Sophie Lechner

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The World Is Still Not Flat

Globalization marches on. But the pace isn’t all that fast, and the overall level of global connectedness still hasn’t gotten back to its all-time peak of 2007. The overwhelming majority of commerce, investment, and other interactions still occur within — not between — nations.<p>That’s the message …

The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World

A world traveler who speaks ten languages, British linguist Richard Lewis decided he was qualified to plot the world's cultures on a chart.<p>He did so while acknowledging the dangers of stereotypes.<p>"Determining national characteristics is treading a minefield of inaccurate assessment and surprising …

What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries

"Make me look beautiful.”<p>That's what Esther Honig asked 40 photo editors to do -- in over 25 countries. Using the service-sharing site Fiverr, Honig, a human interest reporter, sent a picture of herself to be photoshopped around the world to see just how much cultural values are applied to …

Plug and socket types around the world

Plug and socket types around the world

35 Etiquette Tips For Doing Business Around The World

Picking up a sandwich with your hands during a business lunch in New York wouldn't be a big deal. But in Rio de Janeiro, it could signify considerable disrespect.<p>That's because what's considered "proper etiquette" or "good manners" varies greatly from country to country — and as a professional …

Pakistan air raids in North Waziristan 'kill militants'

<b>Pakistani fighter jets have carried out air strikes against militant hideouts in the north-west of the country.</b><p>Officials said scores of militants were killed in the raids but this has not been independently confirmed.<p>Among them was a suspected Uzbek leader of the deadly attack on Karachi airport a …

Army general tapped to investigate how, why Bowe Bergdahl left base

The U.S. Army has appointed a two-star general to investigate how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his base in Afghanistan, resulting in his capture, a senior defense official said Saturday.<p>Bergdahl spent five years in captivity until his release May 31, in exchange for five Taliban figures …

Netanyahu: Terror group seized three Israeli teenagers

<b>A "terror group" has abducted three Israeli teenagers missing from the West Bank since Thursday, Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu says.</b><p>He said an "intensive operation" is under way to find the two 16-year-olds and one 19-year-old.<p>The three seminary students went missing near an Israeli settlement …