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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDIA

    House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:17pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Raising their sites The abrupt closure of House News on July 26 sent a chill through the media community, highlighting the difficulties of operating an independent news portal, especially in Hong Kong's highly politicised environment. Yet within a week, another news site, Hong Kong Citizens' Media, sprang up to deliver financial news ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How horticulture therapy can teach life skills to those with special needs

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan Bernice.Chan@scmp.com A local association is spreading the word on how looking after plants can teach valuable skills to those with special needs, writes Bernice Chan Garden ... going to do. The group of 10 SEN (special education needs) students include those with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. They were recommended by the school's social ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - THE MIND

    No truth at all in movie Lucy's capacity to thrill

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by MCT

    ... intent on grounding [it]- at least partly- in scientific fact". However, its premise is based on a myth of unknown origin that humans use only 10 per cent of their brain's capacity. Author Kate Wong writes in a Scientific American blog: "The notion that we humans have massive reserves of grey matter just sitting there waiting to be summoned into service has obvious ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Brief Encounters: Rumi Neely

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:32am by Divia Harilela

    ... Los Angeles-based Rumi Neely was one of fashion's first bloggers, having founded her site, Fashion Toast, in 2007. Today, it attracts more than one million visitors a month. She often ... At the time, the blogs I enjoyed looking at were from Sweden. People have been documenting their outfits there for years- it's a way of life. I decided to create a site that had a similar casual ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based environmentalist and inventor is developing special boats with shape-shifting hulls to help clean-up the oceans Twisting in the wind A Yuen ... with an iron roof after acquiring the site in June last year. He first visited Hong Kong last year while sailing around the world on a four-month cruise for entrepreneurs and students. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HKUST programme aims to equip students with real-world skills

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

    ... Andrea Zavadszky life@scmp.com Hardwired for success In their first semester at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, some students will be thrown in at the deep end. Every year between September and December, about 120 students are recruited to the Centre for Global and Community Engagement, where they undergo special training. They take up extracurricular activities ...

  7. Lifestyle

    Theresa Loong made a documentary about her father's time as a POW

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:48pm by Bernice Chan

    ... Japanese guards, though they were more interested in finding a radio. "Most of the time we didn't know what was happening in the world," says Loong, who will be 91 next month. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION JANE ANSON

    Wine Opinion: Couple revive traditional cider making in Normandy

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:32am by Jane Anson

    ... morning workers. In the interests of research, I follow suit. The hot black coffee followed by the slight sting of alcohol burns my throat. Then the honeyed apple accent of the calvados makes its ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    Word of mouth: Language-recognition software takes off

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:32am by Jamie Carter

    ... are fewer than before, errant words can appear at any time. In my test, "toothache" was transcribed as "238". Interestingly, it doesn't take long to get used to talking ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Ned Benson's debut films are the same story from different points of view

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by James Mottram

    ... he was gorging on everyone from Kieslowski to Olivier Assays, Laurent Cantet, Agnès Varda and the Dardenne brothers. Yet while Benson admits Kieslowski's thematic interests and visual ... And then he went and wrote Her. And it was really special," Chastain says. With two scripts, one showing Conor's viewpoint and the other Eleanor's, the combined result is a film about ...




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