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5 Lessons in French Etiquette and Why Manners Count

Business etiquette and French savoir-vivre coach Marie de Tilly explains how mastering good manners can make all the difference in fitting into French society.
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Book Excerpt – Five Flights Up: Sex, Love and Family, from Paris to Lyon

In her second book, "Five Flights Up", author and psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe writes candidly and touchingly about uprooting her life, again, for her husband's career. Here's a preview ...
Spirtitual quest

A Spiritual Quest for Meaning in Life

What does it mean to be "spiritual"? For the past 30 years, I was and am searching for transcendence, multidimensionality, whatever you want to call it: to have an answer to that eternal question : ”is that all there is?” and if not, then, what else is there?
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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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Bipolarfly Effect: Confronting Mental Illness With Brutal Honesty

After coming to terms with her own mental health issues, fashion blogger Kirsti Alexandra Reid decided to publish a novella that recounts her journey of discovery, acceptance and treatment of her bipolar disorder.
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PAD Paris 2016: Celebrating l’Art de Vivre and the Art of the Collector

As PAD Paris (Pavillon of Art and Design) celebrates its 20th anniversary, a collectible design expert at Artecase gives us the highlights of the crème de la crème of the city's design fairs.
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NY Rocker Creates Music For Petit Paris Punks

Wildly creative American musician Dana Boulé recounts her journey from thrashing around the New York club scene to creating music for Petit Punks in Paris.
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How My Foreign Taste Buds Learned to Love French Food

After a year in France, a Mexican foodie makes the transition from tortillas to baguettes and learns to love French food.
Paris art & culture

Paris Arts & Culture: 14 Top Picks for Fall-Winter 2017-2018

The new Paris art & culture season is packed with must-see exhibits, from rare retrospectives to visiting collections to new ways of looking at old friends.
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Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino Opens Up About “The Only Street in Paris”

Elaine Sciolino’s latest bestseller about her French neighborhood street, la rue des Martyrs, is already rumored to become the favorite in this year’s list of best Paris books. Sciolino has lovingly, brilliantly and thoroughly written about la rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissment of Paris, which for the author is “The Only Street in Paris”.