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When Does Culture Become a Straight Jacket?

culture as straight jacket: is your Greekiness keeping your from living your authentic self?

  Most of us are happy Hellenes. Happy and proud that we come from such a rich culture that has enriched us and the rest of the world for millennia. There are parts of our culture that we love—the bonding, ...

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Four Greek American Women Honored for 196th Annual Greek Independence Day Celebration

Four honorees at 196th annual celebration of Greek Independence sponsored by Senator Michael Giannaris and Queensborough President Melinda Katz

  Senator Mike Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Councilmember Costa Constantinides and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosted a celebration of Greek Independence Day at the Stathakion Center in Astoria this past weekend.  The Queens Elected Officials took to marking the ...

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Bad Greek girls making history: Theophano Skleraina

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From the annals of bad Greek girls making history: Theophano Θεοφανώ Σκλήραινα, Theophano Skleraina 955 – June 15, 991 was the niece of the Byzantine Emperor John I Tzimiskes, she was of #Greek and #Armenian descent. By her marriage with Holy ...

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The Tale of Two Friendships: Why Greek Female Friendships Don’t Last

Why can't female friendships last as long as male?

I have noticed a big difference between the way men hold onto friendships and the way women do. I can point to anecdotal evidence for the present until I dig into further research. My little brother, single but happy, has ...

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Nightmares in the Saudi Arabian Desert: Intimate Profile of Alexandra Symeonidou

Alexandra Simeonidou and the Arabian sheik she married, a fairy tale romance that turned into a nightmare

She was brutally beaten, almost to the point of death. She was isolated, wrenched away from her family in Athens. She practically disappeared into the Saudi desert, unable to seek refuge from the constant physical and emotional abuse inflicted on ...

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