Date
14 October 2019

living

  • Getting back to nature for better mental health

    - Oct 14, 2019 11:36am
    Many people in Hong Kong are feeling depressed. According to a study published in July by the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, 9.1 percent of the respondents were suspected...
  • India becomes latest country to ban e-cigarettes

    Sep 19, 2019 8:33am
    India became the latest country after Brazil and Thailand to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in what could potentially be the biggest move against vaping globally over growing health concerns, Reuters reports. The ban cuts off...
  • New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

    Sep 16, 2019 9:24am
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that US health officials have linked to vaping, Reuters...
  • Making our own Hollywood in Asia

    - Sep 3, 2019 1:22pm
    In Quentin Tarantino’s alternative history of Tinseltown in 1969, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, the heroine Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) lives, the antagonists (Charles Manson’s disciples) die, and the protagonists (Leonardo di Caprio and Brad...
  • What does it mean to be a global villager?

    - Sep 2, 2019 10:43am
    The internet has blurred physical national borders, and turned the globe into a huge village, it is commonly argued. While that is true, some people, however, seem to have mixed up the concept of globalization and...
  • Hong Kong is ideal place for vertical greening

    - Aug 26, 2019 4:49pm
    Patrick Blanc, an internationally renowned vertical garden designer who has visited Hong Kong, said the city‘s climate, which is warm and humid most of the time, makes it an ideal location for vertical greening.  In fact,...
  • 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....