Emma Leaning

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Canvas of Emotions: Should art explain itself? - China Opinion
Opinion

Canvas of Emotions: Should art explain itself?

What's the point of art? And more to the point, should art explain itself?
Lessons from the karaoke bar: Is it always necessary to face our fears? - MENTAL in China
MENTAL

Lessons from the karaoke bar: Is it always necessary to face our fears?

Last week, I ended up in a karaoke bar. Given I bare my truth in the newspaper every week to strangers, why can’t I sing “I Will Survive” in front of friends?
The essence of time and space: Why Club Med is more than a holiday - Travel in China
Travel

The essence of time and space: Why Club Med is more than a holiday

I had the privilege of spending three nights at the Club Med Phuket Resort. As perfect as everything was, luxury isn’t what grabbed me about this brand. So, what did?
Meet the Hutchinsons: a British family traveling in China - Travel in China
Travel

Meet the Hutchinsons: a British family traveling in China

A family of five from the UK demonstrate to foreign netizens how easy it is to travel and live in China.
Pleasure in pain: the uncomfortable truth we avoid - China Opinion
Opinion

Pleasure in pain: the uncomfortable truth we avoid

While schadenfreude isn’t the most flattering emotion, it is part of life and embracing the odd moment might help you understand yourself and others better.
Are women over 30 less attractive? - China Opinion
Opinion

Are women over 30 less attractive?

I just turned 39. And while I can’t say I’m thrilled by that, I’m bored of tired ideas about aging women.
Our dumb relationship with smartphones - China Opinion
Opinion

Our dumb relationship with smartphones

You take your phone to the bathroom, and it’s the first thing you check when you wake up. Me too. Why can’t we lay these devices down?
Dear men: a love letter to the unseen and underappreciated - China Opinion
Opinion

Dear men: a love letter to the unseen and underappreciated

I posted on social media about whether or not men feel seen, heard and supported. Or more to the point, that we’re proud of them. The response I received was significant.
'Married at First Sight:' How TV is making a mockery of marriage - China Opinion
Opinion

'Married at First Sight:' How TV is making a mockery of marriage

Let me be clear, I am not anti-divorce. However, I am pro-sanity, and “Married at First Sight” is the most insane thing I’ve ever seen.
The hedonic treadmill and the dark side of happiness - MENTAL in China
MENTAL

The hedonic treadmill and the dark side of happiness

With antidepressants on the rise, it seems in a world obsessed with being happy, plenty of us are anything but.
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