Inside outsider: no way to fit in when you stand out

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When a longtime expat in Prague takes a photo course she cannot pretend to be Czech — and gains respect for the tourists which throng her city’s streets.

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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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Expat women confessions: I paint in the nude

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An erotica artist shares her expat coping mechanism and asks if we’ve made passionate existence the heart of our life abroad. Review of Expat Women Confessions, the new book from ExpatWomen.com.

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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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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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Decomposing self: misplacing your most valuable expatriate possession

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Life abroad can test our sense of self. Realizing we’re part of an adventuress continuum can restore it.

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Questioning stable life: a rolling stone gathers confusing new moss

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The more a stable home life demands of this Third Culture Kid, the more she seeks out foreign interests and activities.

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Floating and free-falling: inner transitions supported by a foreign environment

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They say your shoes will eventually fit if you keep wearing them. This Japanese Third Culture Kid tried to live his life like that.

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Winter of our re-content: using nature’s downtime for self-invention

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Make stylish clothing for the Gypsy jet set, or feed the soul? A fashion designer redesigns herself with the help of a life coach.

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