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financial advice for women

Mind Your Money: Wake-Up Calls for Expat Women

Moving to a different country means a lot of things. It means a new environment, potentially a new language, and new routines. It can also mean a very different financial picture and arrangement for the family. How can we handle these changes, which can potentially have a long-term impact on the family's overall financial well-being and retirement planning?

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.
running races in France

Everything You Need to Know to Register for Races in France

I ran my first French race less than two weeks after moving to Paris. I didn’t speak a word of French and I didn’t know any fellow runners, but I knew that participating in a local race would help me feel at home in this new city.
pastry schools in paris

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

Dreaming of becoming a French pastry chef? Molly Wilkinson shares the story of how she left the US to pursue her passion in France.
smartphone photos

6 Professional Tips for Taking Great Smartphone Photos

Oops! Missed that once in a lifetime moment on camera? Out of focus or out of frame? Betcha you thought taking photos on your smartphone was supposed to be a no-brainer. It is but taking GOOD photos needs some knowledge of what your mobile phone can do for you. Professional photographer Alexis Duclos shares his best tips for taking great photos on your smartphone.
entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship: Essential Questions to Ask Before You Jump

So you want to take the leap and start your own business? Here are some essential things to consider before deciding if entrepreneurship is for you.
teens online

Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Teens (Part 3)

Parents of teens are in the forefront of digital parenting challenges as they live with young people who have grown up in a digital world, who seem fearless as they navigate the digital highway and who display mindboggling ease with swiping, tapping and switching screens. What are they up to online, and what should parents be concerned about?
rude French people

Don’t Let Rude French People Spoil Your Day

The French, with their dazzling history, can behave vis-à-vis everyone as if they know everything about everything! Etiquette coach Marie de Tilly shares insights on French attitude and tips on how to deal with rude French people.
health apps

5 Great Health and Fitness Apps

Here are five great mobile apps designed to help encourage you to lead a healthy and active life.
build your own website

Tech Tips: Choosing the Best System to Build your Own Website

Just a few years ago, building your own website was a highly technical matter. These days, there are numerous systems that make building your own website a breeze, even if you have no technical knowledge whatsoever.