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6 Steps to Wean Your Children (and You) from Digital Toys after the Summer

Over summer your family probably spent more time connected than they usually spend during the school year. But there is no reason to panic or to feel guilty. You can transition back to school and back to work in a painless manner with a digital detox!
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French Bureaucracy: How to Tackle it With the Right Dossier

Before moving to France, my husband and I had heard horror stories of the French bureaucracy that would torture us on arrival. We encountered our first taste of it at the French Consulate in Los Angeles, then decided to figure out the rest once we got to Paris. I spent hours on the internet preparing for our move hoping to avoid some of the stress. Along the way, I discovered the dossier – an essential for navigating French bureaucracy.
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Top 5 Essential Tips to Capturing the Best Views of Paris

To help you capture Paris like a pro, photographer Brandie Raasch says to think outside of the box for the best views of the city's iconic sites.
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Why and How Women Can Stamp Out Money Worries Now

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a stay at home mom or starting a career, it's better to deal with your money worries before a crisis hits. Here's how...

How to Cope With Depression after a Big Move

Depression can follow a big move, even to a wonderful city like Paris. How can you recognize the signs and what can you do about it?
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How to Survive Your First French Dinner Party

When the French invite you to dinner in their home for the first time, it can feel like passing an entrance exam. French etiquette coach Marie de Tilly gives her sage advice on how to make sure you make the best first impression.
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5 Great Health and Fitness Apps

Here are five great mobile apps designed to help encourage you to lead a healthy and active life.
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Tech Tips: How to Plan Your New Website or Blog

Once you identify the aim of your website, you need to then get as clear as possible about your website content and the “look” of the site you’re going to create before you begin. You should enjoy the adventure of sifting through websites and finding your true voice and your true look.
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Career Advice: Launching a Business Idea is Like Preparing a Perfect Meal

Developing a business idea is a lot like cooking - for best results, pick the right ingredients, showcase your skills and respond to the consumer's needs.
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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.