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Scenes from a St. Patrick's Day

According to Guinness: Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The potato famine in the 1850s had the Irish population emigrating and finding new homes. Many of these expats sailed across the ocean and ended up in cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, Montreal and Toronto. Most cities celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in some way: Boston and Chicago dye their respective rivers green and New York City has one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world. People from Ireland come to New York to march in the

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Living the Life

Get Out of the Car

When Henry Ford started mass producing affordable automobiles, he changed the world with his inventions, business philosophies, and social policies. He also lived long enough to see the automobile literally drive the physical development of towns, cities and the highways of

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City Essentials

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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Living the Life

When in Rome

Living in a city means living amongst others and dealing with their attitudes, manners and habits. As an expat (or if you’ve traveled) you’ll know that what may be common and acceptable in one city or country can be frowned upon in

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