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Bridging the Divide

There are five boroughs that make up New York City — the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Bounded by the Hudson and the East Rivers, the borough of Manhattan is an island and while other cities like Montreal, Paris, Vancouver, Toronto have islands that are part of the city, for many especially native New Yorkers, the island is the

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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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And the Oscar Goes To...

Of this year’s ten movies nominated for best picture at the 2010 Academy Awards (ten for 2010!), over half of them deal with themes that expats will recognize: alienation (literally and figuratively), and the concept of home. The merits of the films notwithstanding, Hollywood is a for-profit enterprise. A film can be artistic, profitable and popular, however, achieving this trifecta is easier with an identifiable concept like

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Living the Life

The March of Progress

Even if you visit frequently, as an expat, you may be surprised at how much your home town can and has changed. It’s more than the new construction or the changing skyline. It could be a new bus or subway line, the new neighbors, the corner store that has closed and the new one that opened. The only thing that anyone can count on is that nothing stays the

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