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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Masterpieces of brevity in a short story collection

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by James Kidd

    ... ("it has become something of an old friend"), what seems like an assault on the tedium of challenging, experimental long-form fiction becomes an ode to the strange joys of longevity: how ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong girls using wider variety of drugs than boys as addicts get younger

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:17am by Bernice Chan

    ... Cheung says. And because teenage girls often have low self-esteem to start with, they are more prone to depression after taking drugs and are more vulnerable to sexual assault, she adds. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Somali novel shows war and hope in the eyes of women

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by GDN

    ... out the city but to silence it". The three central female characters are an ageing widow, Kawsar, bed-bound after a brutal assault at the local police station; Deqo, a street urchin from ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFE

    Tech firms lead the assault on batteries

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Tech companies are coming up with innovative ideas to extend the battery life of our gadgets Power struggle How many of us get more than 24 hours from our smartphone before it runs out of juice? The biggest barrier to mobile com ...

  5. Lifestyle - Motoring

    The Porsche Boxster Spyder gives Kevin Yeung the drive of a lifetime

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 10:11am by KEVIN YEUNG

    ... in this ultra-lightweight Spyder guise. While the Boxster Spyder is not supercar fast, it's very quick and proves to be the perfect weapon for my canyon assault. There are no sport or suspension or throttle ... on. The Spyder magic is repeated as I tackle my descent and assault the second peak. This time, I engage with slightly more aggression, dialling in increasing doses of lock on wider corners. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Beauty - BEAUTY

    Freeze frame: Stocking up on winter skincare essentials

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:12pm by TAMA LUNG

    ... skin against everyday cold and other environmental assaults. The cream (HK$2,800) can also be used for recovery from dermatological procedures or excessive travelling. Available at La Prairie  ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame, by David Blacker

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:47pm by James Ash

    ... financialisation, debt and inequality fell flat on its face in 2008, but refused to stay down. It continues on, zombie-like, as "an all-out assault on anything in the system that might still have ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Media researchers say animated news reports are detrimental to youngsters

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 09:56am by VIVIAN CHIU

    ... and regular news reports of physical and sexual assault incidents. The vivid animated presentation makes the subjects feel they are part of the scene. Consequently, the subjects, who became ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Violent protest- Tate Britain takes on art vandalism

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:37pm by NYT

    ... be brutish or deranged. But an exhibition at Tate Britain makes a forceful counterclaim: that certain assaults contain meaning and even insights into history and art. To advance that argument, ... surveying 500 years of assaults on British art and coming up with three chief motives: religion, politics and aesthetics. (They ignored "unthinking attacks", such as those by the mentally ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - TERRORISM

    Book review: The Siege, by Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 03:50pm by NYT

    ... 160 people were to die in the two-day assault, and more than 300 were injured. Very poor young men carried out these attacks, spurred to jihad by the Pakistan-based militant group ...




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