Ever curious about how road warriors cope with the stresses of frequent travel, I asked this month’s cover personalities, Terence and Nelson Loh, for their input. On average, the cousins who helm Novena Global Lifecare Group touch down in three cities a week, covering Asia and Europe. What they both agree on is that they use facial masks on fl ights – the only passengers in the cabin to do so. Terence used to care about being judged, slapping on the mask only during take- off and landing when fellow passengers were belted in – but now good skin takes precedent. And why not? Better to impress a lot, than not make one iota of difference to a handful.
As far as tips go, this one ranks up there with moisturising your feet and cladding them in plane socks for the duration of the fl ight. I’ve never done it myself, but like books on a shelf, it’s comforting to know such advice is there, collected, curated and ready to use.
In this vein, let this issue be your cache of useful information and hacks to take you through the year. In addition to sourcing James Bond-like multifunctional tools, we’ve asked experts in the fields of fashion, food and drink, fitness and cybersecurity to weigh in on best practices.
Depending on your source of information, adopting a habit takes anywhere from 21 days to eight months. After speaking to data-protection specialist Serguei Beloussov, I know my resolution for the year, and it’s as simple as allowing automatic updates to my security software. Sometimes, it takes an expert to drill in common sense.