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Author Interview: A Portable Identity

Author Interview: A Portable Identity

Debra R. Bryson and Charise M. Hoge met in Bangkok, Thailand while working at a program to help expats adjust to life abroad. Both accompanying spouses with counseling backgrounds, they were interested in understanding what made some expat spouses acclimate and thrive while others remained unhappy and unsettled. They developed and led workshops focusing on […]

By September 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Book Review: Third Culture Kids, Growing up Among Worlds

Book Review: Third Culture Kids, Growing up Among Worlds

Third Culture Kids, Growing up Among Worlds by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken is a book that is hard to ignore if you are a member of the global nomad community. Ask any Third Culture Kid (TCK) who has read it and they’ll tell you it was “life changing” to learn that […]

By September 23, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

A NY Times article explains that there are tried and true ways to help children learn. The problem is, they’re counter-intuitive and we usually do the opposite. Here are some highlights: Instead of sticking to one study location, alternating the room where a person studies improves retention. One study found that college students who studied […]

By September 21, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
6 Ways Your Teen Is Playing You

6 Ways Your Teen Is Playing You

Lisa Zamosky wrote an interesting article for WebMD about how teenagers manipulate parents and how parents can regain control of the situation. Because the WebMD website is often offline, I posted the entire article below. If there’s one thing you can say for teenagers, it’s that they know how to push their parents’ buttons. Instinctively, […]

By September 20, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Changing the world through dance

Changing the world through dance

Alaine Handa is a Third Culture Kid (TCK) who has become, in a sense, an ambassador for global nomads everywhere. She is a dancer and choreographer whose most recent show highlighted what life as a global nomad is like. It is a project she had been working on since her second year of college when she […]

By September 17, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Food in a combat zone: Comfort food from around the world

Food in a combat zone: Comfort food from around the world

The New York Times had an interesting article about what troops from 14 countries find in their combat meals in Afghanistan.  It’s a glimpse into what each culture considers the comfort of home. Americans will find pork ribs and barbecue sauce, potato cheddar soup, Skittles and some chewing gum.  Italy mackerel in olive oil, canned […]

By September 16, 2010 2 Comments Read More →
We are educating people out of their creativity

We are educating people out of their creativity

Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating […]

By September 9, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Positive parenting leads to better behavior

Positive parenting leads to better behavior

In today’s busy world, with all our daily pressures, it’s easy to forget that it is possible to say “no” to our children as kindly as we say “yes”. Sure, they can be exasperating sometimes, but it’s their job to test us and to explore the world and their environment. As we enter the hectic […]

By September 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Musicians sing for a world without borders

Musicians sing for a world without borders

I love this project. The video will put a smile on your face. “You know I know that is the truth Embrace the innocence of youth So let’s all stand up, and raise our hands up I’ve got to let you know, we are citizens of the world No matter where we go, no borders […]

By August 30, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
One letter on a plane ticket says a lot about you

One letter on a plane ticket says a lot about you

By Samantha Bomkamp, Ap Airlines Writer There are a few bits of information to pay close attention to on an airline ticket: the flight number, gate number and boarding time. Fare basis code? Not a common concern. But the single-letter code can make a big difference in some parts of the travel experience, even though […]

By August 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →