My global niche: an interview with Today’s Zaman newspaper

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For a series on expat success stories in a national English-language newspaper, I tell Brooks Emerson how a sense of place has inspired my sense of self.

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Get creative about your place in the world: how to operate on a micro-yet-global level with a global niche

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Suspended between multiple worlds — challenged in your pursuits and interests by culture, geography, language or time zone? Welcome to the GlobalNiche club, where our situation mismatch is our secret weapon.

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Parents of the Third Culture: where to retire, when all the world is home?

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Quandary my globe-trotting American mother is now facing, along with former global civil servants, foreign service members and longtime expats: Third Culture retirement.

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Gender bending with James Chartrand

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James Chartrand is head of the web design and copywriting outfit Men With Pens — and he’s a woman.

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Getting global derrieres in gear: skills and tools

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The world’s widest web is a natural place for global citizens to test and actualize ideas, build community, and even create an unbounded livelihood as entrepreneurs. Tools and support to get you there.

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Writing to save your life: defining moments become your story

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When a stamp in her passport reads “Wife not permitted to work”, writing saves the sanity and career of a serial expat

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How *not* to write your life story

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These seven life-writing don’ts can be a waste of time and talent, and often destroy a good expat writer’s confidence.

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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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Remix culture: cross-pollinating with our pluralism

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Where we come from counts, and by bringing what we uniquely have to offer, we cross-pollinate the culture.

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Custom creative: the making of an authentic indie life

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To live authentically individual lives we need to embrace the parts of ourselves that don’t fit anywhere. Web tools, techniques and technology for cultural creatives and mobile progressives.

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