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financial detox

Try a Financial Detox to Empower Yourself in the New Year

The New Year is the perfect time to try a financial detox – a chance to pare down and learn you can be happy living on less.

5 Valuable Tech Tips to Create Your Own Website The Easy Way

These days, creating your own website is a far cry from how it used to be. Alannah Moore's new book "Create Your Own Website The Easy Way" is your guide to taking the DIY path, and it's full of inspiring examples, resources and tips to help you create your own brilliantly professional-looking website.
Dealing with French Bureaucracy

French Bureaucracy: How to Tackle it With the Right Dossier

Before moving to France, my husband and I had heard horror stories of the French bureaucracy that would torture us on arrival. We encountered our first taste of it at the French Consulate in Los Angeles, then decided to figure out the rest once we got to Paris. I spent hours on the internet preparing for our move hoping to avoid some of the stress. Along the way, I discovered the dossier – an essential for navigating French bureaucracy.
pastry schools in paris

Dream Jobs: My Journey to Becoming a Pastry Chef in Paris

Growing up, the Cordon Bleu was the holy grail of cooking schools. It was the school that had been around for more than 120 years, where my hero, Julia Child, had gone before changing the face of American cooking in the1950s. I thought of it in awe – about the French chefs barking out orders, the smell of butter, and pans flying about.
Shapr

Shapr App Puts Professional Networking at Your Fingertips

Looking for a job, a business partner, a mentor, or someone to hire? A cross between Linked In and Tinder, Shapr makes it easier to connect to like-minded people near you!
barriers to success

Monster Under the Bed: Is Fear Standing in the Way of Your Success?

Understanding your fears, managing your fears, and being willing to push past them to new, exciting, and rewarding opportunities is what results in a life you can truly enjoy.

5 Expat Career Lessons I Learned from David Bowie

David Bowie was popular in the 70s because he was an original to that generation, and he stayed popular until his death because he remained a mystic to the modern crowd. His career changed radically throughout his life because staying current is crazy important. As an expat, you need to take a page from his book and embrace flexibility.
back to school

The Essential Parisian Back to School Survival Guide

C’est la rentrée! But, stay zen — INSPIRELLE's prepared this handy back-to-school survival guide to help make the rentrée season as stress-free as possible for you and your family!
kids money

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Importance of Money

Talking to kids about money doesn't need to be uncomfortable. Financial coach Yulin Lee offers practical advice to best prepare them for the future.
French insults

French Insults: What are they, how bad can they get and how to react?

Ever been insulted on the streets of Paris? These tips from a former police officer can help keep French insults from ruining your day.