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Expat Women in Paris Wade into the Heart of the Jungle to Help Refugees

For the past few months, a small group of women have been driving from Paris to northern France and Germany with carloads filled with blankets, clothing and food. They leave the comfort of their own homes behind in search of broken families in need of immediate assistance. INSPIRELLE spoke with Kelly, Reema and Carina after their latest road trip to northern France, where refugee children and adults are struggling in dire, freezing conditions.
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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...

Marathon Woman: 5 Parisian Races to Run in 2016

If you’re looking to become more active this year or maybe shave off some of that stubborn holiday weight, consider signing up for a race to help motivate you to get out running on a regular basis. Paris is host to dozens of great races throughout the year, and here are some of my favorites to get you started.
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Man in the Kitchen: A Symbol of Peace and Friendship

As I write this with Paris on my mind, I am staring at a view of the San Bernardino Mountains from the desert in eastern California. Christmas lights ring the palm trees on El Paseo. The holidays are in the air. At a time when suspicion reigns supreme I wonder what good tidings could I possibly bring? This of course led me to think about salmon.
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Paris Plunge: 5 Things I Learned When I Moved to Paris

I've learned a lot in a short time here in France. And not just about France, either. I’ve learned about myself, what kind of strength and resolve I might have even when I can’t see it, about my friends and family, and about risks being worth it even if they’re scary.

Child Bullying: How to Help Your Child Stand Up for Himself

Your emotions run high: you’ve just discovered that your child is bullied, anger or fear are rising and you want to take action right now! Not so fast....First, find out why & how YOU can empower your child to fight back the bully.
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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.
Man in the Kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Feed Your Marriage

Routine is the enemy of romance; fear, the dividing line between meal and feast. The answer is only as limited as your imagination. It’s never too early for that first Pernod. Unpack the groceries. Put on some nice music. And experiment the afternoon away in a cramped kitchen with a sharp knife and a hot stove. The results can be tasty, if not an awful lot more.
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Teen Coach: Stupid is as Stupid Does

Dear readers, how many of you have a vision of how you would like your teen to be? If your teen is lucky, you ditched that vision somewhere in primary school.
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Hub Culture Paris Pavilion Opens for COP 21

The Hub Culture Paris Pavilion at COP21 brings together leaders from the global climate community to work on solutions and innovation for a better planet from 28 November - 20 December.