Parents of the Third Culture: where to retire, when all the world is home?

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Quandary my globe-trotting American mother is now facing, along with former global civil servants, foreign service members and longtime expats: Third Culture retirement.

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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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Stranger in your own land: when globalization is a survival tactic

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Most expats are lucky to be identity adventurers by choice. What happens when you’re born a stranger to your nation?

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Out of the box: the lure of the wider world

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For nineteen years Elizabeth Briel was locked in a metaphorical box — first by others, and later by herself – unable to see an alternative to what surrounded her.

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No-divorce expat: a mixed identity becomes permanent

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Being a foreigner in Mexico and Turkey I had a heightened sense that was a participant in my own life. That didn’t change when I returned to the US.

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expat+HAREM becomes an archive

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expat+HAREM is now an evergreen neoculture discussion archive. GlobalNiche.net is our new, hands-on life-work initiative to put into practice expat+HAREM theories. Join us there!

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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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Get creative about your place in the world: how to operate on a micro-yet-global level with a global niche

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Suspended between multiple worlds — challenged in your pursuits and interests by culture, geography, language or time zone? Welcome to the GlobalNiche club, where our situation mismatch is our secret weapon.

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Essentials to living an expansive life: what we hold on to

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Remaining fluent, despite language barriers. Remembering the strength we’ve shown. Freedom to live on our own terms. The ability to integrate other cultures.

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