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Bastille Day in Paris

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!
entrepreneurship

How to Cure the Loneliness of Entrepreneurship

After having left my job in a busy corporate environment, I started my copywriting business in Paris and decided to go it alone. I‘d gone from a busy social day, to having nobody buy myself to talk to. That’s right – I’d started talking to myself. Times were rough.
Internet Age Limit

Internet Age Restrictions: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

At what age is it safe to let your kids use social media? You can say NO — and, for things with age restrictions, here's why you really should.
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Reinventing Yourself: Baby Steps Can Bring Butterfly Effect Results

We’ve all read enough self-help books to get tired of the S.M.A.R.T goals setting formula. Yes, specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely are all important, only they are not enough! It’s not BIG goals you should be after, It’s the small habits that will hit you the jackpot.
nanny

15 Important Things to Know Before Becoming or Hiring a Nanny

Are you thinking of becoming an au pair or nanny as a way of traveling to France or finding work? Or are you an employer seriously looking for that special someone to take care of your most valuable possessions: your children? Here are some things both sides should discuss before the deal is done.

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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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...
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5 of the Best Public Courses Where You Can Learn to Play Golf in Paris

You’ve been thinking about it for quite some time: GOLF. Do you, can you, swing a club and hit a tiny ball across a big lawn? You won’t know till you try. Signing up for a golf lesson is the best way to learn how to play.
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Work Life Balance: Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First!

Expat women have a crazy amount of balls juggling in the air. It’s not a bad thing, really. My schedule is crazy and every time I keep it balanced, I give myself a huge pat on the back. But, trivia time: What happens when you worry about getting the oxygen mask on someone else before yourself?

Why It’s Important for Women to Own Their Money Identity

So, what does your Money Identity have to do with Paris? Well, understanding it will help you enjoy your expat life in Paris to the fullest. If you had to uproot your career to move to Paris, you have probably been wondering, "Now what?" What’s next for me in the City of Lights, money wise? Maybe you are living on your spouse’s income, or your savings, or some temporary jobs, but the point is most likely you are not on your “normal career track” at the moment.