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Meet Lean In's Big Sister -- She's All About 'Powership'

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 01.30.2015 | Books
Heidi Mulligan Walker

For me, its true power lies in reading between the lines about how the partnership framework can be applied both formally and informally across the corporate infrastructure. Women, and companies who want to hire and retain them, should take note, this book is a welcome game changer.

The Differences Between The U.S. And Italy From A Lover Of Both

Lisa Condie | Posted 01.28.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Cruising at 40,000+ feet above the Atlantic Ocean, I feel strangely at peace. Halfway between the two places I call home, I want to hover here for a while. It's the place where I don't feel torn, neither heading towards, nor leaving behind, the places and people I love.

9 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move To The Caribbean

Amanda Walkins | Posted 01.23.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean, surrounded by jungle-covered hills and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh fruit picked from the trees around your house -- But this might not really be the dream life for everyone.

What It's Like to Feel at Home Everywhere And Nowhere

Reem Kassis | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Around the holiday season, a common exchange between people living abroad ends in, "I'm going back 'home' for the holidays this year." Ironically, many of us who say this have been living in our new adopted countries for more years than our original ones. The notion of "home" remains fluid.

4 Ways Living Abroad Changes You... Forever

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

You might not realize it immediately but one day you'll see it for what it is. You grew, evolved and moved on. You faced setbacks and dealt with them on your own. You overcame obstacles, beat back the naysayers and you have the scars to prove it.

Expat, Her Third Culture Children and Holiday Traditions

Maria Lombard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Maria Lombard

Last year during the holidays, my triplets, Isaac, Daniel and Sophia were just coming home from the neonatal unit in America. Now in Qatar, where I teach at an American university, I want the holiday season to be as American as it can be.

Top 5 Safety Tips for the Solo Female Expat

Amanda Walkins | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Solo female travelers have a plethora of information and advice available to them through a simple online search. But what about those single ladies looking to move somewhere new rather than simply passing through?

7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Amanda Walkins | Posted 01.29.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you aren't currently basking in tropical sunshine like me, allow me to impart some of my newfound wisdom.

Why I Stopped Defining Someone Else's Version of Success

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 01.02.2015 | Business
Russell V. J. Ward

I choose success defined on my own terms, where I determine what's valuable to me, certain that I'm headed on the right journey, in control and doing what I love most.

5 Amazing Cities for Raising a Family (and They Aren't Where You Think)

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

You've always imagined, even as a teenager, that most of your days would be spent commuting from the aforementioned suburban paradise to your workplace, so that you could just to come back home and do it all over again the next day.

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

Saying Goodbye to Your Country

Stephen Grant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
Stephen Grant

When we bought the flight tickets that's when the reality set in. While I am thrilled to begin a new life, in a new country, and explore my partner's culture even deeper, I am starting to realize all of the things I will miss. I have been here my whole life.

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.

Married? 5 Reasons Why You Should Move Abroad

Sara Harari | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weddings
Sara Harari

One year ago, for no apparent reason, my husband and I decided to move from Manhattan to Beijing. When we told our friends and family, everyone had the same reaction -- a blank stare and two simple words, "But, WHY?"

10 Of The Best Places To Live Abroad

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

Most of us have a deep, sneaking dream to just quit everything and go abroad. And if you're going to make the scene change permanent, Switzerland ...

Six Surprises About German Life (Including the Baths)

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Lisa Xia

With that in mind, and in celebration of the funny and awkward, the following are my top observations and surprises about living in Germany.

The Umbrella Movement Belongs to Everyone Who Calls Hong Kong Home

Aneri Shah | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Aneri Shah

The ongoing pro-democracy protests mark a new era for Hong Kong, one where locals, expatriates and those of us in between are uniting to fight for a greater cause.

What's Driving Americans Out of the Country?

Ella Jameson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money
Ella Jameson

While leaving the U.S. may never be an issue of economic survival, the new economic climate is making it a much more tempting option than ever before.

At Home in the Airport: Lessons On Belonging From an Acclaimed Global Writer

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
 Camalo Gaskin

Author Brittani Sonnenberg has received high acclaim globally, including The New York Times Books Editors' Choice, for her new novel Home Leave. In it she masterfully narrates the layers of stories, anxieties, and familiarities that seep in and out of the heads of women and their family members who embody this itinerant lifestyle.

Why Won't Western Women Date Chinese Men?

Jocelyn Eikenburg | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Jocelyn Eikenburg

When I think about how a racist caricature from Hollywood gets tossed around among expats as a symbol of Chinese men -- and Westerners from around the world harbor consistently negative views of Chinese men -- I realize there's a dark side to this whole discussion.

The Expat 'Go-Bag': Why You Might Want One

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

No matter where you live, emergency preparedness is important. And it's doubly important when you live in a foreign country where you may not speak the language or be aware of where to go or what to do.

Want To Retire Overseas? Here Are 11 Tips To Help You Adapt

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If there is one thing we know, no matter the country we expats live in, we will never be 'locals.' We can get legal residence status and even become full-fledged second-passport carrying citizens of any of these countries if we so choose... but we will never ever be Mexican or Ecuadorian or Nicaraguan or Costa Rican or Panamanian...

Why This Place South Of The Border May Be The World's Best Retirement Spot

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Costa Rica, often dubbed the 'happiest place on earth,' has long beckoned expats from North America and elsewhere who long for a more laidback lifestyle and warm tropical breezes.

5 Reasons to Move to Sydney -- Or at Least Visit Before Tearing Yourself Away (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I bought a one-way ticket to a city I'd never been to. Actually, I didn't even know anyone who had been to Sydney. Here's why I moved to Sydney, over other destinations for my expat experience.

The Expat Adventure: Entrepreneurs' Lessons Learned From Year One In the U.S.

PJ Bouten | Posted 07.25.2014 | Small Business
PJ Bouten

For entrepreneurs preparing to venture into the U.S., here are valuable and unexpected lessons we learned in year one.