Creative self-enterprise: life is a work in progress

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The quest to achieve our best situation (both micro and macro, that’s our global niche!) — as the creative entrepreneurship of self. Suggestions from career renegades, zen habitues, and life hackers.

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Finding timelessness: a multitasking queen hits the pause button

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A Californian’s perception of time changed when she changed cultures.

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Links of interest: awkward traveling, poised interculturalists, native people, and hopping places

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The Awkward Traveler, Istanbul’s hoppingest back alley, uncomfortable truths about your native people/politics, growing up with Native American history.

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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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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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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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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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Thanksgiving with Mary Jane: spirit of the season(ing)

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When you’re a teenager there are a million places you’d rather be than at a family gathering. However when I was fifteen, Thanksgiving with my relatives was the best turkey day I’ve ever celebrated. My anti-establishment father put marijuana in the stuffing. What’s your countercultural recipe for family harmony?

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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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