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/*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. * Calling someone “a savage” is highly complimentary, despite the word’s definition. While tee...

/*By Ryane Liao*/ People these days have unrealistically high expectations, especially when it comes to romance. Guys are looking for an independant woman that isn’t too overpowering, a girl wit...

This time last year, a very well known high-street...

"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...

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...

Reading to your little one before bed is a great way to send them off to the land of nod. It’s also a lovely part of the bedtime routine that you can continue for many years. We all remember having bedtime stories read to us, and your children will too. We asked around the office and here are some of our favourite bedtime stories! ...

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