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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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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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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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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No ethnic joke: developing an international sense of humor

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An American integrates into all facets of Israeli life. Except for one thing — the humor. Funny is cultural.

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Monster brawl: when Gagaism meets totalitarianism

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Lady Gaga urged the Czech audience to get up and dance on the 21st anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. But totalitarianism lives on in Prague.

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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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Signs and signifiers of sea-change: teaparties and turbans

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What are the cultural tolerance signs in your neighborhood and what change do they point to?

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Creatives surviving & thriving abroad: lowering barriers and raising your game

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Technology and the times both lower the barrier for writers abroad, and raise our game. Now we’re producers, directors, engineers of content.

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