What else? September 7, 2018

Happy Friday, expat spouse! Time for a weekly round-up of interesting articles floating around the internet. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.

The power of positive thinking

If you’ve followed this blog for a while you know how much I adore podcasts. I mean, what’s not to love? They’re so easy to listen to while you’re in the grocery store, gym or coffee shop. In “How I got into College“, produced by This American Life, the admissions process for elite schools is examined.

The hour-long episode focuses on the story of Emir Kamenica, a Bosnian refugee who fled to America during the war. He faced many of the same struggles of an expat: language difficulties, cultural clashes, etc. but ultimately became very successful. It turns out that his positive perspective likely had a big impact on the path his life took. (This American Life)

Solving the problem of Over-tourism

Scotland is the most recent country to face the realities of over-tourism, but it won’t be the last. I know it’s tempting to visit destinations trending on Instagram, but do your research before you book. If you want to be part of the solution the folks at NOMADasaurus have 7 suggestions for you. (NOMADasaurus)

Breakfast by Babish

Many people describe breakfast as the most important meal of the day, and I agree. It doesn’t matter which continent you live on or country you live in, we all have to eat. And it isn’t surprising to learn that the definition of “breakfast” varies widely around the world.

Consuming a balanced, nutritious meal sets the tone for the day and keeps your mind sharp. This week on Binging with Babish you can learn how to prepare a Full English breakfast suitable for Daniel Day-Lewis. Just a head’s up -- it’s pretty challenging! (Binging with Babish)