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How the Winter Holidays Illuminate the Diversity of the U.S

Filed in American Culture by on December 12, 2014 0 Comments
How the Winter Holidays Illuminate the Diversity of the U.S

With trees and lights and carols abounding, December is considered the Christmas season; however, the spirit of this holiday isn’t limited to one religion or segment of society. The winter holiday season for Americans begins in the weeks prior to Christmas as lights adorn the streets and 78 percent of U.S. households will display a […]

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How Immigrant-Owned Businesses Drive the U.S. Economy

Filed in American Culture by on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
How Immigrant-Owned Businesses Drive the U.S. Economy

Once the Thanksgiving dishes have been cleared, many Americans will turn to their Christmas shopping lists and the “Black Friday” sales that seem to kick off the holiday shopping season. Retail stores will hold big sales and specials as millions of Americans flood shopping centers on the Friday after Thanksgiving—and in some cases, Thanksgiving night—to […]

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Bring Your Unique Traditions to the Thanksgiving Table This Year

Filed in American Culture by on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Bring Your Unique Traditions to the Thanksgiving Table This Year

The roots of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner dates back to 1600s when English settlers celebrated their first harvest in the Plymouth Colony of Massachusetts. The settlers had arrived on the Mayflower in late 1620; roughly half died during that first harsh year. But with help from Native Americans in the area, the English settlers planted […]

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International Day of Older Persons Recognizes Challenges for Elderly in the U.S. and Across the Globe

Filed in American Culture by on October 3, 2014 0 Comments
International Day of Older Persons Recognizes Challenges for Elderly in the U.S. and Across the Globe

Since 1991, October 1 has been recognized as International Day of Older Persons by the United Nations. This year’s theme, “Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All,” emphasized the needs of the elderly (those age 65 or older). There are many challenges the world faces in providing care to the elderly, but recognizing […]

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The History Behind the Star Spangled Banner

Filed in American Culture by on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
The History Behind the Star Spangled Banner

This weekend marks the 200-year anniversary of the writing of America’s national anthem. “The Star Spangled Banner” is one of the most recognizable songs in the United States. But it is more than just a patriotic song. Behind this piece of music is a rich history that sheds light into the country’s first years as […]

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Who Are the Amish in America?

Filed in American Culture by on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Who Are the Amish in America?

Technology is an integral part of life for the majority of Americans. Our society is constantly wired in, with over 90 percent owning a cell phone and nearly 50 percent reporting use of a computer at work. However, there is a group of Americans who do not use any electronic devices in their everyday life. […]

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Three Ways to Celebrate America’s Independence Day

Filed in American Culture by on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Three Ways to Celebrate America’s Independence Day

Joining your U.S. friends and colleagues to celebrate America’s Independence Day provides exhilarating opportunities to see the country at its finest. On no other day of the year do Americans of all political beliefs, religious backgrounds, ethnic heritages, and economic realities come together in a celebration of our nation. If you’re outside on Friday night, […]

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