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11 Things You Should Know Before Playing In Japan

Someone on Quora asked:What should I absolutely not do when visiting your country? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the thread. Thank you to the team at Quora for making this happen! Japan: Don’t tip anyone. No one. NO ONE.Tipping is just not part of the culture. Don’t even…

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8 Tips To Keep In Mind When Playing In Russia

By: Katherine Makhalova Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked:What should I absolutely not do when visiting your country? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the thread. Thank you to the team at Quora for making this happen! 1. Don’t give even number of flowers as a gift. That’s for dead…

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Ways to make a long distance relationships work

Create a private blog to share your thoughts with each other: writing does wonders. Download an app that is made specifically for couples. Save up so you both can travel to a distant place for a vacation. Talk on an instant messenger (e.g., gchat) during work hours. Tell each other…

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I Had A Quarter Life Crisis After Coming Home From Living Abroad

Turning 25 was like emotional limbo for me. For a full year, I felt like I wasn’t the same person as I was in my early 20s, but at the same time I didn’t feel like I was ready to face my late 20s just yet. At 25, nothing felt…

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7 Things You Should Remember When You Move To A New City

EB. 11, 2014 By CHELSEA MOUDRY Approximately three weeks ago, I moved to the big city all by myself. It’s really not that big of a city, but when coming from a town with the population progressively decreasing since the 2010 census count of 2,000, 80,000 people was almost culture shock.…

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The 23 Hardest Things About Moving Home After Living Abroad

1. Having dreams where you’re back in your old city, in your old apartment, and everything is exactly the way it way — and then waking up and realizing that, at least for now, that chapter of your life is closed. 2. Occasionally messing up your speech patterns and using…

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How to make the most of a long distance relationship

1. Use technology to your advantage Who said you only have to talk on the phone or Skype? Something my boyfriend and I do is watching Netflix together over Skype. It’s pretty easy! Just start Skype and have one person countdown for when you both press “play” on your favorite…

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Airports Are My Happy Place

As I write this, I am on the train to Narita International Airport, and it is all I can do to keep from vibrating out of my skin in excitement. In a few hours, I’ll board a plane bound for Washington, DC via Chicago. It will be the first time…

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How To Come Home

Homecoming. It’s something that so many of us look forward to, especially when we’ve been away for an extended period of time. But how do we come home to a place that has inevitably changed while we were gone? How do we come home when we’re no longer the person…

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