Emma Leaning

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Career snobbery 2.0: the problem with the passion mantra - China Opinion
Opinion

Career snobbery 2.0: the problem with the passion mantra

When we believe that those who live their dream do so on merit alone, we accept that those who don't couldn't be bothered.
25 working days until the next holiday! Get away from it all? Nah - China Opinion
Opinion

25 working days until the next holiday! Get away from it all? Nah

Getting away from it all needn't involve airport security and dodgy tan lines. With a change of view, we can discover rewarding experiences closer to home.
Are you OK? How one question can save a life - MENTAL in China
MENTAL

Are you OK? How one question can save a life

How can we protect our community from the devastating effects of suicide? I spoke with Adrian Hosler, Lifeline's R U OK? program coordinator.
Happy birthday: We're all getting older, so let's end ageism - China Opinion
Opinion

Happy birthday: We're all getting older, so let's end ageism

The one thing everyone reading this is going to get? Old. And yet, most of us are scared stiff. Why?
Bright lights, big benefits: Six ways Shanghai is good for us - China Opinion
Opinion

Bright lights, big benefits: Six ways Shanghai is good for us

Those that have quit the rat race in favor of a quiet time are loud about the ways rolling hills and babbling brooks cure all ailments. Well, I know bullcrap when I smell it.
From spaces to places: How Shanghai's local entrepreneurs make our city a home - China Opinion
Opinion

From spaces to places: How Shanghai's local entrepreneurs make our city a home

Communities are built on the backs of neighborhood entrepreneurs. Spending our money close to home has far-reaching benefits that shopping online or in chain stores can't offer.
The one you feed: Binge eating disorder and the fight for lightness - MENTAL in China
MENTAL

The one you feed: Binge eating disorder and the fight for lightness

While you may know something about anorexia and bulimia, there's another eating disorder impacting more people than the two combined: binge eating disorder.
Speak for yourself. Don't let emoji say more than you do - China Opinion
Opinion

Speak for yourself. Don't let emoji say more than you do

Messaging enables us to hide our true feelings. And when the emoji lexicon is the fastest growing language in history, it begs the question: Do we rely on it too much?
Shanghai, let's make sleep our superpower - China Opinion
Opinion

Shanghai, let's make sleep our superpower

The intolerance of sleep throughout industrialized nations is damaging our health, wellness and safety. We're dog-tired, the impact of which is enough to keep anyone up at night.
Get over yourself and say 'yes' to pleasure - China Opinion
Opinion

Get over yourself and say 'yes' to pleasure

A guilty pleasure is something we enjoy, but feel embarrassed by. Everyone has one. But when we're all one WeChat moment away from being canceled, is snobbism getting worse?
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