Date
17 October 2018

living

  • Want to learn sign language through self-study? Go online!

    Oct 11, 2018 6:32pm
    Internet can make learning sign language easier and more convenient, especially the aid of smartphones. But make sure your phone has adequate data access or links to excellent WiFi facilities. Sign languages are languages that involve...
  • Does Faster Payment System live up to what it claims to be?

    - Oct 8, 2018 10:43am
    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has recently introduced the Faster Payment System (FPS), which aims to facilitate fund transfers. So far 21 commercial banks and 10 stored value facilities (SVF) have joined the system, which was...
  • Sunscreen chemicals found in seafood pose health risks: study

    Oct 5, 2018 6:07pm
    Harmful chemicals used in sunscreen products have been found in local seawater and seafood samples, raising fears that they could end up in the human body and pose health risks such as infertility or even cancer,...
  • Even light exercise might lessen severity of a future stroke

    Oct 5, 2018 9:23am
    People who regularly engage in light to moderate physical activity – like walking four hours a week or swimming two hours weekly – might have less severe strokes than individuals who aren’t as active, Reuters reports....
  • Tech breakthrough offers early warning system for heart attacks

    Oct 5, 2018 9:10am
    A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, Reuters reports. The technology, developed by teams at Oxford University and institutions...
  • Can ASMR help you overcome insomnia?

    - Oct 4, 2018 7:58am
    You toss and turn, wake up easily, and get up exhausted. Sometimes you just feel tired but can’t get to sleep. It’s frustrating: the angrier you become, the more you can’t sleep. It’s a cycle that...
  • Getting prepared for AI future

    - Oct 2, 2018 11:58am
    Two new books about artificial intelligence (AI) came out recently. One is Lee Kai-Fu’s AI Superpowers, which discusses what this technological revolution means for everyone, and China’s potential to win in the AI era. The other...
  • How big data is used in weather forecasting, diabetes management

    - Sep 19, 2018 11:58am
    Since the dawn of man, we have always been looking for ever more accurate methods of solving problems. The rise of big data has certainly been a big help. Typhoon forecasts and the treatment of diabetes, though...
  • Self-identity and the selfie boom

    - Sep 17, 2018 11:46am
    In each generation, people seek to outline their self-identity in different ways. In the current smartphone age, we find youngsters often making use of selfies to express themselves. Cameras were designed to take photos for others...
  • Instagram wants to help those caught up in opioid abuse

    Sep 14, 2018 6:04pm
    Photo and video sharing social network service Instagram is pitching in to help people who may be struggling amid the opioid crisis in the United States. The online platform has launched a feature in the app...
  • The best way to curb ticket scalping

    - Sep 7, 2018 11:38am
    Concerts of superstar singers are almost always fully booked. That has resulted in rampant “queuing gangs” and “ticket scalping gangs”. Recently, a mainlander was hurt in a knife attack at a counter queue after he had...
  • Why Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain ran into trouble

    - Sep 5, 2018 8:18am
    One day three years ago, I went to Jamie’s Italian in Causeway Bay to have lunch with friends. We were all highly satisfied with the food, the ambience and the service. Also, the meal only cost...
  • Technology to spur Cantonese opera revival

    - Aug 20, 2018 10:52am
    Cantonese opera is undoubtedly a part of the cultural landscape of Hong Kong. It’s on the streets, on TV, and in village performances, enriching the film, music and visual experiences in the city. But the art has...
  • Bad swimming postures can cause rather than ease pain

    - Aug 10, 2018 3:29pm
    Swimming is a favorite summertime sport. Many arthritis patients take swimming as a form of therapy, believing that it would not hurt their muscles and joints. The truth is, wrong swimming postures or swimming for too...
  • Is Hou Tsao powder overrated?

    - Aug 3, 2018 5:30pm
    People love retro stuff. A lot of lifestyles from the 60s and 70s have been repackaged, making a comeback in the market. Among the products seeking to ride the trend are Chinese over-the-counter (OTC) herbal medicines....
  • Hair loss and smoking

    - Aug 3, 2018 5:15pm
    Ming-wah came in while tucking a packet of chewing gum into his pocket. It has been his third relapse. I knew he was taking a cigarette break again, judging from his appalling breath. Last year, he...
  • Sleep apnea: What you should do

    - Jul 27, 2018 5:40pm
    Sleep apnea is a condition in which the patient stops breathing intermittently during sleep. These pauses in breathing can occur anywhere from a few times to dozens of times per night depending on the severity of...
  • Zentangle art: How you can benefit from it

    - Jul 27, 2018 5:30pm
    The world is simple but people are not. Our worries are usually nothing more than random thoughts created by our busy mind. Research finds that patients with mood disorders are in a “doing mode” where they...
  • Alternative treatments for ADHD

    - Jul 27, 2018 5:15pm
    According to a study in 2000, the incidence rate of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is about 3 percent to 7 percent. At present, the exact cause of ADHD is still unknown. It is speculated...
  • Gratitude journal: a powerful cure for insomnia

    Jul 20, 2018 5:48pm
    Hong Kong is known for the fast-paced and stressful lifestyle of its people. Many of those who live in this busy city are often sleep-deprived, poorly rested or insomniac. When their sleeping pattern is often disrupted, people...

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