Reading your favourite newspapers, scanning the blogosphere, hitting the gym and sitting in on a Mandarin class with your three-year-old may sound like a fruitful itinerary for the weekend. But for CNN International's Kristie Lu Stout, it's just another start to the work day, which commences after lunch and culminates with the live broadcast of her television show, News Stream, later that evening.
Indeed, it's of little doubt that the award-winning anchor and correspondent, who started her career covering technology news for a magazine in the US, exercises remarkable poise in juggling her schedule. Yet for all her success in this area, the effervescent newswoman shies away from glorifying her routine with popular phraseology.
"There's a lot of talk about 'work-life balance', but I really hate that term because it sounds like some strange acrobatic dance. You just have to power ahead, move forward and make sure you keep an eye on your pri