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Mar.21.2011
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. The internet is over. That is, "the boundary between 'real life'...
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Mar.15.2011
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expat+HAREM loves to consider how our mindset changes our place in the world. Today we’re talking with wise living coach Tara Sophia Mohr about how we can actualize our larger worldview. TAPPING INTO OUR BIGGEST SENSE OF SELF e+H: Tara Sophia, thanks for joining us today. With globalization and the...
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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...
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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...
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Feb.19.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN The more time we devote to following our interests online it seems the more relevance we find. The problem: how can we ever share all the fabulousness?! The solution: rounding up the zillions of links resonant to expats, interculturalists, identity adventurers and globalists...
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Feb.04.2011
Welcome to February's "Globalance" issue of the expat+HAREM newsletter  +++++ EDITOR'S NOTE No surprise, it's the way of the world: multiracial and multiethnic Americans are "one of the fastest-growing demographic groups”, reports the New York Times. This month we’re pleased to...
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Jan.19.2011
From the expat+HAREM mailing list, of interest to writers, freelancers, bloggers and other microentrepreneurs:   Hey all, thought you'd like to know about this inspiring, hot-off-the-press resource...  +++++ Did you know that being a cultural creative and a global citizen means you're one...
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Dec.09.2010
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN Seems like only yesterday my site and the online community around the Expat Harem anthology were"hothouse flowers blooming behind closed doors". Now expat+HAREM, the global niche is celebrating a full year of camaraderie among cultural creatives, globally mobile...
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Nov.16.2010
At expat+HAREM we like to think of crossroads as places of opportunity. But if you're female in the emerging world, puberty is the crux of a lifetime. A time and a place where you can change your fortune. Your family's health. Your community's future. Or, as you cross from childhood to womanhood...
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Aug.11.2010
Announcing HYBRID AMBASSADORS: a blog-ring project of Dialogue2010You met our multinational cultural innovators this spring in a roundtable discussion of hybrid life at expat+HAREM. Now in these interconnected blog posts they share reactions to a recent polarizing book promotion at the writing...
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May.27.2010
 According to the Tibetans, today is Buddha’s birthday. A prince with everything in the world, he set off on a quest to discover the truth of life. I’m remembering a mindfulness adventure I had this week, fifteen years ago: Bornean Buddha by A.Ashman  In Borneo, I felt bored and restless at a luxe...
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May.17.2010
I've always admired the rugged ability of certain adventurer-writers to appear masterful in the wider world. True or not, it’s easy to envision legendary expatriate authors like Karen Blixen and Ernest Hemingwaycrushing it in their overseas exploits. Satisfying wanderlust. Surviving exotic illness...
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May.15.2010
Glo· bal· niche, n.psychic solution to your global identity crisis[see expanded definition of a 'global niche'] Don't coin too many terms, a search-engine optimizer recently advised me. "No one’ll know what you're talking about, and those who might won't be able to find you on the Internet!...
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May.07.2010
Recently LocationIndependentProfessionals.com asked why we want to be location independent. "Whatever you're looking for you can find where you are." It's simply not true. We can get what we want and need where we are -- but not with a local solution. Try a psychic one. Take this week's...
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Apr.24.2010
Matador network recently published  "what not to do in Istanbul." Suggestions to avoid crowds, tourist traps, deal with time constraints and low budgets, partake in local customs. It can be an overwhelming city and a list of what not to do is very helpful. After seven years in this...
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