It’s not all-inclusive, but definitely interesting. There were many more takeaways from the researcher’s work including demographic trends and budgeting for tips; here are some that weren’t included in the chart that I found interesting about other professions: Apparently no one tips flight attendants, and if you do, you’ll probably receive free drinks thereafter. Golf caddies say… Continue reading
Muenster is Muenster, no matter how you slice it. Chuck Schumer Europe’s making a big stink over cheese. The EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta, and Gorgonzola on US-made cheeses because ours isn’t as good or as original. Our cheese is becoming an international threat to sales and cheese identity.… Continue reading
Lee & Low Books has monitored children’s multicultural books since they were founded in 1991. For intriguing perspectives on why the number has barely increased, read more from their experts and research.
Amazingly detailed map of North American English dialects. It’s complicated to look at but really fun to explore. [Related update: The film If These Knishes Could Talk, which is about New York Accents, premieres tonight. There are great dialect videos on the site, too.]
Interesting piece of Brooklyn naming drama with cultural significance researched by my friend Lauren.Who's Trying To Erase East Williamsburg's "Avenue Of Puerto Rico?"
Monopoly players around the kitchen table think the game is all about accumulation. You know, making a lot of money. But the real object is to bankrupt your opponents as quickly as possible. To have just enough so that everybody else has nothing. Richard Marinaccio, the 2009 U.S. national Monopoly champion via The Meaning of… Continue reading
* We need a cultural shift with respect to violence now, and we all have a role to play. Advocating for gun control laws is certainly a big piece of it. Having more awareness, scientific understanding, and resources for mental health is another huge component. Rethinking the role of and messaging from media in times… Continue reading
For staff members to feel empowered, they need to believe that management communicates a clear direction for the future, that they are working in alignment with the CEO and board, that the foundation cares about them, and that their performance reviews are fair and helpful. One of the key findings in the recently released study… Continue reading
Case study in company culture: New York Stem Cell Foundation