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American Sign Language Alphabet for ASL Beginners

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What is American Sign Language (ASL)? American Sign Language or ASL as it’s popularly called by its acronym, is a fascinating language and many people have started to see its value and purpose outside the deaf community. It is a visual language formed by organized hand gestures, body movements, and facial expressions. Learning ASL won’t just create meaningful relationships but will...

Why Behavioral Therapy is Worth A Shot

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Behavioral therapy is based on showing patients how changing their behaviors, they can benefit their emotional health. Sometimes we need a reality check, these treatments will provide you with a very gentle and mindful reality check in order to live a happier and healthier life.

How Ikigai Can Improve Your Life

It’s so human to wonder about your purpose. In Japan, people are searching for and finding their true purposes. The concept of ikigai has taken over Japan and it means “a reason for being.”

Emojis: The New Hieroglyphics

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If you were on the computer in the early 2000s, you likely remember AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, and all of the other instant messaging services before iMessage. Those of us old enough to remember these programs know that these new emojis aren’t the first of their kind.

ASL Signs for Hospitality: The Essentials

If you’re in the hospitality industry you deal with so many people from different backgrounds. While working at a hotel or on a cruise you will likely encounter someone who is Deaf, non-verbal, or hard of hearing. Knowing ASL signs for hospitality will give your resumé a major boost and help you stand out. 

Russian vs. Spanish: The Differences & Similarities

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Have you ever wondered what the similarities between Spanish and Russian are? What about the differences? Perhaps you’re thinking of learning a new language or planning on traveling on that side of the globe. Whatever it may be – these are important things to remember before you dive into the thrilling world of language learning. Russian vs. Spanish: Speakers There’s about 559...

Mexican Culture vs. American Culture: The Biggest Differences

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Sure, we’re not that far from Mexico. We feel their influence and enjoy many of their specialties such as their food. Although we see aspects of their culture here, Mexican culture relies heavily on tradition and respect. In America, we’re only given a short glimpse into native Mexican culture. Here are a few of the major differences we see; Family Values Family life is huge in Mexico...

5 German Dog Breeds for #nationaldogday

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It’s #InternationalDogDay and to celebrate here are 5 German dog breeds that you probably didn’t know actually come from Germany! Thanks to dw.com, they break it down and show us where our fuzzy German friends came from!  Great Dane These gentle giants are actually right from Germany. They are the result of German royals breeding ever-large hunting companions in the 17th century. Great Danes are...

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