Category Archives: American Culture

The Power of Negative Thinking and Cultural Preferences


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman. The way we are thinking affects what we do and this article is interesting because it explores … Continue reading

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American Culture: What is Black Friday ?


  When I first moved to New York City from Japan, I never heard about “Black Friday”. I remember the Macy’s Parade in the streets of NYC for Thanksgiving but did not notice this event the first year.   Black … Continue reading

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Graduation Day In America From An Expat Perspective


We have been living for just 11 months in an affluent small town in New Jersey too far from New York City to be international. If I want to go to the City it takes me a good 90 minutes by … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Surgery On The Rise In American Women And Men


In  previous post I was talking about “How To Deal With Your Aging Fears And Move Forward”  and got some questions regarding the number of cosmetic procedures in both men and women. The  American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released their … Continue reading

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Why White Men Can’t Lead ?


I have read an article “White Men Can’t Lead (everyone) from the  American Management Association  and I basically agree with the ideas: Today’s leadership models, although they may differ from person to person and method to method, generally have a common bias … Continue reading

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How To Deal With Your Aging Fears And Move Forward


I just added one more year to my official age last week, look strange I did not feel THAT old ! So I look at the mirror and asked: “Mirror, Mirror, Do I still look young, beautiful and attractive?” “Humm … Continue reading

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American Culture: The Non Vacation Nation


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How To Understand Cross-Cultural Communication ?


This blog has been inspired by an article published  by Rana Sinha , How to understand cross-cultural analysis?. I have summarized Rana’s key ideas and added my own sources of information Origins and Evolution of Cross-cultural Communication.  Typically anthropologists and social scientists tend to study people and … Continue reading

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Beyond Motivation: How to Engage Employees To Boost The Economy


According to the latest Gallup survey on American employee’s productivity conducted in 201,  only 29% of employees were engaged or involved and enthusiastic about their job. In contrast 71 % of full-time workers, were “not engaged” including 20% miserable or actively disengaged. These findings … Continue reading

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The Grass On The Other Side Is Always Greener !


When you see how it can make things better, you get more interested in making the change happen. (Spencer Johnson-Who Moved My Cheese?) ~~~~~~~ Five months ago we moved from Belgium to the U.S. because we decided to live in a place … Continue reading

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