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Manners in the City

When you’re living in the city, there are many opportunities to participate in events and interact with people. Although cultural differences can lead to misunderstandings, common basic manners should be universal whether you’re an expat, immigrant or tourist. However, there seem to be some combination of crowd mentality or a busy lifestyle where people forget the basics. It’s as if being one amongst many means manners no longer apply. Not true! Manners are social standards of conduct that are even more important in

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City Time

It’s said that New York City runs at a faster pace than any other place in the world. It may be because of the clocks all over the city reminding New Yorkers of the ticking minutes. Ready, set,

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Park It

New York is a city of skyscrapers and landmarks but it is also full of parks and open spaces. Central Park is the most well known but almost every neighborhood has its own square or patch — almost as if New Yorkers need the respite from the towering buildings. Each park has its own flavor and amenities, here are a

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A Friend in Need

As children, making friends seem easy. Parents and teachers encourage it and you meet people your age all the time on the playground or at school. As an adult, and in a new city, things are not so simple. You’re the expat and natives have their established roots and social cliques. People tend to live within their own circles and routines; making changes require

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