Psychic location independence: optimizing life in spite of where you are

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Most of us cannot go somewhere on the ground where all our people and our perfect lifestyle exist. We must find that psychically — call it our “global niche”.

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No 40 years of friendship: the mass market distorts traditional hospitality

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Tourists in Istanbul’s shopping Mecca have been so traumatized they can no longer distinguish an invitation from an inquisition.

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Kate England finds her global niche

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A digital desktop and icon designer shares how she draws on her multidisciplinary interests and mixed cultural background to serve a global clientele. A Turquoise Poppy interview.

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Floating and free-falling: inner transitions supported by a foreign environment

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They say your shoes will eventually fit if you keep wearing them. This Japanese Third Culture Kid tried to live his life like that.

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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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Virtual reality: meshing our networked lives

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Chatting with an Internet media theorist and online psychotherapist whose interests include ‘mixed reality’, globalization and cultural theory.

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The shelfless: expat books ‘don’t exist’

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Unsupported by the book publishing establishment, this expat publisher pushed her business idea aside for fifteen years.

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The new global laborers: when economics fuels a middle class migration

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How can it be more economically viable to stay abroad than move back to our passport country, asks an American global nomad in Europe.

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The customer is sometimes wrong: the trouble with globalized markets

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Buy locally, think globally is a concept still tough to grasp. I’d rather wait to sell mine to someone who cares about supporting the local makers.

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