Responsible Tourism and “Traslacion” or Devotion to the Black Nazarene: My TV Interviews

 

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Is Your Partner Lying?: More Body Signs! (Part II)

GIF Credit: https://giphy.com/gifs/americanidol-american-idol-xiii-ryan-seacrest-5wKVgngdSnnpe Do you agree that when a partner, whether a spouse or a romantic partner, is giving you a long pause or "killing the time" by repeating the question or asking clarificatory questions before he or she answers a serious query that examines his or her fidelity to the relationship, lying? For instance, …

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Why Marital Commitments Change?

There is only one important reason why people’s commitments in marriage or romantic relationship change. Commitments transform because people and situations always alter through time which are often beyond human control. Married couple’s commitment to love one another, for instance, can deteriorate because one or both partners gradually dislike each other due to physical change. …

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8 Areas of Conflict in Relationship Due to Cultural Differences

There is a popular belief that romantic or marital relationship fails because of personal incompatibility. People who fall in love eventually separate due to irreconcilable personal differences. Many say that the incompatible personalities between partners is often the cause of  break-ups. But one can rarely hear from these people blaming the cultural incompatibility between partners …

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Is It Easy to Maintain a Long-Distance Love?

The great Benjamin Franklin once said that “Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.” Research studies showed that geographical proximity is a major factor that causes people to fall in love and deepen their romantic relationship. Distance matters in a relationship. The closer the person to his or her crush the higher is the probability of …

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How to Become a Responsible Tourist

Introduction Responsible tourism is all about conformity of the tourist to the local culture, especially to the customs and laws of the host country or place of destination. There are different types of tourism and tourist. But all tourism is a cross-cultural encounter, an interaction between two cultures: the cultural orientation of the tourist and …

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7 Deadly Differences that Can End a Marriage

Marriage is cross-cultural. It is not only a union of persons but a union of cultures or way of life of two people who have different cultural upbringing or socialization. It is expected that conflicts and tensions can occur during the marriage. But there are certain differences which can threaten a marital commitment. The following …

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One News: Responsible Tourism

Facebook Link Thank you TV5 and Cignal TV for allowing me to share my sociological insights live on responsible tourism in your talk show "AGENDA" with the popular travel blogger Lillian Cobiao and TV host and columnist Cito Beltran. The episode will be replayed in channels 8 and 250 of Cignal satellite TV with 2 …

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Your Top Guide on Falling in Love

Choosing the right partner is closely connected with one’s cultural taste and socialization in life. Every individual has his/her own “wish list” of traits they hope to find from their suitors, boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses or lovers. In sociology, every person undergoes a socialization process or social upbringing in order to become a productive human being …

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Who are Prone to Depression: Asians or Westerners?

Cultural differences between Western and Asian cultures in individualism-collectivism (I-C), a dimension of cultural variability, show a strong possibility that Asians are predisposed to more negative emotions than are Westerners. Individualistic cultures, most of which are Western, promote individual needs, wishes, desires, and values over group and collective ones (Matsumoto, 1990). Consequently, hierarchical differences in …

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