Scots and risky: exploring a daredevil heritage

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Risk-taking is in the blood of this Scot-American woman: bear wrestlers, sword swallowers. What role does risk play in the way you experience the world?

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Presented in Istanbul: tiptoeing through the taboos

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Meeting my future Turkish in-laws, behavior speaks louder than words and appearing eager to belly dance is dangerous for a daughter-in-law with a Russian name.

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Travel as way of life: when traveling nature finds its full expression

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Travel used to be a special occasion. Then I became an expat and a global business traveler — the full expression of my traveler nature?

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Strategic love: the embassy of intercultural marriage

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If marriage is the smallest unit of a community, then cross-cultural couples are ambassadors, peace-makers, and change-agents.

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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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French ladies: how my sister and I stopped fighting by becoming foreign women

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Two West Coasters overcome their sibling rivalry — in a town of hippies, yippies and Beatniks — by channeling Continental ladies of leisure.

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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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Cultural jet lag: the effect of occupying multiple personas

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“Iranian by birth, French by citizenship and American by residence” is how my grandfather encapsulated 10-year old me. What does that make my daughter?

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Same river, never twice: realities and atmospheres expats miss

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What do you miss most about your home country? The solid reality of family and places — or an atmosphere long since vanished?

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