Ashley Sung

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The Modernization of the Chinese Consumer

The eyes of the world are on the Chinese consumer. Cooling economic growth, a depreciating currency, and a gyrating stock market are making political …

6 Delicious Ways to Eat 2 Breakfasts Without Gaining Weight

Yum x2. (And your scale will never know.)<p>If you want to benefit from breakfast but can't stomach food first thing in the morning, need to fuel up before and refuel after morning workouts, or wake up criminally early and want to keep your energy levels up until a reasonable lunch hour, it could be …

Personal Branding Trends That Will Impact Your Success In 2015

In my previous post, I shared with you five of my top ten personal branding trends to watch for in 2015. In this installment, I share the other five transformations that will be crucial to building your brand plan for the upcoming year. These trends are the gateway to expanding your success.<p><b>6.</b> …

How Cheap Oil Complicates Investing

While Retail Stocks Benefit, Others Take It on the Chin<p>For most Americans, this year’s sudden collapse of oil prices appears to be unqualified good news. Oil prices have dropped 45% since June, amid surging output from U.S. shale fields, strong Saudi Arabian production and weak demand from Asia and …

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How Uber Is Making One Design Firm’s Life A Living Hell

Just another day in the office for the beleagured startup.<p>Uber has its fair share of problems right now. The CEO allegedly said that Uber should be called Boober for its ability to get him laid. The upper management can spy on the trips of its users with a privacy-busting “God View” app. The senior …

Black Friday Success Could Indicate Deeper Woes For Retailers

The predictions for this week’s retail holiday sales kickoff are rosy, but they may reveal the deeper problems that retailers face all year long.<p>The National Retail Federation forecasts that sales in November and December will rise 4.1%, to $616.9 billion, the highest increase in 3 years. It’s a …

Being the First One to Have a Baby

"I'm still the same old asshole."<p>I like to joke that when I told my friends I was pregnant shortly after my 30th birthday, a lot of them reacted as if I were a teen mom. "But you're so young!" some of them would say, to which I would reply, "Not really!" It's only in the context of our …

9 Things Powerful People Never Say

Powerful people talk in a healthy way, combining the right blend of confidence and humility. They share authentically with their hearts and inspire others to action. Check out these things powerful people never say so you can become even more powerful.<p><b>1. "Because we've always done it that way."</b><p>You …

11 Marketing Trends To Watch For In 2015

The fundamentals of marketing are always going to be the same, but with the landscape changing at the speed of technology, what matters most now is how one activates the fundamentals. Smart marketers know that they need to get ahead of the trends and anticipate the next big things, or else be …

10 Eye-Opening Charts On How US Teens Shop, Buy Devices, And Consume Media

Teens don't account for a huge chunk of the US population, but they still get lots of attention. Marketers and brands know that teen behavior often says a lot about where shopping trends, media consumption, and device ownership are going.<p>BI Intelligence looked at a survey of teens from Piper …

Strong Dollar, Weak China, Puts Gold In Crosshairs

It’s investing 101: a strong dollar means weak commodities. But if you take the next level coursework, it includes chapters on the China slowdown and emerging market currencies heavily weighted towards commodities. The outcome of a strong dollar and a weaker China might be worse for gold.<p>A strong …

Listen: Paris Fashion Week's Playlist

From Dior to Valentino, listen to the songs that soundtracked Paris' biggest shows<p>From Phoebe Philo's Kate Bush inspiration at Celine to Julie de Libran's love affair with Donna Summer at Sonia Rykiel, listen to the songs that soundtracked Paris Fashion Week's biggest shows.<p><b>Anthony Vaccarello</b> …

Hermes and LVMH call a truce to 'handbag war'

<b>A long feud between luxury goods manufacturers Hermes and LVMH, nicknamed the "handbag war", has come to an end after the two companies reached a settlement.</b><p>LVMH, whose brands include Louis Vuitton, Dior and Givenchy has agreed to relinquish most of its 23.2% in Hermes.<p>LVMH has also agreed not to …

How to Bake the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, According to Science

Cookie Monster’s got nothing on Brit + Co when it comes to wolfing down the chocolate chips. We <i>always</i> wan’ cookie — and we’re always looking for the very best recipe for this most classic of sweet treats. Preheat your ovens, people, because OZY‘s got a slew of expert tips from around the web to …

New York's Chicest Bakeries

We can't think of a better way to start the morning or end the afternoon than at one of New York's fabulous bakeries. Below, we share our favorites.<p><b>1) Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market:</b> Sip Harney and Sons tea and nibble peach streusels and green tea crème brulee within fifty feet of Prada dresses …

In Japan, Used Luxury Goes Mainstream

The luxury resale market has lacked easy and trustworthy services. But with the former head of Louis Vuitton Japan heading up one of the country's …

The China Edit | Luxury Counterfeits Grow, Qingdao, Yetang Designs for Hipsters

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.<p><b>“Luxury</b> …

Fashion Inflation is Unsustainable

As consumption slows and global pricing differences become more transparent, strategies that price luxury goods significantly higher in China are …

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Biscuits with Summer Berries and Whipped Cream

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: Comforting biscuits made for lazy summer desserts -- or breakfasts -- for the rest of the season</i> …

4 Tips for Building a Company That Attracts the Best Investors

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top investors have a long checklist that they consider when evaluating a startup. To win their favor, you must not only meet, but exceed their expectations. Not long ago, we shared with you five tricks for winning over the best …

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Millennials spend big bucks on these vices

Millennials are giving into temptation and shelling out hundreds of dollars a year on booze, coffee and fast food, according to a survey out this week from budgeting app Level Money.<p>Level, used primarily by 18- to 35-year-olds, pulled the spending data of its half million users to see where …

The World's Best Rooftop Bars

Because whether you're in Bangkok or Barcelona, there's nothing like a high-rise mojito.<p>Because whether you're in Bangkok or Barcelona, there's nothing like a high-rise mojito.<br>Plus, see the best new rooftop bars in NYC.<i><br>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i><p>Courtesy Grand Hotel de Bordeaux

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Hair How-To: Textured Ponytail

Okay, wavy-hair girls, this is your day to shine.<p>Kathryn Wirsing<p><b>Step 1.</b> Start with your hair brushed back and slightly wavy. If your hair isn't naturally wavy, take a 1-inch curling iron and, using small sections, create ringlets that you will later brush out.<p><b>Step 2.</b> Ensuring the front section of …

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6 Off-the-Shoulder Styles You Can Wear On Repeat

Let your shoulders breathe à la Bardot.<p>We've already started replenishing our fall wardrobes in anticipation of autumn, but the temperatures don't lie, we've still got a long way to go. This said, we intend to survive the sweltering heat by letting our shoulders breathe la Brigitte Bardot. Fear not …

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