Lost words: saying goodbye to mono-language

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Words collide where two languages meet. A writer finds her relationship to her native tongue has shifted, leaving blanks, holes, Turkish substitutes.

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The rebel you haven’t met: jumping your own rut

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When I travel, I choose to ignore the American tendency to hammer out every last travel detail before leaving home. Why go if there’s no room for adventure?

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Links of interest: wanderlistas and meanderthals in nomadtopia

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Looking at the latest labels for who we are, what we do and how we live.

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Links of interest: networked reality, the global zeitgeist, and a gathering of cultural chameleons

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Families in global transition get together. Now that our digital and physical worlds have meshed, how do we evolve? The problem of nailing universality when you’re too damn exotic.

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Buff culture: the shock of public nudity

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When an expat from America’s conservative “Bible Belt” moves to Europe she faces a liberal culture of nakedness.

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Colour me culture: the conflict of a celebrity cult

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Why is Martha Stewart unpopular in Europe? The question raises cultural hackles at a design blog run by an American in Germany.

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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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Senso unico: the shifts and stages of expatriatism

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A serial expat reflects on how her expatriatism has changed through place, and over time.

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With/out borders: the shape of your world

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Border disputes never made sense to me. Living all over the world gave me a free floating perception of the world.

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