.4 Seconds to Globalization (#6) – Hannah Manley

When I searched the word ‘globalization’ more than 474 million results appeared in .4 seconds. Most of these millions of sources agree, globalization is, in fact, occurring -- whether we like it or not. Personally, knowing that globalization is occurring led me to believe that the ‘culture shock’ I was told I would experience when … Continue reading .4 Seconds to Globalization (#6) – Hannah Manley

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No need to plan ahead: check out these top 3 places not to miss (#5) – Hannah Manley

Typically, I’m a planner. I schedule down to the hour, use Google Maps to plan trips based on the time of day I plan to be going, even help my friends plan out, by semester, their college experience. However, I didn’t plan for this trip (except for my site visits) before departing for Spain; once … Continue reading No need to plan ahead: check out these top 3 places not to miss (#5) – Hannah Manley

Everything is bigger in the United States (Blog #4) – Hannah Manley

You may have heard the saying “everything is bigger in Texas”. But it should really be “everything is bigger in the United States”. On average Americans have 2.5 times as much space as the average Spaniard. A fact you’ll never forget after five minutes on the Spanish metro. Find your own space The Spanish have … Continue reading Everything is bigger in the United States (Blog #4) – Hannah Manley

The death of the department store: El Corte Inglés Group, the lone survivor – Hannah Manley

Shop – while you still can You may remember Herberger’s and Sears. But do you know Marshall Fields and Woolworth’s, Sociedad Española de Precios Únicos (SEPU) or Galerías? The truth is, you don’t need to know those companies; they are – or will soon be – out of business. There is only one remaining Spanish department … Continue reading The death of the department store: El Corte Inglés Group, the lone survivor – Hannah Manley

Protect your belongings with “how to keep your stuff safe: the security podcast” – Hannah Manley

Don't have your stuff stolen It is day three of our trip to Spain. You go out for lunch with our classmates. You sit down at the table and set your bag on the empty seat next to you. Halfway through the meal you go to the bathroom, while everyone else is still at the … Continue reading Protect your belongings with “how to keep your stuff safe: the security podcast” – Hannah Manley

Hannah Manley: Sometimes Lying Takes You to the Height of Success, And Sometimes You Come Tumbling Down

Liar, liar, pants on fire Deceit. Fabrication. Deception. Fiction. Misrepresentation. Falsification. Fib. No matter what you call it, one thing is common across national boundaries: people don’t always tell the truth, sometimes they even lie. The reaction to the tales that politicians tell, however, is not constant. In the United States a politician may build … Continue reading Hannah Manley: Sometimes Lying Takes You to the Height of Success, And Sometimes You Come Tumbling Down