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The Secret to Adapting to Change(Part 3)

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YouMay Published in 2022-02-11

At one point in our children’s lives, we enjoyed raising Shetland Sheepdogs. Skye and Lad gave us several litters of adorable puppies. Then,...

Adapting to Change ( Part 2 )

YouMay Published in 2022-02-03

A year ago, Rana, one of my ESL students from the Middle East, appeared at my door with a lovely green Money Plant in her hand. Af...

Do You See “Change” a Friend or Enemy?

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YouMay Published in 2021-10-25

Here is a challenging riddle for you. Look around you. What one thing do they all have in common?  The weather, your child, your job, your n...

Gratefulness amid Coronavirus

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YouMay Published in 2020-04-16

It was not a good way to start a new decade with all the worrying news concerning a new virus allegedly originating from Wuhan, China. As th...

Priceless Gift of Being Bilingual

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YouMay Published in 2019-02-26

You May: After arriving in the U.S., we found it difficult to motivate ourselves to learn English; and later as our life settled in the U.S....

Understand Culture Shock

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YouMay Published in 2018-11-23

Culture Shock Hit Them Hard One chilly September morning, I drove to the university campus housing to check on a group of five Chinese young...

How to write a complaint email effectively

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YouMay Published in 2018-06-29

Life does not always go the way you want. What will you do if you receive bad service at a restaurant or you are unhappy with a product? You...

Socialize in the U.S. Library

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YouMay Published in 2015-01-13

Being new in the U.S., immigrants such as me often find it difficult to discover social activities that suit us. In the summer of 2012, the ...