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  1. Lifestyle

    Mainland designer taps Kickstarter for laser-cut homeware collection

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan charmaine.chan@scmp.com Mainland industrial designer is using crowd-funding to make his dreams of a new generation of cutting-edge homeware a reality Laser vision Zhang ... industrial designer. "I'm not too concerned about nationalities or boundaries," he says. "I see myself as an international designer." charmaine.chan@scmp.com ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - NON-FICTION CHARMAINE CHAN

    E-books/audiobooks: non-fiction

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Global Mom by Melissa Dalton-Bradford read by Melissa Dalton-Bradford Familius  (audiobook) 3 stars At first readers might be surprised to learn about Familius, which is "a place where mothers are celebrated … a book publisher dedicated to helping families be happy". But then it all makes sense when you take in Global Mom , which tells the story ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - NON-FICTION CHARMAINE CHAN

    E- and audiobook reviews: non-fiction

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Drugs for Life by Joseph Dumit  (read by John Brancy) University Press Audiobooks  (audiobook) 4 stars If you are on prescription medication despite not feeing sick and if you wonder when, if ever, you can stop taking those drugs, read this book. By Joseph Dumit, who subtitles his work How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health , it shows that whereas ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Lights, camera, interaction

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan charmaine.chan@scmp.com User-friendly exhibits, combined with a healthy respectfor the city's movie heritage, give the Shanghai Film Museum broad appeal Lights, camera, interaction It is late Sunday morning and I am rolling around on my belly pretending to be anime heroine Princess Tutu's cat. I stretch, I scratch, I lap up the attention as my cartoon shadow, ...

  5. Manufacturing Depression

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Manufacturing Depression by Gary Greenberg Bloomsbury HK$130 Psychotherapist Gary Greenberg, an 'officially depressed person', believes the medical industry has too much power over our inner lives - in naming our pain, then selling us pills to n ...

  6. Drive

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Drive by Daniel H. Pink Canongate, HK$153 Remember Microsoft's disc and online encycopaedia MSN Encarta? Daniel Pink uses its demise and, by contrast, Wikipedia's surge in popularity, to illustrate his arguments about what fuels our drive to suc ...

  7. Mandela's Way

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Mandela's Way by Richard Stengel Virgin Books HK$148 Richard Stengel's book on Nelson Mandela falls into the self-help category. But although Mandela's Way: 15 Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage seeks to inspire readers by making an example ...

  8. Shape shifting

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Interior designer Luis Yan knew he was right for the job when it came to renovating a 2,000 sq ft Mid-Levels' flat. He was full of ideas but, most importantly, he had recently refurbished an identical space a few floors below. His knowledge of the bu ...

  9. Elephants on Acid

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Elephants on Acid by Alex Boese Pan, HK$128 Books about science can be hard sells. Not Elephants on Acid, a collection of short chapters devoted to 'bizarre experiments' in biology and psychology. Tests include those to discover whether people can tell Coke apart from Pepsi and whether you can learn in your sleep. Readers who follow Alex Boese's ...

  10. Madoff

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Madoff by Erin Arvedlund Penguin, HK$142 In 2001 Erin Arvedlund wrote an article for Barron's about Bernard Madoff in which she quoted the fraudster saying about his operations: 'I can't go into it in great detail.' Like others, she found it odd that Madoff supposedly ran a US$6 billion hedge fund but his performance figures were never in databases ...




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