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Hanoians living away from their home town tend to miss the romantic image of sellers riding around
Sep 17, 2017
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People are far more worried about contracting HIV than they are about getting any other sexually
Sep 13, 2017
What makes a place a city? Is a city a collection of roads and buildings or the area within a line
Sep 13, 2017
Bringing home a new puppy is a thrilling time for everyone. Puppies are ecstatic little sponges,
Sep 13, 2017

Recruitment and Saving Money

Business leaders don’t think twice about engaging an outside expert for legal advice or accounting assistance. Yet they will balk at the cost of engaging an outside recruiter to help them resolve their hiring needs.

International Space Station

When we think of expensive things we tend to conjure up images of sports cars, diamonds or luxury houses. However these pale in comparison when put next to the cost of some projects financed by corporations or governments. So what is the most expensive thing ever conceived in the mind of man and completed with huge sums of capital?

Why Scales Lie

There comes a time when you step on the scales and it is finally showing weight loss. Yes! But, hold on. That’s what the scales do. They show you how much you weigh. But let’s think about it for a second.

Arabesque Dance Company, Tich Tac

Tich Tac (‘tick tock’), the new contemporary dance show by the Arabesque Dance Company, debuted over National Day weekend in Ho Chi Minh City to the buzz of numerous Vietnamese newspapers, magazines and MTV segments.

Beer Plaza

Sliding my fingers between the cellophane pages of a worn menu, continental European names interspersed with Vietnamese and bad English translations, I opened to a picture of a Catholic monk, smile inked cross his face, with a glass in his hand filled with a mysterious amber substance. I thought how nice it would be, to be like him — drunk and blissful, not bald and devout.

Night Watchman - The Long Weekend

“No Fun!” After leaving the lips of a particularly buff security guard, these words hung like smoke from a fog machine at a windy beach rave. As quick as they were acknowledged, inhaled and confirmed they were swept away and forgotten, as the rhythm of a long National Day weekend in Nha Trang didn’t allow such a statement to cloud our euphoria.

Business Buff

I have often read about how markets move on perception not on real data. So I was not at all surprised to discover about fake scarcities recently. So before I run out of words, here are some of the more notable fake scarcities we probably all believe.

The Personal Business Plan

One of the best ways to ensure we keep focused on our priorities and stay on track is to create a personal business plan. This can help us guide our daily activities and tasks, allowing us to spend the majority of our time on our ultimate goals.

Good International School

Vietnam is full of schools claiming to be ‘international’. Just because a school is working in English or because it has the words ‘British’, ’American’, ‘Australian’ or even ‘International’ in its name does not mean it is truly international. So, what is it that truly makes a school ‘international’? And how can parents tell which schools will be the best for the development and education of their children?

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a chronic and often progressive disease that includes problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect (physical dependence), or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking.

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