Author: aralena malone-leroy

When Breast Implants Are Ticking Time Bombs: The PIP Scandal

by Aralena Malone-Leroy -France- In late December 2011, while most Europeans were doing last-minute holiday shopping and preparing for gargantuan meals and family festivities, hundreds of thousands of women spent achingly sleepless nights, worried that their breast implants might be

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Résiste: Reflecting on France’s Protests

by Aralena Malone-Leroy -France- Résiste Prouve que tu existes Cherche ton bonheur partout, va, Refuse ce monde égoïste Résiste Suis ton cœur qui insiste Ce monde n’est pas le tien, viens, Bats-toi, signe et persiste Résiste – Résiste, France Gall,

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À votre santé: Socialized Healthcare in France

by Aralena Malone-Leroy News Editor, The WIP – France – In 2006, my husband and I decided to move from San Jose, California to Paris, France. The choice between Silicon Valley and the City of Light may seem like a

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President Sarkozy and France’s Right Snub the Opening of New National Museum of the History of Immigration

by Aralena Malone-Leroy – France – When in 2002 President Jacques Chirac resuscitated a proposal for the creation of a museum of immigration, he was honoring an unpopular dream that had been in gestation for nearly 15 years. First proposed

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The Politics of Blogging in France

by Aralena Malone-Leroy – France – With a record-breaking voter-participation of 86% registered on May 6th, the French citizen’s participation in politics appears to have taken a positive turn from resignation and apathy to genuine interest and action. The reasons

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Cherchez La Presse: Paris, the World’s First Free Wi-Fi Capital

by Aralena Malone-Leroy – France – In June 2007, at the precise moment when thousands of tourists will be meandering down the Champs Elysées, contemplating the statues of philosophers lining the façade of the Hôtel de Ville, or strolling hand-in-hand

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