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Where is Home When You Have Moved Your Family 20 Times?

Today marks my 20th house move in 25 years of moving globally. I’m working elbow-to-elbow with a sweaty moving crew who will compress nearly all my mortal belongings into one big orange container, wheel it off to the edge of this continent, shove it onto a ship, and let the wind pulse it toward the waiting horizon.
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COP 21 People Power: 10 Ways to Join the Climate Conversation

Want to join the climate conversations taking place during COP 21, which kicks off in Paris next week, but you're not a world leader? Here are 10 ways we average citizens in Paris and anywhere can and should get involved.
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The American Library in Paris: Great Books and So Much More

Paris has always attracted great writers. They come seeking inspiration and weave the city into the tapestry of their stories. But Paris is also a great city for readers. Even with the closing of some beloved bookstores, a rich literary community thrives here, and at its center lies the American Library in Paris, the largest English-language lending library on the European continent.
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How to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Paris

Breast cancer is the leading form of cancer amongst women around the world. But with early detection, the survival rate has increased phenomenally. Show your support for the global campaign for breast cancer awareness by participating in one of these many activities in Paris throughout October!
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Reflections from Paris

This week, as a shadow of darkness hangs over our beloved Paris, we have struggled to find the right words to share with you. So we reached out to our amazing contributors and friends, who have helped produce this special issue of INSPIRELLE...
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Making Music and Celebrating Life at the Fête de la Musique 2016

What better way to spend the longest day of the year than by making music late into the night? For the 35th edition of la Fête de la Musique in Paris, the theme is "Music is stronger than…", an uplifting appeal to unite as a community after a difficult year.
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Get Involved: Holiday Charities in Paris and Beyond

With Christmas approaching, why not spread the giving spirit beyond friends and family with contributions to these holiday charities?
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Don’t Shut Doors to Refugees Once We Open Them

Should we aid the growing millions of our displaced and distressed brothers and sisters? If so, how? Who, as winter encases this saga in ice, should generate the needed human heat that could save the exiled? And how can we keep our and others’ hearts from freezing over with fear or suspicion...
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Hopways Rolls Out Mom-Approved Taxi Service for Kids in Paris

HOPWAYS, a community car pool service created by three Paris moms, has just announced they have secured a community taxi service to drive your children to and from school and activities when parents are too busy or unable to drive.
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Plant a Tree This Christmas as a Gift to Future Generations

1 Heart 1 Tree. Find it in your heart to plant one tree and watch it grow over the next three years in a reforestation program in the Amazon forest, Asia or Africa. Plant a tree for yourself, your friends and family as a gesture of love for future generations to come.