Date
7 December 2019

living

  • 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...
  • Musicians lament ‘loss’ of recordings in 2008 Universal fire

    Jun 13, 2019 10:41am
    Several big-name musicians voiced dismay that some of their recordings may have been among thousands of original masters that The New York Times Magazine reported were lost in the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot fire of 2008....
  • Making the most out of a ‘slashie’ lifestyle

    - May 20, 2019 10:30am
    In recent years, we have seen the so-called slash lifestyle coming to the fore among the younger generation as the millennials seek multi-faceted career paths. People with slash careers are those having multiple income streams simultaneously...
  • An intelligent approach to mental health

    - May 16, 2019 2:16pm
    A few years ago, toward the end of his life, my father battled severe depression. As a physician and professor, he did not lack access to mental health care. But he had grown up in a...
  • Spare that Hong Kong icon Grappa’s

    - May 15, 2019 5:34pm
    “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.” So said Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. But as it prepares to ring down the curtain on Grappa’s, Hong Kong Land...
  • Facebook move to integrate platforms raises privacy concerns

    - May 7, 2019 3:20pm
    It seems that it will be more convenient for users to reach their friends across the three different messaging platforms owned by Facebook after its plan to integrate Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp is realized, but some...
  • How to live a 120-year life

    - May 6, 2019 10:24am
    An average person usually retires at around 60, after working for around 40 years. But the human lifespan is becoming longer, and it’s no longer a dream to live till 120, with new technologies that help...
  • Containers tapped to build cultural hub in Kwun Tong

    - Apr 24, 2019 4:24pm
    One balmy weekend in February, local pop-rock group RubberBand electrified a youthful audience with their spirited tunes on the Kwun Tong waterfront. The venue, a cluster of old shipping containers converted into eateries, shops and other...
  • Hamburg Ballet shows delight HK audiences

    - Apr 3, 2019 5:07pm
    The final week of the Hong Kong Arts Festival last month saw two more programs of the Hamburg Ballet, which had opened with its artistic director John Neumeier’s production of “The Nutcracker” in the previous week....