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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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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Decolonize your inner world: Amna Ahmad shows how to gain sovereignty of your hybrid life

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Throwing off the colonizing force we call culture…authentic living lessons from The Pragmatic Hybrid’s Amna Ahmad.

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Disposable liaisons of the traveling class: the questionable cultural exports of sexpats and sex pilgrims

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Hot-and-bothered globetrotters….which cultural product are sex tourists exporting?

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Passion plays: defending our identity and a future that looks like us

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Most of us would agree that passion fuels our aims better than discipline or elbow grease alone. Passion’s dark side — anger — may be the best defense of our identity, and a future that looks like us.

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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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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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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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My foreign body: geocharacteristics of a population

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Do warm places make warmer people? How has your body changed in adapting to a foreign climate?

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