Awaken Culture – The Creations and Activities of an Awakened Global Society

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How To Be Bored

January 9th, 2021|

by Shayla Love: Boredom doesn’t feel good, but it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Understanding it can help resist the urge to run from it… […]

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Signs That You’re Being A Pushover

January 7th, 2021|

by Amy Jen Su: If collaboration is key to succeeding in organizations today, doesn’t it pay to play nice in the sandbox? […]

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Where Dutch Directness Comes From

January 6th, 2021|

by Olga Mecking: Straightforwardness is so intrinsic in Dutch society that there’s even a Dutch word for it: ‘bespreekbaarheid’ (speakability) – that everything can and should be talked about… […]

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Donna Quesada: Art Review

January 5th, 2021|

by Donna Quesada: My dear friend Larry Payne mentioned that he had just purchased three watercolor paintings, so I arranged a visit to this exciting new artist’s atelier… […]

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Bare Facts Of The Sauna In Finland

January 5th, 2021|

by (Finland): Just say yes: If you want to get to know Finnish culture, don’t be intimidated by the sauna. With our beginner’s guide, there’s nothing to it… […]

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Dialog With Kiri Westby And Robert A.F. Thurman

January 4th, 2021|

by Robert A.F. Thurman: This video is a part of the Tibet House US Menla Digital Archives & is brought to you by the generosity of it’s membership community… […]

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Latvia: Europe’s Nation Of Introverts

January 3rd, 2021|

by Christine Ro: Latvians are often self-deprecating about their culture’s tendency towards introversion, but could this personality trait be the key to their creative identity? […]

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8 Questions To Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

December 29th, 2020|

by David Burkus: We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations… [...]

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The Polish Phrase That Will Help You Through Tough Times

December 23rd, 2020|

by Olga Mecking: In Poland, the concept of ‘Jakoś to będzie’ is acting without worrying about the consequences. It’s reaching for the impossible. It’s taking risks, and not being afraid… […]

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Falling Leaves: The Verbal Arts Of Rakugo

December 21st, 2020|

by Magali Roman: Anyone who’s ever sat through a bad comedy sketch knows how hard it can be to find someone who is truly funny… […]

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History Of Venetian Masks

December 19th, 2020|

by (MagicOfVenetia): Venetian masks have a long history of protecting their wearer’s identity during promiscuous or  decadent activities… […]

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Coldplay: Sparks – Live At The Citadel

December 16th, 2020|

Sparks, live at The Citadel in Amman, Jordan on Nov 23, 2019. The song was chosen by fans in a poll on YouTube Community as a song they’d like to hear the band perform… [...]

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Socialism Is A Trigger Word On Social Media

December 11th, 2020|

by Robert Kozinets: The word “socialism” has become a trigger word in U.S. politics, with both positive and negative perceptions of it split along party lines… […]

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Hanukkah’s True Meaning? Jewish Survival

December 10th, 2020|

by Alan Avery-Peck: Beginning on the evening of Dec. 12, Jews will celebrate the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, perhaps the best-known and certainly the most visible Jewish holiday… […]

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Here Are The Nominations For The 2021 Grammy Awards

December 6th, 2020|

by Stephanie K. Baer: Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Megan Thee Stallion nabbed her first Grammy nods ever. The two also shared three nominations for their “Savage” remix… […]

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Do You Trust Yourself?

December 3rd, 2020|

by Jana Prokava: For a long time I didn’t trust myself and questioned most of the things I was doing. I was often looking for reassurance, approval and acceptance from others… […]