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International Women’s Day: a day to bring us all closer

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day dedicated to honouring the achievements of women from all different backgrounds and cultures throughout history and all around the world. This special day also marks a call for accelerating gender parity historically.  How and when did International Women’s Day start? International Women’s Day has been celebrated since 1909. The first celebration was for the cause of 15,000 women protesting long work hours, low pay, and ...

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7 Personal Hygiene Habits To Teach Your Kids

7 Personal Hygiene Habits To Teach Your Kids

Personal hygiene has been one of the major concerns when it comes to taking care of young children. They are too young to realize our environment is full of germs and dust, and they are too curious to explore the surroundings with their little hands. Therefore, as parents, it is essential to teach your kids to have good hygiene habits in order to keep them away from certain sicknesses and ...

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The Best Guide to Homeschool your kids

Best Guide to Homeschool Your Kids

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Hong Kong Education Bureau announced on February 25 that classes of all school remained suspended until April 20 at earliest. Some parents might feel worried about how this suspension may impact their children’s educational progress. On the bright side, parents can see this as a great opportunity to bond with your children and to teach them with a more flexible and practical means. We understand ...

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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Hong Kong

Going outdoor is good for the body and the mind - especially for kids who hunch their back and play video games the whole day - as it gives them a chance to get some fresh air and natural sunlight, move their little muscles, and experience more beyond addictive virtual games or difficult books. Escaping from the cramped, stuffy house is also beneficial to their young mind and it is ...

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Everything you need to know about the Philippine Travel Ban

Hundred of Filipino domestic workers have been denied flying from and to Hong Kong since the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Philippine government has issued the temporary two-way ban since 4 February 2020. It is said that visitors arriving from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, will not be allowed to enter the Philippines while Filipinos returning home will be quarantined for 14 days. Filipinos are also banned from travelling to ...

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Top 3 Love and Relationship Tips for Smart Women

Top 3 Love and Relationship Tips for Women

Article provided by PathFinders It’s February - commonly known as the month of love and romance. Whether you are in a relationship, or seeking one, do you know what a healthy relationship looks like? Being showered with attention and affection by someone you just met is both flattering and exciting. But have you really taken the time to get to know him before taking the relationship to the next level? Online dating ...

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6 Skills Domestic Helpers Must Have for Baby Care

The arrival of a baby is a blessing for every parent. But it can also be a source of anxiety, especially if you need to return to work. Living in a busy city like Hong Kong, new parents usually find it difficult to strike the balance between work life and baby care. Therefore, many families seek external help -- foreign domestic helper. However, for new parents who have not had ...

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Pregnant in Hong Kong: 10 Things You Need to Know

Article provided by PathFinders The new year is the perfect time to make resolutions and plans for the year(s) ahead! If you are planning to be pregnant during your employment contract in Hong Kong, you should know your maternity rights and understand the effect of this important decision on you and your child. Your decision to have a child could have a significant impact on your employer’s household too. It ...

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14 Precautions You Should Take to Prevent Coronavirus Infection

The coronavirus "2019-nCoV", a.k.a  "Wuhan pneumonia", which outbreak started off in Wuhan, a city in mainland China, during December 2019, has now spread to other countries. For the real-time update of the numbers of confirmed cases, please see here. credit: Johns Hopkins CSSE As of 28 January 2020, there are 8 known cases in Hong Kong. The diagnosed patients were admitted and quarantined in hospitals. However, it is the coronavirus is airborne ...

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What Should You Give Your Domestic Helper for Chinese New Year?

Kung Hei Fat Choy (恭喜發財) !  Chinese New Year is around the corner and it is now time to get everything in order for entering the Year of the Rat!  Chinese New Year celebrations are not only about the big feasts and good wishes but more importantly, the essence of family and sharing. Many of us have formed close bonds with our domestic helpers, who, in a way, become a part ...

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