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The island that switches countries every six months

<b>Next week, France will hand over 3,000 sq m (3,200 sq ft) of its territory to Spain without a single shot being fired. But in six months' time Spain will voluntarily hand back the land to France. As Chris Bockman reports, it's been that way for more than 350 years.</b><p>The French Basque beach resort of …

Royal Weddings

Decoding the French: Eight YouTube channels to help explain life in France

Get the inside scoop on life in France with this list of the best YouTube channels about la vie française in English.


Anson: The women who shaped Bordeaux

Jane Anson looks at the central role played by women throughout the history of Bordeaux wine and identifies a few key figures.<p>Nothing annoys me more …


How to Develop "Zen Presence"

Students of Western positive psychology are increasingly drawn these days to the concept of <i>mindfulness</i>. It's an intriguing proposition, with the …


5 towns to visit in the South of France that will make you feel like Belle

When planning a trip to France, it’s easy to end up going to Paris. It’s obviously not a bad choice, because Paris is one of those super romantic …

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25 Powerful Quotes From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find …

Literary Houses

In this new small series of book-works, I have re-created the homes of some of our most well-known women writers of the 19th Century.<br>In meticulous …

30 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

France’s Most Dramatic Little Secret: The Amazing History of St-Pierre & Miquelon

From major booze artery during Prohibition to key World War II stronghold, this small archipelago off Newfoundland holds its French identity …

Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars

• Author: Chris Anderson. Chris Anderson Magazine<br>• Date of Publication: 10.21.12. 10.21.12<br>• Time of Publication: 3:00 pm. 3:00 pm<p><b>When a man tells you</b> about …

10 Astonishing Pinterest Alternatives For Design Inspiration

With over 100 million active monthly users Pinterest is definitely the biggest visual bookmarking and discovery platform in the world. While it might be overloaded with recipes, dresses, wedding welcome boards, DIY decor and summer drinks you can still find a lot of food to feed your design …

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The ten Paris streets you just have to walk down

Yes, Paris is an amazing city for a stroll, but some streets simply stand out more than the others. From charming walkways to extravagant roads - …


When Temperature Chills, Paris' 18th and 19th-Century Covered Galleries Await Shoppers

In the times before paved ways and sewers, covered passages offered warm and dry places for customers to shop and dine and avoid ruining their clothes on rainy, muddy days. Paris still has some 20 covered historical galleries, short streets of inside shopping or simply browsing, a most …


The most bizarre food-based French idioms

We all know the French are proud of their cuisine – and rightly so. In fact, it seems like they can’t stop talking about food, because culinary terms …


15 Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches That Are Nothing Short Of Epic

A regular old turkey sandwich is nothing to write home about, but come Thanksgiving ― equipped with a fridge that is overflowing with fresh-roasted turkey, tangy cranberry sauce and gravy ― they can be epic. There’s something about those classic Thanksgiving side dishes that really gets people’s …


A Potluck for the Only Street in Paris

The rue des Martyrs is only half a mile long, but for me there is no better street in Paris. Northeast of the place de l'Opéra, half a mile south of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, it packs nearly two hundred small shops, restaurants, and cafes into its storefronts. On this street, the patron saint of …


No-Sew Suede Pouch

This Habit May Separate Happy & Unhappy People

Take a minute to consider these four scenarios. Which do you think would make you happiest?<p>You might be surprised to learn, research backs numbers …

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Galerie Atelier Guix

The Main Stair inside Opera Garnier in Paris

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …


This 15-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Wakes You Up Better Than Coffee

Ever wonder how every yoga instructor you meet has more energy than Jess on <i>New Girl</i>, even at a 7 a.m. class? Yeah, coffee (or green tea) may play a …


Stain glass and roof on second floor of la Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.

Planning for Paris

Even though it feels like I just got back from my summer sojourn in Paris, I’m already planning for my next trip. Michelle Adams and I will be in the …

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