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4 of the Coolest Paris Concept Stores for Alternative Shopping

Want to spot fashion and style trends before they hit Main Street? Then hit some of these cutting edge Paris concept stores, where fashion is an experience.
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What It Means to Live in a State of Emergency Facing Terrorism

For expats whose jobs, spouses or dreams brought them to France, 2015 was a year when one could legitimately wonder whether the pleasures of life in this country were going to be compromised by the increasingly alarming trajectory of violence, and tension, which resulted from the attacks of January and November. The refrain of "they shall not win" could not eradicate a general feeling of unease felt by many Parisians, and not only expats, in the weeks after November 13.
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Book Excerpt – Five Flights Up: Sex, Love and Family, from Paris to Lyon

In her second book, "Five Flights Up", author and psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe writes candidly and touchingly about uprooting her life, again, for her husband's career. Here's a preview ...
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Man in the Kitchen: Sex and Swinging in a Modern Marriage

Sex and swinging are all the rage these days. But Our Man in the Kitchen says there's more than one way to add spice to a long-term relationship.
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Dominica’s Petit Journal: Asylum Seekers Cruise the Mediterranean and Storm the Borders

We are witnessing the largest refugee crisis since World War 2. Why are people leaving home, with no more than a backpack and a passport in a ziplock bag, to risk their lives at sea? And why should you care?
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Marathon Woman: 5 Energizing Tips to Keep You Motivated to Run

Does your running routine ever feel like a drag? Try these helpful tips to keep yourself motivated to run and make exercise fun.
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Gesret Method: Leap of Faith to Curing Asthma

As a parent of a child who suffers from the big trilogy – asthma, food allergies and eczema – I spend hours, days on end and nights trying to find non-medicinal solutions. I came across the Gesret Method, which claims to cure asthma, allergies, eczema and psoriasis. After exhausting my research, I decided to bring my son for a session with a wish to cure his asthma.
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The Motherhood Diaries: Facing Unwanted Advice or Worse, Scolding

The usually reserved French love to tell new mothers what to do. Motherhood diarist Joanne Archibald offers helpful strategies when facing unwanted advice.

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