What NOT to Do in US

Why NOT to speak English faster in America as International ?

by Kumar June 23, 2014
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Many of the internationals, especially Asians from the sub-continent,  tend to speak English so fast that the American counterparts may not understand a thing.  It may sound quite normal for the person speaking, but Americans may not comprehend much as you are speaking fast.  Lets see why it is important to speak slowly and how […]

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New to US on Work Visa – Why NOT to compare Prices of US vs. Home Country

by Kumar October 10, 2013
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When I moved to the US for the first time for education, I used to compare the prices in USA with prices in India, which is my home country. It was NOT just me, I noticed the same thing with many of the students as well.  Also, when I started to work and got acquainted […]

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Why NOT to park in Disabled parking without Handicap Tag even with broken leg ?

by Kumar January 26, 2011
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I was talking to my friend yesterday about parking tickets in our area, as a segue he explained his experience dealing with disability parking, when he had an injury and was unable to walk without crutches. Let me share his experience and the key point to take away from his experience. Injured Leg, Not able […]

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Why NOT to miss paying Tolls at Unattended toll booths in USA ?

by Kumar January 20, 2011
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Paying tolls is something everyone are familiar with…it is no different in America, they also have unattended automatic tolls in US… If you live in an area with too many tolls, you may own one of these devices like EZ -Pass, I-Pass, etc to pay the tolls automatically…If you are traveling or visiting your friends […]

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Why NOT to mess with Under 21’s in America? Buy NO Alcohol, Cigarettes

by Kumar December 2, 2010
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When I was in school, I went on a weekend camp trip sponsored by university with mixed age group of students…there were students ranging from freshmen (18 years) through graduate students (21 or older).  I had a great time socializing and we all ended up exchanging contact info of one another. It just happened that […]

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Why NOT to drive your Friend’s Car in US without your name on his Insurance?

by Kumar November 11, 2010
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It might be common for some of us not to worry too much about car insurance stuff and be tempted to drive our friend’s car when we visit them. It can also happen occasionally when you need to drop your friend to airport using his car or similar situations.  The reality is, when everything goes […]

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Why NOT to cancel Car insurance in USA when on Vacation to Home country?

by Kumar November 7, 2010
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Some of us tend to cancel our car insurance or rather not renew it when we are traveling home country for vacation. The simple logic for most of us is that we are NOT taking the car on road, why bother to pay for insurance. Unfortunately, even though logically it seems correct, sometimes you can […]

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Why NOT to break Law in US. Deportation? Jail ? GC, Citizenship issues?

by Kumar August 16, 2010
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by Guest Author Rakesh The article is based on Rakesh’s observations after living in US for 14 years.  His goal in this article is to caution fellow internationals to live safely and enjoy stay in US  without getting  into any legal issues. Thank you Rakesh !   ( If you have an experience to share or […]

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Why NOT to tip less than 15% for Waitress in Restaurants in US ?

by Kumar July 19, 2010

Article discuses the reasons one should tip. It talks about how much exactly waitresses in US make and what does tips mean to them. Also, why one should tip to avoid people stereotyping people from your country.

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Why NOT to speak in your mother tongue in mixed group interactions in US

by Kumar July 14, 2010

Article about primary reasons why you should not talk in your mother tongue or local language in a public setting in US where there are people from other countries or cultures. How it can create bad image about yourself.

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