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Expatriation: When your mental health starts declining & What to do about it.

Expatriation: When your mental health starts declining & What to do about it.

Depression is a very serious medical and psychological disorder that puts one’s outlook on life in a very negative and dangerous perspective.

By its definition, depression drains your creative potential, your life purpose, your hope, energy and your motivation, making it extremely hard to feel better.

In fact, the WHO estimates that more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It’s also the world’s leading cause of disability.

It is a quite common disorder and it’s said that one third of people have experienced depression during their lifetimes, in one way or another and this can even get worse when you move abroad to start an expatriate adventure.

There seems to be a spiraling cycle that can lead from relocation stress to depression and, ultimately, suicide. Expatriates and their families experience significant degrees of stress. 

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Paris-based Expat Influencers Reveal The Podcasts That Make Them Smarter

Paris-based Expat Influencers Reveal The Podcasts That Make Them Smarter

A mantra many Paris-based successful expatriates usually share with us is to “never stop learning.”

While it’s convenient for most people to add a few university courses or company’s business case studies to their already busy schedule, there’s a good chance that you would get a few minutes a day to listen to a podcast.

Whether you are listening during your commute to work or cooking up dinner, podcasts happen to be an amazing and great way to pass the time in an entertaining, engaging, and educational way—and, as you might already know, there are some pretty-smart listening experiences out there for the curious-minded.

So, if boosting your knowledge of history, science, current events, or a wide range of other topics is something you want to experience, these shows definitely offer some quick aural intelligence.

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30 Life Lessons Expats Learn But Keep Forgetting

30 Life Lessons Expats Learn But Keep Forgetting

Nine years after I moved to Paris for an expatriate’s adventure and a little more than five years managing Expats Paris, making it one of the largest Paris expatriates communities, there are plenty of life lessons I’ve learned as an expat. I’ve come to realize that many of my Paris-based expatriate's friends somehow learn the same lessons, but just like me, they keep forgetting them or take them for granted.

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When renting an apartment in Paris becomes affordable and easier

When renting an apartment in Paris becomes affordable and easier

The major challenge for most newbies in Paris is getting a luxury apartment at an affordable rate. 

It’s not necessarily a matter of the apartment itself being expensive or not accessible to  foreigners. The main challenge comes from the real estate agents you’ll work with i.e. the people that will help you search for accommodation.

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