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Man in the Kitchen: A Well-Seasoned Proposal

It is the month of resolutions. If we cannot change the world, what might we do to improve ourselves? I aim to write a few more hours a day because I am at one with unfulfilled dreams. To write is to be hungry and that is a condition The Man in the Kitchen relishes.
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Man in the Kitchen: Being a Guy in the New Women’s Order

Husband and father Ken Carlton describes his admiration and solidarity for the new women's order leading the charge for equality and respect.
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Man in the Kitchen: Can Parallel Lives Run on the Same Track?

How do two people living under one marriage make emotional ends meet when their careers operate on such separate tracks? And, does whipping up a decent risotto equal support?
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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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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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Man in the Kitchen: When Your Kids Leave the Nest

A father contemplates his future empty nest and recalls the home-cooked meals that fed his precious boys and fuels their shared memories.
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Man in the Kitchen: Short Order Cook in a Commuter Marriage

Ken Carlton shares his first in a series of ruminations on food and life ...
cooking for your children

Man in the Kitchen: When You Cook for Your Kids, Who’s Feeding Who?

While keeping food on the table has long been a litmus test of sound parenting, at a deeper level I believe cooking for your children is the ultimate nourishment for your soul.
Tourists, Paris Safety Tips

Security Expert’s Top 5 Paris Safety Tips for Women

Paris is one the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Yet nothing can dampen a holiday more than being pick pocketed or falling victim to a local tourist scam. INSPIRELLE has found a sharp security expert who has made it his sole mission to keep you safe in the City of Lights.
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Man in the Kitchen: Are Smartphones Killing Conversation?

The presidential election. Mom’s new boyfriend. Summer camp. Can we go to France this summer? Can I please have some more pasta??? These are snippets from last night’s dinner conversation with my two children. Human interaction delivered in person. Not an electronic device in sight! Why?