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6 Fascinating Facts About Swearing

Posted on February 20 2017

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Swear words: we all know ‘em, hear ‘em, and use ‘em. Taboo language always commands attention, whether…

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5 Valentine’s Day Traditions From Around the World

Posted on February 13 2017

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Valentine’s Day is often touted as a Western holiday, but over the years has come to be…

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Chicano History and Identity in the United States

Posted on February 06 2017

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If you live near the US-Mexican border, you may have heard the term “Chicano” used at least…

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United Statesian: Why Americans are Called Americans

Posted on January 30 2017

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During my childhood years in Mexico, I often heard my friends rant about the injustice behind the…

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Your Guide to Celebrating Chinese New Year in 2017

Posted on January 23 2017

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Chinese New Year is fast approaching and if you’re living in a city that has a strong…

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MLKJ Day: Do You Have a Dream?

Posted on January 16 2017

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Today, January 16th, 2017 marks 54 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed what it meant…

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Why German Sounds Harsh to You (and Why You Shouldn’t Care)

Posted on January 09 2017

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People who don’t speak German often like to joke about the harsh sound of the language. Truth…

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Cultivating a Community for Online Trainers through Interactive Workshops

Posted on January 02 2017

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Learning a foreign language online can appear to be stressful, difficult, and even scary. What if you…

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Celebrate Kwanzaa: A Social Holiday

Posted on December 26 2016

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My memories of Kwanzaa bring back visions of singing songs in primary school choir as part of…

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5 of the Best Christmas Festivals Around the World

Posted on December 19 2016

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If you live in a country with heavy Catholic or Christian influences, chances are Christmas is a…

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5 Languages That Prove the US is More Linguistically Diverse Than You Might Think

Posted on December 12 2016

The U.S. may be known as a ‘melting pot’ culture, but Americans somehow still manage to get…

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