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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Is Taking a Selfie a Selfish Act?*

Introduction In the Philippines, House Bill 4807 or the Anti-Selfie Bill was once debated in Philippine Congress or legislature: whether or not it is proper to penalize people who take selfies without the consent of the people concerned. Thus, one wonders: Is taking a selfie that dangerous and self-centered that needs legislation and punishment? One can often …

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5 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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Top Areas that Married Couples Argue

Marriage is always inter-cultural. Two individuals who decide to tie the knot in marriage know that each one of them come from a different cultural orientation. Culture is a way of life of a group of people living in a particular locality. Every individual has distinct cultural orientation with regard to beliefs, values, attitudes, practices, …

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Top Areas that Married Couples Argue

Marriage is always inter-cultural. Two individuals who decide to tie the knot in marriage know that each one of them come from a different cultural orientation. Culture is a way of life of a group of people living in a particular locality. Every individual has distinct cultural orientation with regard to beliefs, values, attitudes, practices, …

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Areas of Compatibility in Romantic Relationship

It’s not true that one’s character is shown in one’s face. If it’s angelic and beautiful, then he or she is Mr. Or Ms. X, the long-lost soul mate or destined partner in life! Social science research has shown that there is no dependable association between facial features and personality traits. A person may look meek, …

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Is Falling in Love Biological or Social?

Have you experienced falling in love? What is it like? Do you it feel natural? One biological theory suggests that falling in love is like “being drunk.” The love hormone can make people fall in love, making them “drunk” with erotic passion and altruism. Scientists who prescribed to this theory identified the hormone associated with …

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Is Taking a Selfie a Selfish Act?*

Introduction In the Philippines, House Bill 4807 or the Anti-Selfie Bill was once debated in Philippine Congress or legislature: whether or not it is proper to penalize people who take selfies without the consent of the people concerned. Thus, one wonders: Is taking a selfie that dangerous and self-centered that needs legislation and punishment? One can often …

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Does Age Matter in a Romantic Relationship?

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter" (Mark Twain). INTRODUCTION The saying that "Age doesn't matter" is a popular expression among people for those who fall in love with a wide age gap. They say that love is blind. So, it's okay to be blinded by the …

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Is it Natural to Fall in Love? Check this out!

https://www.amazon.com/NATURAL-FALL-LOVE-Sociological-Romantic-ebook/dp/B01AQMN5QW/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509772425&sr=1-3&keywords=vivencio+ballano  Have you experienced falling in love? What was it like? Did it feel natural?       One biological theory suggests that falling in love is like “being drunk.” The love hormone can make people fall in love, making them “drunk” with erotic passion and altruism. Scientists who prescribed to this theory identified the hormone associated with …

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