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3 Ways to Work Exercise Into Your Language Routine

If you’re wondering how to learn a language fast and fluently, exercise could be one of your secret weapons. You probably know that working out is one of the most important activities you can do to take care of yourself….

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Advice, Culture

Merry Mingling: Your International Guide to Holiday Gifting

When you’re popping into a holiday party, it’s considerate to bring a gift for the host or hostess. Many people choose flowers since they’re a beautiful and gracious way to extend thanks, but different flowers can have different meanings across cultures. In South Africa for instance, it’s customary to give flowers during the holidays, but in Egypt, they are only appropriate as gifts when attending a funeral.

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Advice, Culture

Merry Mingling: How to Write Holiday Cards

Thoughtfulness and a little cultural sensitivity translate well in any language.We may have different names for Santa Claus or Father Christmas, but the reason for our joy across the world remains the same. During the holiday season, we unite in…

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Culture, People

Honoring the Harvest: Celebrate Olivagando with Olive Oil Cake

Olivagando is a two-day festival that celebrates the la dolce goccia or “sweet drop” of high-quality olive oil. Olives are a product of Italy that have permeated and sustained Italian food and culture for thousands of years. During Olivagando, oil mills, growers, companies, and conossiers come together to sample and celebrate the production and consumption of olive oil throughout Italy.

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Culture, People

Honoring the Harvest: Celebrating Sukkot and Breaking Challah

Sukkot, written in Hebrew as סוכות‎ or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, is a religious and symbolic celebration for the Jewish people referred to as the Feast of Booths. This week-long biblically-based holiday is one of three Jewish celebrations known as the shalosh regalim. Sukkot marks the end of harvest time and commemorates the exodus of the Israelites and their reliance on God to provide sustenance. This pilgrimage celebration’s origins are also closely tied to an ancient agricultural festival which was a thanksgiving of sorts for the fruit harvest.

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Advice, Culture

How To Say Cheers in 21 Different Languages

Raise a glass We think celebratory phrases are like champagne: Always good to have on hand in case something happens worth toasting. Maybe you got a promotion. Maybe you’ve met The One. Or maybe you finally remembered to drink water…

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