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LIFE LESSONS

*By Ryane Liao* No one thinks seventeen-year-olds have any sort of depth. If your expectation is that we’ll be sitting around, pondering metaphysics, listening to Jazz Standards and discussing the tortured genius of Mark Rothko, you’ll be very disappointed. I’ll admit it, our generation ...

/*By Tatum Hawkins*/ The first time I heard about...

/*By Ryane Liao*/ One of the most remarkable things about being a teenager is that we, as members of a constantly evolving global community, have learned to develop our own language. We encode meaning in the most interesting ways: * Having earphones in means “don’t talk to me” * “Lol” means I’m not actually laughing – it’s a defense mechanism against awkward tension. * Ca...

/*By Ryane Liao*/ People these days have unreali...

This time last year, a very well known high-street brand launched a clothing line for kids, which ruffled a few feathers to say the least. The girl’s line was called “Social Butterfly.” The boy’s line? “Little Scholar.” Wow, right? Of course, social media was in an absolute frenzy a...

"Don't sit with your back to the fire, you'll get nauseaus." "Take your coat off inside or else you won't feel the benefit outside." "Eating cheese before bed will give you nightmares." There may be some truth to the wives tales we’re told growing up, but a lot of these funny old sayings don’t have any more truth to them than the bedtime stories we read to our kids. There seems to be a l...

Dr Quan Fang, Chief Surgeon at Shanghai East International Medical Center (SEIMC), sheds light on c...

*/By Siobhan Brown/* Losing friends to repatriation is a constant reality for expats living around the globe and possibly the hardest part of the expat experience. Saying goodbye to those we have formed strong bonds with is never easy, and the adjustment that follows can also be challenging.  >/“It is difficult to quantify precisely how many families relocate or >repatriate to Shanghai each year. However, a significant number are in a >state of transition and struggling with cultural f...

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