Date
23 August 2019

living

  • Plastic particles in drinking water present ‘low’ risk: WHO

    Aug 22, 2019 10:25am
    Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Studies over the past year...
  • Why data anonymization doesn’t really guarantee your privacy

    - Aug 22, 2019 10:22am
    Data anonymization refers to the process of either encrypting or removing personally identifiable information from data sets, such as names and email addresses. The practice will increasingly be used in in sectors such as healthcare, fintech...
  • CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

    Aug 19, 2019 7:29am
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states, Reuters reports. The CDC...
  • How much do we need to save for retirement?

    - Aug 9, 2019 11:28am
    Retirement is a key part of our financial planning, since it will determine the quality of life in our later years. Given the limited retirement benefits the government offers, Hongkongers can only rely on themselves. The...
  • Fans mark 50th anniversary of Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover

    Aug 9, 2019 7:26am
    Hundreds of people gathered at the world’s most famous zebra crossing on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the day the Beatles created one of the best-known album covers in music history and an image...
  • Retirement saving plans need to strike a delicate balance

    - Jul 31, 2019 12:12pm
    Most developed economies are faced with the problem of aging population. Today, Americans retire on average at 62, in contrast to the situation a century ago when many of their ancestors tended to call it a...
  • Cycling to work in Hong Kong

    - Jul 23, 2019 4:41pm
    How attractive is Hong Kong from the viewpoint of startups? Real estate services provider Savills assessed 30 cities from around the world with criteria ranging from the volume of inward venture capital investment to the cost...
  • Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asia: study

    Jul 23, 2019 7:33am
    Strains of malaria resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia, scientists warn. Using genom1ic surveillance to track the spread of drug-resistant malaria,...
  • How WhatsApp helps people quit smoking

    Jul 19, 2019 12:36pm
    Social media has been found to be an effective tool in helping people to quit smoking. The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (LST) said the third phase (2017-2018) of its Smoking Cessation Program in the Workplace...
  • Why the number of digital nomads is on the rise

    - Jul 15, 2019 11:20am
    Digital nomads refer to a group of people who use the digital realm to generate income. They can work from anywhere in the world as long as there is a good WiFi connection. They can be...
  • US$280,000 lab-grown burger set to be a lot more affordable

    Jul 10, 2019 9:41am
    Consumers concerned about climate change, animal welfare and their own health are fueling interest in so-called clean meat, with the number of associated business startups climbing from four at the end of 2016 to more than...
  • What does the future hold for medicine?

    - Jul 9, 2019 10:44am
    In the past, a lot of people died from malaria, cancer, complications caused by HIV/AIDS, gangrene, cholera and other deadly diseases. Nowadays, however, technological advancements have made it possible for people with diabetes, kidney failure, liver...
  • Sitting in front of TV may be worse for health than desk job

    Jun 28, 2019 9:08am
    Working at a desk all day may not be as bad for heart health and longevity as sitting in front of a television after hours, according to a US study that suggests not all types of...
  • Caravaggio painting found in French attic sold to mystery buyer

    Jun 26, 2019 7:23am
    A mystery foreign buyer has snapped up a painting by Italian master Caravaggio that was discovered five years ago in a French attic before it could be sold at auction, Reuters reports, citing the auction house....
  • Country park visits good for health and happiness: survey

    Jun 25, 2019 5:45pm
    A survey has found that a majority of people visited country parks in the past year, and that such trips can be deemed to have a correlation with people’s health and happiness. According to a study...
  • Ngong Ping’s ‘Wisdom Path’ undergoes an upgrade

    Jun 24, 2019 3:53pm
    The “Wisdom Path”, one of Ngong Ping’s attractions, has recently undergone improvement works with new facilities such as a commemorative plaque for the late Professor Jao Tsung-I. The improvements also include a site map, benches and...
  • How an app helps volunteers and NGOs

    - Jun 24, 2019 12:05pm
    One often hears the complaint that Hongkongers only care about money. The accusation may be too harsh as I find that many locals do come forward to do volunteer work or join NGO activities. In the...
  • Beware of fake e-visa websites, Consumer Council warns

    Jun 18, 2019 4:10pm
    Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has warned the public about third-party websites that offer online visa services for international travel, pointing to issues such as overcharging and shoddy work or even fraud.    The Consumer Council said...
  • Building a ‘slash’ lifestyle

    - Jun 17, 2019 3:21pm
    I’ve written a lot about the so-called slash careers recently. The slash lifestyle of taking up multiple jobs is quite suitable for the fast-changing working environment. What’s successful career planning? Let me first introduce to you...
  • Hong Kong Ballet’s exciting premieres

    - Jun 14, 2019 4:58pm
    In early June, Hong Kong Ballet closed its 2018/19 season triumphantly with a mixed program showing off the strength and rich diversity of the company’s repertory. All the three works were premieres, with live accompaniment by...

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