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

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.01.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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.

This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion With Just Four Rings

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts

French juggler and illusionist Lindzee Poi has released this video titled "Amelymeloptical illusion" involving just four rings and a whole lot of visu...

5 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Learn French!

Dominique Hoppe | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Dominique Hoppe

In fact, virtually any career, public or private, is given a boost with knowledge of a foreign language. But why French?

How To Make A Bacon And Brie Potato Tart

Claire Thomas | Posted 05.28.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Leave it to the French to make a giant cheese and bacon hash brown sophisticated.

Piano Ombre Plays Perfectly

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 05.26.2014 | Arts
Paul R. Byrne

It's been over a week since Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains released Piano Ombre, and I've taken my time in forming an opinion. You could say I wanted to be sure I loved it as much as I thought. The truth is I love it even more.

Putin' on the Ritz: Why Western Business Undermines Sanctions to Put Profits Ahead of Patriotism

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

It turns out our own devotion to liberty and international law only goes so far when somebody's profits and dividends and executive compensation are put at risk. Talk is cheap, but patriotism is expensive, as it turns out.

Vote Wisely

Jacques Attali | Posted 05.11.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

The forthcoming municipal elections, within a month from now, should offer the opportunity for exciting and fruitful debates on future ways of living together. Unfortunately, in France, we are still very far from it; only personal squabbles and party differences can be heard.

Public Education in France -- A Farce of Napoleonic Proportions

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Well how can anyone succeed with no confidence? How can one gain confidence when the system beats it out of you?

What Are The French So Afraid Of The World?

Pascal Bruckner | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Pascal Bruckner

Gravely affected by the weak economy, young people make up the avant-garde of what may as well be France's largest contemporary party: the Party of Fear. For the French have become afraid of everything: the world, poverty, globalization, Islam, capitalism, global warming, natural catastrophes -- and even, to borrow an American phrase, fear itself.

France Takes First Steps Towards Abolition of Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

The Nordic Model, as this set of laws is known, views the sex trade as irreconcilable with gender equality and refuses to consider prostitution as inevitable.

In Defense of French

Zack Simon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Zack Simon

While political leaders in some U.S. states continue to bicker about whether creationism should be taught alongside evolution in science classes, 61 percent of children in Europe are currently learning two or more languages in school.

34 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad In Paris

Sydney Berger | Posted 03.29.2014 | College
Sydney Berger

Here are 34 reasons why I fell in love with the City of Light after studying there abroad, and why you will too.

The Charm and Finesse of Everest's Chef Joho

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.17.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I have been interviewing chefs on The Dinner Party for over two years, so it is about time that I interview a French one. Executive Chef Jean Joho of...

George Sluizer and River Phoenix: Last Film for Old Dutch Master of Cinema and Young American Actor of Movies

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Leaving "Dark Blood" in the RED, filming shut down and the insurance company took over, thinking that they would be able to get the money back from Phoenix's estate within a few weeks.

France Decides It Needs Its Own Word For 'Sexting'

AP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

PARIS (AP) — France, a nation with a centuries-old reputation for seduction, now has a word for sexting. If you want to send sexually...

The Xmas Songs of Ximena Borges

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

It is mind-boggling how Ximena gets so many sounds from her own body, but she does magnificently enchant by snapping her fingers, clapping her hands, pounding her chest, whistling, rolling her tongue just to name a few sound maneuvers.

Asian Girl in the City: Broke to Baller

Michelle Won | Posted 02.09.2014 | New York
Michelle Won

I'm doing the New York experience from broke to ballers. I may be on the broke side, but I have a couple of friends on the baller side. Here is what I did this past week in the city and my recommendations for what you should do... if you can get in.

Learning by Protesting at French Consulate?

Meg Campbell | Posted 01.27.2014 | Education
Meg Campbell

After they presented their letter to Deputy Consul Henry, a reporter asked our Principal, Thabiti Brown, "Shouldn't students be in class?" He replied, in true Expeditionary Learning fashion: "This is class."