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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... The therapy reduced their risk of death alone by 55 per cent. Those benefits far outstripped rates of effectiveness for men, whose risk of heart failure or death declined by only 26 per cent with CRT, ... "Metabolism is affected by cyclical rhythms within the body that relate to sleeping, waking and light exposure."   Fertility troubles linked to psychiatric disorders in children Children born ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Tai Po’s indie star in the making

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:11pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... these autographs at the players' tunnel during my three years working there." The fertile music scene in the UK was an eye-opening experience for him, too. "People are really keen on live ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: when menstruation doesn't mean ovulation

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:42am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... children decreased, from 80.8 per cent in 2007, to 63.8 per cent in 2012. Despite these changing attitudes, birth and fertility rates in Hong Kong are still among the lowest in Asia, mainly because couples are getting married later or putting off having children. Another explanation for this trend is the misconception women have about their fertility, such as having a period means ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

    Brief Encounters: Steven Holtzman, founder of Maîtres du Temps

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by Abid Rahman

    ... been forgotten. Everybody wants to be that breakthrough winner, and there are a lot of casualties along the way. The failure rate of start-up mechanical watch brands is extremely high. Most ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    Beauty Low-down: Eyebrow liners

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... with a handy spiral brush for grooming. There are four shades — soft brown, stromboli, chestnut and mocha — to choose from.  Rating: 3/5 Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Brow Lift Duo (HK$220/1.2 ... — and stays in place for up to 12 hours.  Rating: 3.5/5 Kose Fasio Powder Eyebrow Pencil (HK$88/0.7 grams) Claim: A fragrance-free powder-based liner featuring pigments of two different tones ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Bands that found their art in San Francisco

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 12:17pm by MCT

    ... in the late 1950s was ground zero in the birth of rock'n'roll, San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s was the Fertile Crescent of its evolution, says classic rock guitarist-singer Steve ... Company) when he opened for the Steve Miller Band. Schon says that in that fertile San Francisco music scene, he was busy first as a member of Santana, "and I'd never really seen Steve ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    The Great War that detonated a creative explosion

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18pm by Richard Lord

    ... and cinematic imaginations to quite the same extent. Films and books about the war have continued to be made until the present day, although the late 1920s and early 1930s was a particularly fertile ...

  8. Lifestyle - Travel

    Anthony Lark and Trisara are redefining the high-end hotel in Asia

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Andrew Sun

    ... rated resort for Phuket. Clearly they're doing something right, but Lark is loath to suggest it achieved its status through corporate strategy. "Our brand pillar is location, quality ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Japan: The Paradox of Harmony, by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... as in this book. As someone who lives in Japan and has the deepest respect for many of its traditional attributes- loyalty, an ethos of hard work, respect for others, a low crime rate- I find this book ... a "perilously low birth rate and a society closed to immigrants, and what do you get? An old and tired nation." But until recently, Japan was so different. This was the nation that recovered from ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

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

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

    ... increase the rate and extent of exposure. "When you exercise, the rate of breathing is increased and you take deeper breaths," says Tse. "At higher intensities, you also breathe ...




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