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The famous "El Castillo" (The castle), formally named "Temple of Kukulcan", in the archeological city of Chichén-Itzá, in the state of Yucatán, Mexico.
Culture generally refers to the patterns of human activity, and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance. Cultures can be "understood as systems of symbols and meanings that even their creators contest, that lack fixed boundaries, that are constantly in flux, and that interact and compete with one another". Culture can be defined as all the ways of life: including arts, beliefs, and institutions of a population that are passed down from generation to generation. Culture has been called "the way of life for an entire society". As such, it includes codes of manners, dress, language, religion, rituals, and norms of behavior, such as law and morality and systems of belief as well as art.

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Today the Greeks call themselves Hellenes (Έλληνες), though they have been known by a number of different names throughout history. The soldiers that fell at Thermopylae did so as Hellenes. During the time of Jesus, the term shifted and any person of non-Jewish faith was called Hellene. By late Antiquity, the Greeks referred to themselves as Romaioi, i.e. Romans. Western Europeans used the term Greeks and the Persians and the Turks used the term Yunans, i.e. Ionians. An interesting and unique form is kept in Georgian. In ancient times, Georgians (Colchians and Iberians) called Greeks ბერძენი berdzeni. This form derives from the Georgian word ბრძენი brdzeni – wise. According to Georgian historians, the name is connected with the notion that philosophy was born in Greece. Modern Georgians still call Greeks ბერძენი berdzeni and Greece საბერძნეთი saberdznet'i, 'Greeks' land' or literally 'land of the wise'. The onset of every historical era was accompanied by a new name, either entirely new or formerly old and forgotten, extracted from tradition or borrowed from foreigners. Each of them was significant in its own time, and all can be used interchangeably, which means that the Greeks are a polyonymous people.

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:48:42 -0700

Let me spend a few minutes here telling you what your corporate culture should be like, and how to get there. (Since you and I haven't met, this is a somewhat risky and approximate proposition; although I throw my opinions around daily as a corporate ...

Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Young people across the island will soon be granted free access to museums, galleries, heritage sites and exhibitions under the Culture Card Programme of the Ministry of Youth and Culture. The programme is currently being ...

Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:22:30 -0700

Why then does nearly every church leadership book I've ever read, and any talk on ministry leadership I've ever listened to have the same underlying assumption as the culture of success? If 90% of pastors serve in small congregations of under 200 ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:50:09 -0700

But this problem isn't about religion race: it's about a culture where notions of shame result in the blaming of victims rather than perpetrators. Although painful to read, the Rotherham report presents an opportunity. It's an opportunity for leaders ...


Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:51:19 -0700

It's important—crucial—to institute a culture of learning, and to do so, leaders must embrace failure as a means for improvement, rather than an absolute state that can't be changed . Knowing is growing (sorry for the cheesy cliché), and if people ...
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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:37:30 -0700

Entrepreneurs work hard to build and cultivate the culture of their organizations. But company culture doesn't result from an edict from upper management. It's made up of the work and values of every employee. Each new hire can contribute to sustaining ...
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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0700

She is very good at what she does, but let's make clear what she isn't: She isn't any sort of brave, radical subversion of idol culture. She may dress in fluffy clothes and play at the Tokyo Idol Festival every year, but she isn't really part of any ...

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Boca Raton (blog)
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:11:15 -0700

Boca Raton's cultural candle shone considerably brighter this year thanks to the Wick Theatre, which opened its inaugural season with an elegant, Carbonell-nominated “Sound of Music” and continued with a show-stopping “42nd Street” and an amusing “Full ...

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