Inspire

Inspire
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So You Want to Start a Book Club…

The "rentrée" is a clever French word that describes back-to-school, back-to-work and the beginning of fall all in one. With kids and jobs returning to a regular schedule, it’s also the perfect time to start new projects. Like your very own book club.
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Why Teens Will Talk to This Woman Before Opening Up to Parents

Teens face both an exciting and a challenging time when growing up. More freedom and independence, combined with new choices and expectations can get pretty overwhelming. Often the last person a teen wants to talk to is a parent. Perhaps your teen will open up to a life coach.
French bashing: Air France manager's shirt ripped off

The Art of French Solidarity

"French-Bashing" is officially a phenomenon that the French press has been aware of for years. It seems that everyone the world over loves to scorn Gallic shrugs, allegedly rude waiters and politicians that have a sex life worthy of a bad soap opera. Maybe it's jealousy, maybe it's just a bit of fun, for Anglo-Saxons at least. But to focus on negative points is taking a rather narrow view, n'est ce pas?
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Feldenkrais: a Unique Movement Method That Can Transform Your Life

Want to transform the way your body moves? Are you suffering from chronic pain, or other physical limitations? Sophie Dingemans explains how a unique movement method called Feldenkrais can help.
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Marathon Woman: What To Do When You Really Can’t Run

Laura Moore loves running marathons and has racked up 23 races and medals since she started running. Here's what she did to stay in the spirit of a 10K race when bronchitis prevented her from running ...
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Two Fashion Stylists Compare Parisian Chic and New York Style

American closet guru Michelle Pozon and Parisian stylist Nathalie Moncorger have both seen that there are more layers to beauty than meets the eye. Join their conversation about beauty clichés and stereotypes which have become our beliefs, whether they are true or not.
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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 Provides Innovative Carpooling Solution for Parents in France

When one expat mom got together with two Parisian mothers to start a carpool for their children’s activities, they had no idea it would evolve into a successful community sharing venture called HOPWAYS. Now over 1,000 families in and around Paris use the online service to organize pools by car, foot and public transport to help parents keep up with all their children’s activities.
Candles lit in memory of the victims of Paris attacks.

Ways to Stay Calm During Turbulent Times

This busy holiday season is impacted by the turbulence of our times and the anxiety that naturally surrounds it. More than ever, each one of us needs to take time to decompress. Madeleine Czigler shares a few valuable tips on how to restore calm to our lives.
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Terrorist Train Attack Survivor Speaks About Her Life Today

Isabelle Risacher Moogalian is a bicultural coach whose life aboard a peniche on the Seine seemed idyllic with American-born husband Mark Moogalian, until they were victims of an attempted terrorist attack on a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris. Seconds after Mark wrenched the automatic weapon from the hands of the attacker he was shot in his back as he tried to get away.