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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Liberal studies fires up social awareness among students

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:12pm by Perry Bayer

    ... Perry Bayer life@scmp.com Liberal studies fires social awareness It has been claimed in the past that students and young people in Hong Kong generally have little interest in current ... colleagues. What this has really meant is a burgeoning social awareness among Hong Kong youth. Teachers are exchanging anecdotes about the greater interest shown by students in local and international ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: the importance of teaching children good social skills

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart life@scmp.com Good manners make positive first impressions How can I help my young son develop better social skills? He is often awkward in company and can appear ... a character from Downton Abbey, he can still use good manners to create a positive impression. You can gently encourage him to say please and thank you, small social graces that make a big difference. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Care in the community

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Universities are trying try to instil a sense of social responsibility in their students. Nora Tong learns about their experiences Care beyond the campus During the eight weeks ... before making it mandatory for all undergraduates from 2014-2015 onwards. "Higher education institutions have [a] responsibility to promote social and civic awareness and engagement among ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Can email survive in a social media world?

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:53pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Outside the inbox Instant messaging is growing fast. WhatsApp boasts 500 million active users, and WeChat has 438 million. The former is owned by social media ... popular, email is not going anywhere. Yet the "evidence" persists that social media and instant messaging are eating away at enthusiasm for email in our personal lives. "I have seen ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lifestyle - ETIQUETTE

    Stop being so rude! Etiquette coaching on the rise in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:42pm by Mark Sharp

    ... sense, he says. So, who has been providing etiquette coaching since 2008, launched the East-West Institute of Applied Etiquette last month, in response to growing demand from corporations, ... with the brand." Other clients are from companies entering the mainland who may not be familiar with its social and cultural nuances. For these people, poor etiquette could be a deal-breaker. "When ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Now, Big Brother- and his wife- are watching you

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Mobile app allows the tech-savvy in the family to set up a social-media TV channel so elderly can keep up with relatives at flick of a switch Now, Big brother, ... other social media, a parent can feel left out. That has proved the case with Joe Wong Chi-yin's mother, who cannot get the hang of using an iPad. "I bought her an iPad three years ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Academics pledge to help students who boycott classes over suffrage row

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:12pm by Luisa Tam

    ... to make sure the police do not misbehave Gordon Mathews He insists as an educator that it's his responsibility to help students if they miss classes as long as there are legitimate reasons. Taking part in Occupy Central is a "civic responsibility which students should be encouraged to do", he says. Wong also plans to help students who take part in the boycott. Wong says: ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Cyclists hit the road early

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... incredibly social. The SIRs has become an important social glue for many in such a transient community, he says. "In its simplest form you just show up and ride. But the power of it is that interaction; it becomes a social group in addition to family and work, another spoke." What has surprised you most about the SIRs? That it has continued to grow. Three years after starting ...




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