Speak American at the Workplace

15 Phrases that are commonly used in a professional/business setting and their definitions. It’s helpful to be knowledgeable of American English phrases especially in the workplace. Most of these are intuitive, but if you’ve ever been in a meeting and a boss or co-workers says something that you didn’t quite catch then we hope this[…]

Infographic on International problem solving techniques

A simple and creative infographic “International Guidelines for Problem Solving”by designer Jérôme Vadon.  These depictions are meant to be funny and are the artist’s perception of the country, so please take them with a pinch of salt. Some of them are funny like the one depicting the Australians solving their problems with a barbecue or the[…]

Learn to laugh by Tresa Eyres

When we leave our country of origin to live and work in another, we expect to encounter life-changing experiences. As one saying goes, “What doesn’t kill us makes us smarter and stronger!” I love to recall a story from my first weeks as an expatriate wife. The lessons of that day continue to shape my[…]

Does “The Melting Pot” taste funny?

The United States is a country that welcomes immigrants and most Americans descended from immigrants.  The only indigenous Americans are the American Indians who were living here long before the first waves of settlers came over from Europe.  When Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, he called these natives “Indians” because he thought he had discovered[…]

Shopping on Cyber Monday

And then there is Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving and  is the biggest day of the year for online sales. The term “Cyber Monday” was created by marketing companies to get people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release entitled “‘Cyber[…]

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