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Multilingual = Multi-personality?

It is hardly a new proposition that language affects our world view. However, some studies are now suggesting that people who speak more than one language may unconsciously change their personality as they switch languages.  So what is going on here? Last week, I shared…
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June 16, 2014
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Why Translation is Like Music

There are many myths out there about the translation industry such as translation can be done by anyone who can speak two or more languages. This, of course, isn’t exactly true. For example, if you play a few notes on the piano, are you actually…
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May 22, 2014
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Hospice Care: A Cultural Taboo

Hospice care is not only a difficult subject but a major cultural issue.   For most Americans, the idea of hospice is, of course, stressful but still something that can be dealt with in a frank and open manner.  What many do not realize is that…
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April 10, 2014
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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…
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March 27, 2014
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Training that has an Impact

In almost every seminar I deliver there are always one or two participants who come up to me and say, “I normally hate taking classes, but this was different. I’m ready to use this stuff!” Beyond the pleasant surprise, there is a lot that can…
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March 18, 2014