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Culture shock: What to expect from it

Culture shock: What to expect from it

Culture shock is something that affects many people who have to live in a foreign country. And it’s not to be taken lightly: It’s not just the discovery that things are different; it’s often a lot more profound. Some people experience culture shock a little more keenly than others, but it is perfectly normal and nothing to be ashamed of. You can probably deal with it a little easier if you know exactly what it is. Culture shock is basically…

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Americans Try To Pronounce Traditional Irish Names

Americans Try To Pronounce Traditional Irish Names

– Irish is a different language? (bouncy music) – [Voiceover] Tigh. – Whaaaat? – Who could forget a tadgch? – Taig. – Tad-g-h? – Tag. – Tod. – Tig? – [Voiceover] Yeah, like the first syllable of tiger. – Ohhhhhhh. – I didn’t see that coming. – [Voiceover] Rosheen. – Uh-oh. We got one of those weird symbols that I never knew what to do with. – In a way that you wouldn’t expect, raisin. – Reesewin. – Roisin. –…

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What is Culture?

What is Culture?

[Classical Music] What is culture? A conversation on the exchanges connect online community I understand culture as a treasure ‘that is a part of our collective memory, of our perception of ourselves.- Lidijia Macedonia It is the acquired pair of glasses through which we see life. Mbarek A. Morocco Culture is something that unites people. Anastasiya O. Russia Culture is us. We make it. We shape it as we love it to be. It is a call for individuals to…

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Americans Try Russian Drinks

Americans Try Russian Drinks

– What the fuuuu– – I’m Russian, this guy right here is American. – I’m Russian. – I’m clearly the American. – It’s very cold here. – Of course she has a Russian jacket. – What kind of drinks are you expecting? – I think of Wodka, with a W. – That’s it, vodka? – Yeah, vod– – Okay, let’s surprise him, let’s show him what mother Russia had. – Looks like beer. – Yeah, it smells like beer, it’s…

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The White Rose Resisted Nazi Fascism, DON’T HINDER ANTI-FASCISTS TODAY!

The White Rose Resisted Nazi Fascism, DON’T HINDER ANTI-FASCISTS TODAY!

The White Rose was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to dictator Adolf Hitler’s regime. Mike, if you lived in Nazi Germany, I assume you would have felt horrible to find out you were actually doing things which had the effect of undermining…

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Understanding the National Debt and Budget Deficit

Understanding the National Debt and Budget Deficit

Good morning Hank, it’s Tuesday. So, one of the biggest issues in global politics these days is government debt and deficits, which is a particularly big deal in the United States because of the Presidential campaign and also because of the looming fiscal cliff. And Hank, as you’ll no doubt remember, I received a bronze medal in economics at the 1994 Alabama State Academic Decathlon, meaning that in 1994, I was the third best seventeen-year-old economist among all C students…

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Foreign Policy Explained Ep. 9: Is Nation Building Worth The Cost? – Learn Liberty

Foreign Policy Explained Ep. 9: Is Nation Building Worth The Cost? – Learn Liberty

In 2003, a US led coalition invaded Iraq under the pretense that Iraq was harboring weapons of mass destruction. But another popular reason was to bring hope and progress to the lives of millions of Iraqis by showing them the power of freedom and to make Iraq safe for democracy. That was the objective. But over the course of the next ten years, over 100,000 people died, most of the them civilians and the US spent over $800 billion on…

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