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“Live Your Myth in Greece” is the slogan we hear all across New York City and Athens, Greece. Whether it is on the subway...

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The financial crisis in Greece has caused detrimental havoc in the greek morale, and that, my friends, is the understatement of the century. The...

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Having lived abroad for a decade or two (or three plus...) gives us Greek-Americans a whole new concept of Greekness or Greek identity and...

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Being direct is considered a pretty good personality trait. That is an international fact. Greeks however, we take being direct to a whole new...

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Family is an ideal. Both in the American and the Greek tradition family is up there, revered, respected, treasured and idealized. Being supportive to...

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I've been thinking of a word lately. I have been overcome with the manic-obsessive urge to translate the word in English. The word is...

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I always believed driving is the one activity that tells all about a person. One's personality, life perspective, emotional stability and clarity -or lack...

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Falling in love is an international trade. It happens everywhere. We all crave falling in love, one way or another. How we handle it,...

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In general, Hollywood movies always contain a seamfree transition from pain to happiness and from injustice to a fair resolution. There’s trouble in paradise but it...

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In the 1990's there was a great difference between Athens and New York.  Athens had no gang territories back then and one could safely...

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I don't remember ever looking at a co-worker, student or managing director, for that matter, in the U.S. and thinking 'Wow! Isn't she what...

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My first job in the U.S. was an office job. There had been a few reasons for me wanting to quit that job, yet...