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Myanmar, Houston, and Tanakha

Myanmar, Houston, and Tanakha Houston is one of the nation's top resettlement locations for refugees. One of the top refugee groups is Burmese refugees. So we thought it would be important to find some similarities between our Burmese brothers and sisters. One of those similarities is…
MasterWord
July 10, 2015
CultureGeneral

Global Village: Where Cultures Connect

The term global village was coined by Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian philosopher and a public intellectual, in the beginning of the 1960s. He had a vision of technology reducing the size of the globe to that of a village, with information floating freely and simultaneously…
MasterWord
March 27, 2014
CultureGeneral

5 Simple Tips for Multicultural Workplace

by Sabina Metcalf Finding a multicultural joke on Google, with which to start this post, has proved no easy feat – the sheer number of people who find offensive immigrant jokes funny is deeply discouraging. But here is a good one about cats and dogs,…
MasterWord
September 18, 2013
CultureGeneralHealthcare

Cultural Competence in Health Care

With the launch of the Office for Civil Rights’ nationwide compliance review and more and more studies showing the positive impact of language services and cultural competency training in health care in patient satisfaction, outcomes, and compliance, financially forward-looking hospital administrators are looking to incorporate…
MasterWord
May 24, 2013
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Swahili Rice Pilau (Rice Pilaf) Recipe

By religion, Muslim Swahilis are prohibited from eating pork or drinking alcohol. The Swahili's staple food is of Arabic descent, so most of their cooking is rich in spices. Popular Swahili cuisine includes pilau and wali (rice cooked in coconut milk) served with a thick…
MasterWord
December 6, 2012
CultureGeneral

“Keep Calm and Carry On” Origins

There is a high probability you have seen the iconic graphic that has been going viral lately with the quote, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” As it would turn out, this popular poster is not just a random frivolous gimmick circulating but rather a historical…
MasterWord
October 4, 2012