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Great (avatar) expectations: who decides our best look?

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What do portraits (and self-portraits) demand of us? Which version of yourself do you want to show the world today, and why?

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Shophouse talk: architecture as a reflection of a place, its history and people

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Penang’s shophouses embodied the equatorial island’s melange of cultures and its exotic mercantile history. How does architecture influence your understanding of a place, its people and history?

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Debating what-not-to-do in Istanbul

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After seven years in this heavily visited megalopolis, I even the score on what not to do in Istanbul. Among the surprises: don’t drink the tea.

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Decomposing self: misplacing your most valuable expatriate possession

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Life abroad can test our sense of self. Realizing we’re part of an adventuress continuum can restore it.

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Identity messages: about expat+HAREM’s founder

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expat+HAREM, the global niche synthesizes numerous strands of my life’s work, experience and interests. The goal of this online community is to help 21st century global citizens achieve psychic location independence and connection to the many worlds you love to belong to.

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Evolution of a global niche: or, how to use an identity crisis to your advantage

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What comes after cultural disenfranchisement? After Expat Harem, the book? After expat+HAREM, the community site? A slideshow charting the evolution of a spin-off project, GlobalNicheGlobalniche.net

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Links of interest: awkward traveling, poised interculturalists, native people, and hopping places

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The Awkward Traveler, Istanbul’s hoppingest back alley, uncomfortable truths about your native people/politics, growing up with Native American history.

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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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