Death at a distance: finding solace abroad

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When you live a global life, how do you cope with death-at-a-distance?

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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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Expat vs. exile: why do we wander?

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The editor of Matador Life contrasts the urge to keep moving with the condition of exile.

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Dress like a local: taking on the idiosyncracies of style

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Israel’s finely delineated cultural dress code requires an American transplant — who dresses for comfort — to retool her style.

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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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Flowering: when we put theory into practice

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Playful travel buzzwords, the logistics of expat women, and a new global culture magazine in the style of Hemingway.

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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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Great White People Book Club: stumbling on our false cosmopolitanism

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Global thinkers must navigate and find a way to bridge worlds that might make only a sinister kind of sense.

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