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Arbitres Sans Frontieres: The Glass Ceiling for NHL Francophone Officials

Paul Stewart | Posted 11.19.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

For American and Francophone officials in the NHL, there is still very much a glass ceiling. There are still subtle limits on the upper mobility even of the (still) relatively few who even get into the officiating rank-and-file.

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling In France

EuroCheapo | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
EuroCheapo

So you're feeling like you've mastered the "bonjours" and "mercis"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.

Is The Belly The Last Taboo For Women's Bodies?

Constance Caylar | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Constance Caylar

So the perfect woman has to have big boobs, a big butt... but why doesn't she have a big gut? The stomach remains the big taboo of the female body: it can't exist, it has to be as flat as possible, with the waistline perfectly defined and no disgraceful flab.

Protecting Our Cultural Endangered Species: School Policies

Alissa Stern | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Alissa Stern

The combination of political stability and internal educational policy advocacy is one combination that seems to hold promise for the strengthening of regional languages. But the pace needs to be sped up, before regional languages are too inconsequential to be revitalized.

Landscapes of Clarity - Dan Kiley's Modernist Origins in Seventeenth Century France

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Despite all this new visibility for Kiley, there is much still not known and awaiting discovery, and part of that involves retracing his steps.

Bread Is Not Your Enemy

Gitanjali Roche | Posted 10.03.2014 | Taste
Gitanjali Roche

He's so passionate about eating good bread that he even brings his own flour on vacation.

French Idyll: One Visit, Three Voices (Part 1)

Pam Townsend | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Pam Townsend

Traveling is, by its nature, an intensely individual and personal experience. Whether one travels solo on a self-planned journey or as part of an organized group tour, the resulting experiences will be different for each traveler, based on interests, knowledge and temperament.

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

C'est la Vie, Y'all: How the French Get Divorced

Natalie Gregg | Posted 11.25.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

In a nutshell, there is no smut, drama or Matlock maneuvering in French divorce court. Likewise, instead of surprise hearings and sensational trials, French divorce is fairly vanilla compared to its US counterpart.

Will Brain Wave Technology Eliminate the Need for a Second Language?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Zoltan Istvan

Earlier this year, the first mind-to-mind communication took place. Hooked up to brain wave headsets, a researcher in India projected a thought to a colleague in France, and they understood each other. Telepathy went from the pages of science fiction to reality.

Plus Ca Change

Francis Levy | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Punctuating pieces of writing with French phrases is a charming affectation that was more prevalent in previous ages. The idea of course is the English or American writer can evince a certain level of cultivation and/or sophistication through his knowledge of French.

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

Forms of Table Service

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Originally, French service meant all the food served at a meal was placed on the table at once, and guests passed the platters and served themselves, what we think of today as family style. The modern buffet style of dining evolved from this.

58 Frenetic Hours in Cairo

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Cairo under the best of circumstances is frenetic, so 58 hours in the Egyptian capital proved an exhausting undertaking requiring a hardy stamina and lots of patience.

Needed Now: RNTO

Jonathan Russo | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

To confront these metastasizing horrors a new treaty organization is needed: RNTO -- the Rational Nations Treaty Organization.

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

Do You Have Joie de Vivre?

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.28.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I can spot a Parisian anywhere, even if he doesn't live in the City of Light. Even if he speaks broken French with an American accent.

Mélissa Laveaux at The Global Beat Festival - Serving Smiles and Warmth

Craig Carpenter | Posted 08.31.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

The rain in the beginning of New York's summer season occurs often and prodigiously. It doesn't however, impede the progress or plans of the average Gotham pedestrian.

Race Is On To Preserve Little-Known French Dialect In Missouri

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

OLD MINES, Mo. (AP) — A small circle of history researchers is racing to capture the last remnants of a little-known French dialect that endures in ...

How to Learn a Language Without Burnout

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Sonia Gil

Ever since I founded the language-learning company, Fluenz, I have gotten countless questions about learning Spanish, French, Chinese and other langua...

What French People Really Think Of The U.S.

Thrillist | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

The French have a lot of things to explain to us about Paris, but turns out they also have a lot of things to explain to us about... erm... us.

Why I Won't Let My Children Learn French, Mandarin, German, Spanish or English

Zack Simon | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Zack Simon

Calls like these for retributive cultural justice miss their mark because they paint the world with the smallest strokes possible, strokes that make the lines of the world appear clean, sharp and perfectly discernible. The truth, however, is that the world looks much more like a Jackson Pollack.

How to 'Shush' People in Different Languages

Thrillist | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

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French Women Prefer Chocolate To Sex

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

PARIS, April 30 (Reuters) - French men believe sex is the surest route to happiness but for French women the key to felicity is food, according to a...

Tupperware, Made in France

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.20.2014 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

The stackable stockable durable containers of everyone's youth are the stuff of legend. Born of the brilliant ideas of a Mr. Tupper, everyone knows the ever-so-convenient kitchen staple that was recyclable even before recycling was in.