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dixie-swanson's picture
Jan.14.2014
Time passes and change can be difficult. But why is it so hard for American women to mature with grace and finesse? In France, there is a gentle, respectful term for a woman in her middle years. She is “une femme d’un certain age.” A woman of a certain age. She respects herself and therefore...
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Jan.05.2013
I had a conversation last week with someone who gave up making films to start a business he hopes will earn enough money to finance major social-change organizing projects. He condemned progressives for their illusions, saying they that think if they’ve watched a hard-hitting film, they’ve...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Oct.16.2012
I love everything I'm hearing about my friend and colleague expat-repat writing coach and Thirsty author Kristin Bair O'Keeffe's monthly 38Write series of three-day global writing workshops. I especially admire her cutting-edge use of Twitter and Pinterest to create a real-time, web-based...
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Jul.12.2012
    Have you tried mapping the complexity and richness of your life (and career) with an overlapping Venn diagram? Here's what turned up when we did one for GlobalNiche -- you can see all the relationships of our personal and professional influences and communities as we operate at the...
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Aug.24.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN Hello expat+HAREM friends! Big news in the dead of summer (or is it winter? We have Southern Hemispherean readers too.) expat+HAREM is now an archive. After two magical years, we’ve amassed 175 neoculture discussions and 2,800 insightful, funny, poignant comments from...
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Jun.07.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN Rounding up zillions of links resonant to our community that cross my screen... These are the kind of things I share *daily* on my Twitter feed -- follow me or get the feed sent directly to your feed reader. Writers abroad now have a spot to gather on Expat Saturdays for...
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May.15.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN We love people who can talk sense about our hybrid personality and lifestyle issues. When Brooklyn-based life- and writing-coach Amna Ahmad, the dazzling founder of The Pragmatic Hybrid, released her new ebook Decolonize Your Inner World we instantly knew it would resonate at...
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Apr.07.2011
Welcome to April 2011's "Upheavals" issue. +++++EDITOR'S NOTE Gentle greetings to all our fellow sojourners... In a season of tough shifts, we're making some changes at the site to provide a new perspective on evergreen subjects, and elsewhere on the Internet we're following history as it...
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Mar.02.2011
Welcome to March's "Remix culture" issue  +++++ EDITOR'S NOTE This month we're acknowledging that where we come from counts (see thisurban psychology article on the geography of temperament, and take this quiz to pinpoint how to make life choices "congruent with your temperament...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Mar.02.2011
Welcome to March's "Remix culture" issue  +++++ EDITOR'S NOTE This month we're acknowledging that where we come from counts (see thisurban psychology article on the geography of temperament, and take this quiz to pinpoint how to make life choices "congruent with your temperament...