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Living the Life

The Expat Pet

The domestication of animals began when tribal humans realized how much easier it was to hunt with wolf-dogs. With the advent of agriculture and farming, the list of domesticated animals expanded to include those that can provide food and labor. In a sense, domesticated animals are expats too as they followed or were brought along as humans migrated or settled around the

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Living the Life

A Longing Distance

Absence makes the heart grow fonder or so they say. It’s also true that memory wears rose-colored glasses. Long distances, whether time or space, affect relationships. Expats who are separated from loved ones need to work at nurturing and maintaining the ties that

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City Essentials

A Friend in Need

As children, making friends seem easy. Parents and teachers encourage it and you meet people your age all the time on the playground or at school. As an adult, and in a new city, things are not so simple. You’re the expat and natives have their established roots and social cliques. People tend to live within their own circles and routines; making changes require

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