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Lifestyle story by Ellen Sheng

These companies are helping women find work-life balance

Fast Company, May 19, 2016
Nearly half of professional women with children leave their jobs, but it’s not for lack of ambition, it’s for lack of alternatives.
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Lifestyle story by Ellen Sheng

How freelancers can plan for parental leave

Fast Company, Feb. 24, 2016
Being self-employed has lots of appealing upsides like a casual wardrobe and flexible hours, but lack of paid leave is one huge downside. Few know that better than freelancers trying to engineer their own maternity leaves.
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Hong Kong’s taste for tea

Women’s Wear Daily, April 21, 2014
In most cities, there’s the Ladies Who Lunch crowd, but in Hong Kong, such gatherings are just as likely to occur over a pot of tea and scones. Fashion labels have caught on to this quirk in the former British colony, inspiring a flurry of fashion-related tea events in recent months.
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Pina Colada transformed into dessert

The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 5, 2011
The inspiration for the most popular dessert at Ocean came when Ocean Chan asked her husband, chef and co-owner Yin Lee, for a pina colada. “I thought: I like pina coladas,” Mr. Lee says. “It’s a good combination. How can I make that into a simple dessert?”
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Living large and illegally

The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2011
Sky-high property prices are driving some Hong Kongers to turn to cheaper commercial or industrial property for home use. But while loft living in converted commercial buildings is popular in cities such as New York, there’s a hitch in Hong Kong: It’s illegal.
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