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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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Tech Tips: Choosing the Best System to Build your Own Website

Just a few years ago, building your own website was a highly technical matter. These days, there are numerous systems that make building your own website a breeze, even if you have no technical knowledge whatsoever.

Can I Afford to Retire Comfortably in France or Anywhere Abroad?

Finance expert Justine Trueman offers tips to help you figure out where and when you can afford to retire without losing your quality of life.
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From Apéro to Trou Normand: an Essential Guide to French Drinking Vocabulary

Here's an essential guide to French drinking vocabulary to help you improve your knowledge of the French language and culture!

Minecraft: An Epic Cheat Sheet for Parents

If you are the parent of a child aged 5-17, you have undoubtedly heard of Minecraft. The phrase ‘heard of,’ in most cases being a euphemism for ‘struggled with.’ If left unmonitored, your child would pretty much play this video game non-stop and would use seemingly nonsensical phrases that you may have trouble decrypting.

5 Valuable Tech Tips to Create Your Own Website The Easy Way

These days, creating your own website is a far cry from how it used to be. Alannah Moore's new book "Create Your Own Website The Easy Way" is your guide to taking the DIY path, and it's full of inspiring examples, resources and tips to help you create your own brilliantly professional-looking website.
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French Lingerie: The Art of Fitting a Bra Properly

Find out how a bra that fits properly can empower women of all beautiful shapes and ages from the founder of Pink Bra Toss and author of "Paris Undressed: The Secrets of French Lingerie"...
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American Mom in Paris: Cracking the French Healthcare System

How does the French Healthcare system work? What did my husband and I learn about our health coverage when we had to resolve our older daughter's hearing issues? We learned A LOT about how to ensure our family is covered when faced with any health concern.
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Try a Financial Detox to Empower Yourself in the New Year

The New Year is the perfect time to try a financial detox – a chance to pare down and learn you can be happy living on less.
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Join in the Bastille Day Fun With These French Phrases

Vive la France! If you love street parties, July 14th is French National Day (fête nationale), commonly known as Bastille Day in English-speaking countries. It's the mother of all holidays here, so here's some vocabulary to help you get into the spirit!