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ANIMALS

BEWARE OF PET SCAMS

Over the festive season you may want to surprise your loved ones with the pet they have always wished for. Beware of the many pet scams you can come across online. Pet scammers seem to […]

HEALTH

EMOTIONAL STATES & THE GOOD LIFE

New research from the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology in Glasgow postulates there are 4 primary emotional states: happiness, anger, sadness and fear from which more complex emotions are derived. It is these four primary […]

ISSUE 9

A TIME FOR GIVING

Every culture has its traditions, and in France, as in many Western cultures, the end of the year is traditionally associated with giving; certainly gifts for friends and family, but also tokens of appreciation to […]

ISSUE 9

PARIS COOL OR TACKY? YOU DECIDE

“Sacré bleu!” That’s perhaps the tackiest thing you can say to a native Parisian. The worst thing they can ask you, though, is to explain what the word ‘tacky’ actually means… Without consulting a dictionary. […]

ISSUE 9

NEW YEAR, NEW HOUSE : ARE YOU READY?

‘Living in sin’ has become the social norm, and with studies showing that cohabiting before marriage can result in a longer, happier relationship, it’s no wonder we’re popping the ‘moving in’ question before anything else. […]

ISSUE 9

EXPAT FAMILY LIFE THRIVES IN FRANCE

The InterNations Expat Insider survey reveals why France is great for expat families. InterNations, the world’s largest expat network, has conducted the Expat Insider Survey 2014 – completed by close to 14,000 expatriates. It aims […]

ISSUE 9

(MIS)ADVENTURE

“Antony station, change here for Orly Airport”. Time is a tricky parameter: it flies when in the company of a good book but drags when I sit idle, races when I’m running late but stubbornly […]