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paris rent

Are You Overpaying Your Rent in Paris? (Part 2)

When you move to Paris, France, the first thing any newcomer tackles is how to find a place to call home. If you are unfamiliar with the French real estate market, how do you know whether you’re overpaying your Paris rent?
women-financial risk

How to Know if You’re Ready for Financial Risks

When you’re young and single that trip to Marrakesh sounds awesome, as do more aggressive mutual funds. Similarly, studies have shown that women take less risk once they have a family or even when they feel their decision will have a big impact on someone else, such as their team at work. Here's some expert advice to help you learn to you feel more comfortable with investing your money, depending on your personal situation.
summer in Paris

5 Essentials for Surviving a Hot Parisian Summer

With the Parisian summer finally here to stay, check out these top 5 products to keep you cool when the temperatures rise.

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?
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.
reinventing oneself

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.