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Questions About America I'm Always Asked While Abroad

Thrillist | Posted 12.24.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

I moved from the US to Spain about a year ago to teach English. When I tell anyone I'm from the US, they invariably have questions. Some are simply curious, while others are outright offensive. But people always have questions.

Exile's Return to American Health Care

Beth Arnold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Beth Arnold

As someone who has lived where getting health care isn't a nightmare, I know that what the Republicans and tea party really fear is that Americans are going to discover how wonderful it is.

Americans In London: The Expat Experience On Travel With Kate (WATCH)

Posted 10.03.2013 | MarloThomas

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live abroad? My niece, travel journalist Kate Thomas, traveled to London and spoke with members of the...

9/11: An Expat's View

Jason Van Boom | Posted 11.18.2012 | New York
Jason Van Boom

On this September 11, I am sitting in the third floor of Tartu's central public library. I see the passing streams of cars. Beyond the rows of tall oak, standing like palace guards at attention, marking the entrance to a parkway lining the western bank of the Emajõe River.

An American's Search For London's 'Personal Bubble'

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

You're having 'one of those days'. Soaking wet from a windy rain. You have an asthma attack whilst chasing a bus. Its doors close in your face, the driver grins wickedly and peels out.

My Unlikely Journey from Journalist to Chinese Rockstar to Voice Actor

Alan Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alan Paul

If you want to get to know your book, read it out loud. This is a simple lesson I learned recording the audio book of Big In China.

Being Jewish In China And Discovering What Really Matters

Alan Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Paul

The familiar melodies and rhythms pulled me in and offered a profound sense of relief and comfort; they were a safe harbor in a world turned upside down.

GlobalPost: Mexico's Illegal Immigrants Hail Mostly From U.S.

GlobalPost | Meghan Collins Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- It may be the dream of some college seniors to spend a year post-graduation working "under the table" serving pints in some glo...

Chinese Companies 'Renting' White People

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

To some, it's known as "White Guy Window Dressing." Others call it "The Token White Guy Gig" or even a "Face Job." These are terms used to describe a...