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Hitch-hiking inheritances: the trust culture between strangers

What did hitch-hiking mean to your family and how did it affect your practices when you reached adulthood?

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Publishing and the digital world citizen

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I’ve got Web 3.0 plans for my second book not only because as a contemporary author abroad I must connect with readers and offer dynamic interaction with the material, but because as a digital citizen I can.

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The expat divide: digital world citizens bridge an opportunity gap

Expatriatism is often a life apart. So how does a writer abroad get up to speed and compete in her home market?

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Your tribe is the new segregation: integration may not be an improvement

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As we seek our global niche, we’re integrating across all sorts of out-moded boundaries. You could also say we’re segregating along the lines of our true selves.

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New year’s evolution: our metamorphosis chooses us

New year’s resolutions are often based on what we already know, yet surprising facets of ourselves are evoked by novel situations. Our metamorphosis chooses us. This is especially true in the blogosphere.

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French ladies: how my sister and I stopped fighting by becoming foreign women

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Two West Coasters overcome their sibling rivalry — in a town of hippies, yippies and Beatniks — by channeling Continental ladies of leisure.

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Social media as self actualization: how has it launched you?

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As social networking renders overseas professional women visible and relevant, it’s a powerful tool of self-actualization.

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Links of interest: wanderlistas and meanderthals in nomadtopia

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Looking at the latest labels for who we are, what we do and how we live.

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Reacting to taboo: how avoidance can make us complicit

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Taboo’s unintended cloaking effect: we banish from our thoughts the most unimaginable human acts, making us blind to them in our midst.

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Is that a pain cry? What we want to hear about death

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Can grief-illiterate Americans grieve in public — and out loud? Restricting who we talk to about death can cut us off from people unafraid to hear about it, perhaps those even able to console us.

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