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Does the widespread saying: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” hold any truth?
Jul 17, 2017
With over 40,000 condominiums being launched in 2017 and 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City alone, is
Jul 17, 2017
If I ever get around to writing my Vietnamese novel it will ooze with snippets about food.
Jul 17, 2017
The sticky, humid days of summer are here at last. Vets all over Vietnam are providing important
Jul 17, 2017

A continuing interest to me is understanding how cities work or don’t work. What shapes cities and how is it that they attain their special character? And what elements of cities most influence their character?

Vietnamese have long been accustomed to considering their doorsteps and streets as a natural extension of their homes. With ground floor shops overflowing onto the street and homes open to the passer-by’s view, what will happen to the Vietnamese daily soap opera that is life, as the urban landscape changes?

Now that the US Presidential election is over, and with it, Hillary Clinton’s political career, it is a good time to examine books which reflect her belief that women can achieve what they want and more.

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We are in the season of religious festivities. This was my thought as I started this article but then I looked at interfaith celebration dates throughout the year and saw that from one month to the next the number of holy days is fairly equal and is surprisingly high.

 

A question I get asked by investors both local and foreign is why multinational retailers are more than ever piling into what some observers are (for better or for worse) referring to as the “next China”. The demand for retail property in prime locations is higher than ever. The answer? People and policy.

Breast-feeding in public has become one of those controversial debates. A recent incident in Claridge’s Hotel in London where a woman was asked to cover up while breast-feeding may have sparked the controversy, with the reach social media has these days.

I’m often amazed by the lack of knowledge of parents about the medications they give their babies. Many parents don’t know why they give the medication, what it’s good for, or even bother remembering the medication’s name.

Almost every major city has its Chinatown. Cholon in Ho Chi Minh City — spanning Districts 5, 6 and 11 — is the largest in the world.

Most methods in common practice in the fitness industry are outdated. Flexibility training is no exception with most people using stretches and techniques developed in the 1950s. It’s funny that we are quick to update our technology but when it comes to updating our exercises and exercise programmes it doesn’t happen.

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