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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Students studying abroad must strike a balance between study and social life

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:15pm by Karen Pittar

    ... Karen Pittar life@scmp.com Studying abroad means striking a balance between the books and your social life- and making local friends is key. Degrees of separation Hannah Hye-eun Yang ... The greater test was balancing his social activities with academic commitments. "That's a skill I think most people get wrong in their first year," he says. Bond Smith achieved good ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Style Check: no social good comes from a photo shoot showing violence

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:48pm by Jing Zhang

    ... The incident sparked nationwide protests, legislative reform and debate on all strata of Indian society. So, it is no surprise that once Shetye's shoot went viral, outrage poured forth from social ... by the restrictions and prejudice he saw around him. "It's unfortunate that I am compelled to justify my artistic expression around a social issue," he told The Independent, adding he was glad ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Converted Mini the wheel deal for budding DJs

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:11pm by James King

    ... in Tsuen Wan. Without actually reproducing those pharmaceutically assisted journeys of the 1960s, the shiny auto emporium is offering, until Sunday, a unique behind-the-wheel experience that might ... The one-off, non-factory-fitted optional extras and their surroundings produce what assistant marketing manager Katherine Ng of Mini Hong Kong calls "a conceptual driving experience" that can ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - OS X Yosemite

    First look: Apple's new OS X Yosemite offers sleek new styling, privacy and security

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:49pm

    ... and links to a user’s social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. A bonus here is easy customisation by adding widgets, such as ESPN SportsCentre, which can be found on the Mac App ... dragged the attachment into the app’s compose window and Mail handled the rest. Users will also find that Mail transmits an attachment securely to iCloud, where it is stored encrypted. Attachments ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HKUST programme aims to equip students with real-world skills

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:41pm by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... is encouraged through regional and international competitions. The most important aspect is developing a feeling of camaraderie to make the students feel secure. Teaching assistant Eric Leung Chun-yin, ... student Pako Yam Pak-hin. The students also spend a lot of downtime together. "We work hard but also have fun," says Yam. Woo says he sometimes uses social occasions to talk to his ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, attempts the first comprehensive assessment of global refuse-burning data, including how much carbon dioxide, carbon ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    New compendium showcases local literature from early 20th century

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:48pm by Oliver Chou

    ... By the 1990s there were some accounts by mainland scholars, but these were far from comprehensive," Chan says. The project's eventual success had nothing to do with a change of government ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... national security team.” About 20 audience members – including artists, Westerners and journalists living in Beijing – held out their smartphones to capture the scene. “They started pushing people ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Ancient manuscripts tell of proud, independent people

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Chinese nation that had existed for millennia. For the general reader, this is a dense book. Thum, assistant professor of history at Loyola University in New Orleans, discusses the different ... majority, see Chinese rule over the region as illegitimate," he writes. "The Chinese government's heavy-handed security policies prevent independent systematic opinion polls ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Book offers an antidote to intensive mothering

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:23am by Annie Ho

    ... of the statements contained in) Brigid Schulte's Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time. Schulte is an award-winning journalist whose book has given a comprehensive picture of being ...




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