Oct 14th, 2015, 08:30 PM

Haggle Like a Pro at the Barbès Market

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If you’ve ever travelled to certain parts of Africa or Asia, you know that everything from taxi fares to grocery shopping is a negotiation. Most Westerners find street-bargaining uncomfortable and intimidating, which is a shame, as Paris offers some open-air markets where you can walk away with your shopping bag full of great deals. Resembling more bazaars in Marrakech than a typical Parisian Sunday market, it is at these spots where you can test just how street-savy you really are.

Oct 12th, 2015, 02:10 PM

A Memoriam to My Sweet Tooth

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I have an addiction. 

Oct 12th, 2015, 01:27 PM

H&M Model Sparks Conversation with Hijab

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In October, retailer H&M launched an ad campaign video for its’ new fashion line, “Close The Loop." But it wasn't the sustainable line, featuring 10 new denim styles made from recycled cotton from textiles, that grabbed the audience's attention, nor was it the aging drag queen, men in turbans, or woman with armpit hair.

Oct 11th, 2015, 11:55 PM

Traveling the World with Snapchat

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I can imagine what you are thinking when you read the headline: How could Snapchat possibly contribute to the tourism industry? Yet for those who use Snapchat avidly, the answer seems quite obvious.
 

Oct 11th, 2015, 01:57 PM

Sunday in Paris: Shop 'Til You Drop?

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Let the protests begin. Once a day dedicated to family, church, and la promenade, new laws are handing Sundays over to the tourists. Anyone new to the city has experienced the disappointment of heading out to shop on Sunday, only to find the the doors locked. Though this may be end up being favorable for your bank account, it is cause for much turmoil here in France. Though many support the modernization of these old laws, an equal amount fear that a quirky personality trait of France’s major cities is being stripped away.

Oct 11th, 2015, 12:19 AM

What We Can Learn from Sweden's Six-Hour Workdays

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Working long and working hard are not interchangeable. It is an unfortunate reality that American culture strongly reinforces the idea that work defines us, and that leisure and relaxation come as a sort of reward for working hard. We live for the weekends; we say, “I earned this drink,” after a particularly difficult project or client presentation.

Oct 9th, 2015, 11:27 PM

Get Your Steak Frites Fix at Poulette

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Cool, casual, and rustically chic, Poulette embodies everything Owen Wilson and Woody Allen promised Paris to be. A brief jaunt through all the touristic wonder and mystique of the Right Bank and Poulette’s understated, retro ambiance will snag your gaze. Despite its generally hip and unpretentious tone, reservations are a must. A Parisian historic monument, Poulette attracts a range of diners. Its menu might not be long, but its line of patrons can be. Reserve a table for after 9:00 pm to enjoy a meal lacking the loud chatter and cackle of Americans. 

Oct 7th, 2015, 03:06 PM

Our Favorite Terraces and Rooftops in Paris

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Mythical and charming, terraces are the essence of the Parisian life. Since a few years, rooftops bars have developed in Paris, even if they do not compete with their cousins from Berlin or New York. In this list find out all about la crème de la crème of Parisian terraces & rooftops! From 

Café de Flore

Oct 7th, 2015, 12:55 PM

Five Free Galleries to Visit this Weekend

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In a city known for its world-class museums, from the Louvre to the Musée d'Orsay, Paris's contemporary art galleries can often be overlooked. Beyond the blockbuster museum shows, Paris boasts a vibrant contemporary art scene that has much to offer. We have selected five of our favorite contemporary art galleries that will give you a sense of the breadth and diversity of today's art scene in Paris, without draining your wallet.

Oct 7th, 2015, 12:04 PM

A Fur Faux-Pas

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Animal rights activists have worked for decades to exploit the unethical and inhumane methods in which fur garments are created. Perhaps most famously, PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has gone to extreme lengths to show the world how awful the fur trade can truly be. The organization is not wrong; fur farms and hunters can be horribly cruel in their methods of the capture and the killing of animals. Many fur farms use the least expensive and most harmful killing methods possible.

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