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The 59 Countries That Are Most Prepared To Handle An Uncertain Future

The 59 Countries That Are Most Prepared To Handle An Uncertain Future | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
A new report ranks the world's countries not on their economic indicators but on their ability to safeguard the needs of its future generations. The...
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Yes! Sustainability and looking out for our children and grandchildren's futures, rather than just tracking short-term economic gains. I am happy to see this becoming more of a focus.

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The African Union is introducing a single passport to make travel on the continent easier for Africans

The African Union is introducing a single passport to make travel on the continent easier for Africans | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
When heads of state from across Africa arrive in Kigali, Rwanda next month for the African Union (AU) Summit, they will be among the first Africans issued the new electronic African Union passport. The passport is meant to make travel on the continent much easier for Africans. "The scene seems to be set to realize the dream of visa-fre
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Forget 'developing' poor countries, it's time to 'de-develop' rich countries

Forget 'developing' poor countries, it's time to 'de-develop' rich countries | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
As the UN’s new sustainable development goals are launched in New York, there’s little to celebrate about the business-as-usual approach
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Yes! I have long been an advocate against growth for growth's sake. This is an important read.

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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts....
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Yet one more reason to use intercultural communication skills to build stronger, more compassionate communities!

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Challenging The Whiteness Of Public Radio

Chenjerai Kumanyika loves public radio, but when it's his turn at the microphone, he worries that he doesn't sound like himself. It got him thinking about the predominant white sound of public media.
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Very important piece on authenticity and code-switching

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Janet Bennett, executive director of the Intercultural Communication Institute on increasingly multicultural workplaces - ROSSFIRE starring Dave Ross

Janet Bennett, executive director of the Intercultural Communication Institute on increasingly multicultural workplaces - ROSSFIRE starring Dave Ross | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
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Excellent interview with some very important points. WTG, Janet!

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The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)

The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America) | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
Everyone's favorite emoji began in Japan. But without Google, it may have stayed there.
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L.A. Couple Cleared In Daughter's Death Leave Qatar

L.A. Couple Cleared In Daughter's Death Leave Qatar | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
A Los Angeles couple left the Gulf nation of Qatar on Wednesday after being cleared of charges in their adopted 8-year-old daughter's death, ending a nearly two-year legal saga they contend was rooted in confusion over cross-cultural adoption.
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Cross-cultural misunderstanding leads to couple's imprisonment

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Bringing Generations Together in the Workplace

Bringing Generations Together in the Workplace | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
By forming mentor teams and blending communication styles, managers can ensure that all generational values are respected in the workplace.

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The Words Every Woman Should Know

The Words Every Woman Should Know | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
Men discount what women say with surprising regularity. Here’s how women should respond.
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How Japan stood up to old age - FT.com

How Japan stood up to old age - FT.com | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
Akira Kawahito and Shigenobu Kambayashi don’t exactly look like doctors.
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Excellently researched and reported article, that contains ideas for constructively dealing with changing demographics and aging societies, useful for so many.

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Cheap razor made after P&G watches Indians shave

Cheap razor made after P&G watches Indians shave | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
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Very interesting and powerful example of a major corporation learning about customer needs, and learning from those very customers, in order to adapt and develop product.

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Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me

Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
Some Christians believe God rewards the faithful. So why did I get Stage 4 cancer?
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If you want to understand US American culture, this is a very important and insightful article.

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The Deep Roots of Gun Violence in US Culture

The Deep Roots of Gun Violence in US Culture | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
With frequent mass shootings in America, what leads people like Chris Harper-Mercer to pick up a gun and murder others?
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(6) AJ+ - Canada's Cultural Genocide

(6) AJ+ - Canada's Cultural Genocide | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
Canada's official commission called the school program for its native people “cultural genocide.”
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We all need truth telling; it is the only way to heal and prevent repeating the horrors of the past. Kudos to this movement. 

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Caricaturing cultures: The dangers of appropriation

Caricaturing cultures: The dangers of appropriation | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
For centuries, America’s story has been one of immigration. At the heart of our power struggles and ...
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Je Suis Ahmed! Je Suis Charlie! I'll Ride With You!

Je Suis Ahmed! Je Suis Charlie! I'll Ride With You! | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
The Cultural Detective series includes a critical incident entitled, "Danish Cartoon Controversy" (in the Cultural Detective Global Diversity and Inclusion package), about the backlash against cart...
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What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review

What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?
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The need for justice and equity is ever more pressing

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Are Emoji the Newest World Language?

Are Emoji the Newest World Language? | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
How many languages are there in the world? Do you know just how many have died off? Or will go extinct soon? How about this: do you know how to rescue those that are endangered? And what about new ...
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Korean Air Executive Resigns Post After Halting Flight Over Snack Service

Korean Air Executive Resigns Post After Halting Flight Over Snack Service | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
Cho Hyun-ah, daughter of the chairman of the conglomerate that operates the airline, resigned as head of the airline’s in-flight services after an uproar in South Korea over the episode.
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Time for a Racism Revolution!

Time for a Racism Revolution! | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
My eyes fill with tears Bitter, pain-filled, sad-hearted Flowers in the snow? *** I am beyond words. As are so many. Racism sucks. It punishes everyone, and has a hugely detrimental effect on socie...
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Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
I, maybe more than most people, can completely understand why broke white folks get pissed when the word "privilege" is thrown around. As a child I was constantly discriminated against because of my poverty, and those wounds still run deep....
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Excellent article on intersectionality, layers of culture, and privilege.

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Should the UK National Health Service Respect the Cultural Traditions of its Patients?

Should the UK National Health Service Respect the Cultural Traditions of its Patients? | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
A recent appearance by the Mayor of London (and potential future leader of the Conservative Party) Boris Johnson on a local London radio station has created controversy.
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Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person...

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person... | Current Events from an Intercultural Viewpoint | Scoop.it
Being a Straight White Middle Class Able-Bodied Male can be like winning a lottery you didn't even know you were playing.
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Significant development of McIntosh's work, I feel.

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