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Life Under Quarantine for a Bi-Cultural Student

A half-French, half-American student reflects on the evolution of the Coronavirus quarantine and how it has altered her life in the space of a few weeks.
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Paris Attacks: A French Police Officer’s View

In the aftermath of the recent attacks on Paris, Christophe Gadenne, a former French police officer and currently a security consultant, shares some insights into the battle against criminals from the perspective of local law enforcement officers.
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What Happened on a Design Student’s Quest to Help a Refugee Camp

For the first few hours in the camp, I was scoping out potential design related modifications to make the refugees’ stay more… adequate? I had come expecting to experience a eureka moment: “I’m going to make this camp so much better, good Design will solve the refugee crisis!”. Boy was I wrong.
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Deliciously Easy Pantry Meals for Surviving Quarantine

Chef and food blogger Molly Pisula shares tips and tricks to make the most of your shopping and pantry meals while responsibly social distancing.
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Paris Lockdown: The Kindness of Strangers

Are you bored and lonely stuck inside during lockdown? An American expat in Paris shares her story of how an act of kindness is helping her get through a difficult time.
1 Heart 1 Tree

Plant a Tree This Christmas as a Gift to Future Generations

1 Heart 1 Tree. Find it in your heart to plant one tree and watch it grow over the next three years in a reforestation program in the Amazon forest, Asia or Africa. Plant a tree for yourself, your friends and family as a gesture of love for future generations to come.
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How to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Paris

Join the global campaign for breast cancer awareness by participating in one of these many activities happening around Octobre Rose 2020 in Paris!
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Utopian Mob Hotel Welcomes Paris Community and Refugees for the Holidays

Discover a new eco-friendly, ethically responsible hotel that’s becoming a hub for meaningful exchanges and unique experiences
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Connecting Women Around the World Through Meditation

A wellness coach in Paris bonds women around the world in meditation to share in the present moment and alleviate the stress of confinement.
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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...