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6 Professional Tips for Taking Great Smartphone Photos

Oops! Missed that once in a lifetime moment on camera? Out of focus or out of frame? Betcha you thought taking photos on your smartphone was supposed to be a no-brainer. It is but taking GOOD photos needs some knowledge of what your mobile phone can do for you. Professional photographer Alexis Duclos shares his best tips for taking great photos on your smartphone.
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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.
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Get Smart! 5 Tips on How to Live and Work with the French

Are you an expat trying to figure out the intricacies of living and working in France? The French are not as complicated as you think when you're armed with these tips...
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How to House Swap Abroad with a Simple E-mail

I’ve always wanted my children to be more familiar with their American culture... So, I did what any red-blooded Pittsburgh-born mother of three Frenchies would do: I waged a year-long campaign with my husband to live in the U.S. for one year.
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Don’t Let Rude French People Spoil Your Day

The French, with their dazzling history, can behave vis-à-vis everyone as if they know everything about everything! Etiquette coach Marie de Tilly shares insights on French attitude and tips on how to deal with rude French people.
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Are You Overpaying Your Rent in Paris?

You’re home hunting for a rental and your scam alert is on. I don’t blame you. Paris rents are high enough so who wants extra trouble or expenses? Here's some expert advice on who to trust and what to look out for to help you make sensible decisions!
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How to Get Everyone in the House to Clean Up the Mess!

Struggling to get everyone at home to clean up - including yourself? Try these fun, effective tips from a Parisian home organizer to make life easier.
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5 Amazing Apps to Help Keep You Organized

Women on the go are multitaskers and appreciate all the help they can get to organize their busy lives. In today’s world, apps can make a big difference in gathering information, facilitating jobs and saving time. There are hundreds of new apps appearing on the market today. Which to choose and how to use? INSPIRELLE helps our readers download with our 5 top smart app picks.
French dinner party

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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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?