not An Option

Do you feel that you really don’t seem to understand all the hoopla around Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter? It seems too complicated and as a result, you just do everything you can to avoid it. Well you’re not alone. Even many people who use these sites, may not have taken the time to review privacy settings and could potentially be hurting themselves through negligence.

Read More

Basic Business Etiquette in USA

America is a huge country and there are certain variations depending on which part of the country you might be in. Each part of the country is slightly different as is each company. It is important to get to know the culture of your place of work so that you may fit in more easily.

Read More

No Credit History = BIG Problem

When I first came to the United States, I was shocked to find out that I needed to borrow money (even when I didn’t need it) in order to build up a good credit history. This went against every principal I had been taught growing up, so for a long time I resisted making any efforts to borrow money or open a credit card.

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Discussing Sex with Kids is Hard but Unavoidable

No matter what culture you belong too, talking about sex with kids is hard. Most of our parents avoided the topic at all costs and you find yourself in the same position. In the United States, children are exposed to sex through a lot of different mediums – TV shows,...
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Do You Find American Social Practices Confusing?

Some social practices are so important that you must practice them daily and consciously until they become second nature to you. Not doing so can greatly jeopardize your chance of acceptance into American society. By clinging to social practices of your own country, you risk alienation.

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My Child SEXTING – Never!

The commonly accepted definition of sexting is to send or receive sexually explicit photos or messages via mobile phones. Rather than respond to a bad situation, i.e., when your child either receives or sends a SEXT, please be proactive and talk to them about all the problems this may create.

read more

Unwritten Business Rules and Practices in USA

Many a times, you will not find out about unwritten business rules in America unless someone actually points these out to you. Sometimes acceptable practices may be staring at you in the face but you won’t realize their significance. Not knowing or following these rules can slow down or sometimes hinder your professional success.

read more

Ignorance Of Social Media Is Not An Option

Do you feel that you really don’t seem to understand all the hoopla around Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter? It seems too complicated and as a result, you just do everything you can to avoid it. Well you’re not alone. Even many people who use these sites, may not have taken the time to review privacy settings and could potentially be hurting themselves through negligence.

read more

Basic Business Etiquette in USA

America is a huge country and there are certain variations depending on which part of the country you might be in. Each part of the country is slightly different as is each company. It is important to get to know the culture of your place of work so that you may fit in more easily.

read more

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Do you have Cultural Intelligence (CI)?

Most often, we tend to use stereotypes and clichés about a culture because they are simple and easy to remember. While they might be useful as a starting point they are not really cultural intelligence. You need to have a deeper understanding of why they are practiced in order to embrace them fully.

read more