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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    We tell you where to find good quality, affordable eateries in Macau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Rob McGovern

    ... wooden floors and white tablecloths lending an air of class. The clams in white wine, garlic and cilantro (148 patacas) were delicious, and the saline liquor given up by the clams and the wine ... in an alley off Senado Square, Ou Mun Cafe is the only place in Macau that seems to always have Portuguese chatter in the air. The feijoada de bacalhau (138 patacas) was a northern Portuguese twist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1546582/we-tell-you-where-find-good-quality-affordable-eateries-macau
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercising when air pollution levels are high can do more harm than good

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... so. Levels are three times that of New York, twice that of London and rank the city behind Singapore and Tokyo for air quality. "It's the biggest health crisis in Hong Kong," ... our lungs. With the worrisome state of our air, is it safe to exercise outdoors? The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) issued by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) indicates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1543643/exercising-when-air-pollution-levels-are-high-can-do-more-harm-good
  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Air purifiers are not always effective, and some may be harmful

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:36am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... Elizabeth Choi life@scmp.com Air purifiers are not always as effective as advertised, and those that emit ozone may even be harmful, writes Elizabeth Choi Don't hold your breath With Hong Kong recording its smoggiest day of the year two Sundays ago, perhaps you were persuaded to not only stay home but also invest in an indoor air purifier. As the air quality index climbs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1531695/air-purifiers-are-not-always-effective-and-some-may-be-harmful
  4. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ENVIRONMENT

    Indoor vertical gardens a growing attraction for Hongkongers

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf property.post@scmp.com Bringing plants indoors can introduce benefits including better air quality … and the trend for 'living walls', even in small flats, ... with bad air pollution and cramped apartments, Chen says bringing greenery indoors is an easy path to better air quality and peace of mind. "It's beneficial for you in terms of the air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1210878/indoor-vertical-gardens-growing-attraction-hongkongers
  5. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - APPLIANCES

    Fans can save money when used with air conditioners

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson life@scmp.com How to breeze through summer Since Shakespeare's eunuchs fanned a reclining Cleopatra, there's been something sexy about the movement of hot air. Air ... in it (people and pets). McBride says that while you would still need air conditioning at the height of a Hong Kong summer, fans used in tandem with conditioners can help save money. "Turn your air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1541054/fans-can-save-money-when-used-air-conditioners
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Japanese-designed system offers big saving on power bills, says firm introducing it in city An air conditioner that is green- but not cheap At first glance, ... place in an outdoor unit, and water is reused. And, because it does not require power-hungry fans to blow out chilled air, the system uses about 30 per cent less power than regular air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538454/air-conditioner-green-not-cheap
  7. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Beyond the casinos: Where to find the sights and sounds of old Macau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Christopher Dewolf, Bernice Chan, DARREN WEE

    ... now home to artists' studios and a design agency. DONT MISS: Where to find good quality, affordable eateries in Macau Dinner Though Macau has a modern multiplex, Cinema Alegria (Estrada ... preparing dishes that use top quality ingredients served in luxurious surroundings and at surprisingly good prices compared to Hong Kong. For foodies planning to spend 48 hours in gourmet heaven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1550138/sights-and-sounds-old-macau-can-still-be-found-if-you-know-where
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Relationships: no replacement for quality time

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:14am by LORA LEE

    ... Lora Lee life@scmp.com It's all about quality time My husband and I work in the financial industry with long hours and frequent travel. We try as much as we can to ensure that at least one of us can be at home with our son. But our boy, who has just turned seven, is getting out of control and we are regularly getting calls from school because he is not handing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519667/relationships-no-replacement-quality-time
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - OPTICAL DISCS

    Streaming is gaining ground, but optical discs aren't likely to disappear just yet

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by Jamie Carter

    ... DVD/Blu-ray libraries, purchase 4K TVs and want higher quality video than HD streaming services, or simply prefer having a copy in hand," says Inouye. "Traditional media still has plenty ... There are a couple of problems: there's nothing to watch, and a full quality Ultra HD film is about 160GB in size. That's far too big to stream. With no 4K-capable Blu-ray discs yet available, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1551112/streaming-gaining-ground-optical-discs-arent-likely-disappear
  10. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    As a wide as a small plane: fossil bird with 6.4 metre wingspan unearthed

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... believe it may have made a running start downhill, or used air gusts- much like a hang glider- to make its way aloft. Once in the air, study author Dan Ksepka, of the National Evolutionary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549947/wide-small-plane-fossil-bird-64-metre-wingspan-unearthed

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