Estonians In Cross-Cultural Perspective – Don’t Beat Around The Bush! Time Is Money!
There are cultural variations in how people understand and use time. Researchers have divided cultures into two groups in the way they handle time. Our culture shapes our communication and designates what we pay attention to and what we ignore. Our time perception is reflected in our communication style. Estonians, for instance, highly value their time. People talk about it as it were money, they have a wide range of expressions which link time to money. Estonians speak as there were lack of time.Conspiring Against a Continent
Recently, my work as an international civil servant brought me to the Central African Republic (CAR). A country unknown to most, having gained its independence from France during the ‘fashionista independencia’ era of the sixties, CAR remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with an average life expectancy of 50 years.Saturn and The Astrology
The transitions occurring among planets and signs are believed to possess relation with human character and daily life paths. Astrologers think that using the motion of planets and other heavenly bodies, characters of the human race are being affected every time.A Historical Perspective on Human Rights
Most scholars consider the Magna Charta (Latin for “Great Charter”), signed in England in 1215, to be the forerunner of the human rights and legal guarantees which exist today. This is the story of what it has taken to bring those rights to the peoples of the world, but the question remains, how do we ensure they are upheld?Why Women Still Wear Dresses
There used to be a time when women always wore dresses as a general rule, and not trousers, although by the end of the nineteenth century some females were wearing trousers to perform industrial work. Film stars like Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich were seen wearing masculine-style pants in movies during the 1930s which helped make the image of women in trousers a more familiar one but most females, however, did not adopt trousers as an everyday form of dress until they worked in factories in World War 2 as replacements for the men who had gone to war.