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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Writing to save your life: defining moments become your story

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When a stamp in her passport reads “Wife not permitted to work”, writing saves the sanity and career of a serial expat

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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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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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Rude honesty: when politeness is cultural

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Who’s to say if Dutch directness is rude, or honest, and if British and American sugar coating is politeness or lying?

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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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Most affecting: 1 year later

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We’re celebrating a full year of camaraderie among cultural creatives, globally mobile progressives, and explorers of identity.

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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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Running from the pack: avoiding homogeneity on the road

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Here’s my idea of travel torture: Sabotaging a holiday by overpaying someone to impose an itinerary on me.

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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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