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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Lowlights of an expat experience: bluest adventures captured on film

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Some people believe a photo steals the soul. What about a photo that captures a soul death?

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Expat type two: splitting the definition

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Some expats are more equal than others. What separates one type of expat from another is the temporariness of the challenges.

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Sickness and health: superstitions and strange diagnoses

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You can get a first-rate boob job in Moscow, but I’m still unclear where they sell vitamins.

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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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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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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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About this site: making the psychic limbo of global citizens a productive state

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Why do you need our help? Because liminal life is a bittersweet limbo — coming, going, never quite arriving. expat+HAREM embraces the unmoored and central reality of our globetrotting, multicultural, hybrid times.

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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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Authority abroad: what it takes to become your own expat icon

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Larger-than-life expat personalities seem in tune with far-flung surroundings, and able to produce their best work out of foreign atmospheres.

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