Miscellaneous

Baseball Rules (in German)

Consumer Reports: Comparative information on consumer products

Daylight Saving (Summer) Time in the USA: When does it start and end each year? The answer is here. (Hint: It is different from Europe.)

Do you wonder what the weather will be like tomorrow? Find out.

Dressing Well: Tips for dressing properly for business in the US

Email Acronyms: Do you wonder what about the meaning of IMHO and other acronyms used in emails? Here are the answers.

German-American Chamber of Commerce of New York: Their publications section has some very good documents for sale.

Introduction to Business Etiquette, Culture and Manners in the US

Mapquest: Interactive online map and direction finder

MonsterBoard: Find new employees OR a new job on-line

Scholastic Aptitude Test information: For those who will enter a US college or university degree program

Tradition of tipping in the US

Zagat Restaurant Guides: Help in finding good restaurants in many US and a few international cities

 

How a US President is elected:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35356941

How a bill becomes a law in the US:

http://kids.clerk.house.gov/grade-school/lesson.html?intID=17

https://votesmart.org/education/how-a-bill-becomes-law#.V4zlyzXLKJo

http://www.ushistory.org/gov/6e.asp

https://kids.usa.gov/government/how-a-bill-becomes-a-law/index.shtml

https://www.genome.gov/12513982/how-a-bill-becomes-law/

 

How the German chancellor is selected:

http://www.thegermanprofessor.com/how-is-the-german-chancellor-elected/

Marijuana legalization in the US:

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/state-marijuana-laws-map-medical-recreational.html

http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-marijuana-laws.aspx

 

Gay Marriage in the US:

http://gaymarriage.procon.org/view.timeline.php?timelineID=000030

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-doma-laws-by-state.html

 

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