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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Former Wall Street trader sets up centre to teach kids the value of money

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:05pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com A former Wall Street trader hasset up a learning centre that teaches youngsters to appreciate the value of money, writes Elaine Yau Saving graces Since her ... aged from four to 14. "I worked for big Wall Street banks for seven to eight years, focused on equity markets from the trading floor, and I quite liked it. But after having kids, I want ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Martin Scorsese explains why The Wolf of Wall Street goes to extremes

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:01am by Richard James Havis

    ... DiCaprio, the filmmaker explores the question once again in The Wolf of Wall Street, a loud, brash and often outrageous film set in the New York financial district during the late-1980s. ... time." The Wolf of Wall Street is intense, and scenes of degrading misbehaviour and foolishness bombard the viewer. There are Roman-style orgies with dancing prostitutes, lowbrow escapades ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Novel explores lives of Beijing's unnoticed street hawkers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18pm by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... overlooked: the prostitutes, the hawkers, the street peddlers  At its heart is the streetwise, yet endearingly wide-eyed, Dunhuang. After his arrest for selling counterfeit documents and IDs, ... the city. And as Dunhuang wanders the streets, the very storms he battles seem to mirror his own restlessness. This is apparent in the title, Running Through Beijing. Being on the run ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    CIA's war of words with the Soviets

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by GDN

    ... of non-acceptance of the socialist revolution Novy mir journal to boris pasternak, in rejecting his novel  The Soviet view was that Western culture, in its late capitalist phase, was degenerate and sterile, ... in the mid-1950s, associated with reform-minded journals such as Novy Mir (New World), but the work that excited a Soviet public wasn't necessarily going to appeal to Western readers any more than ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - TECHNOLOGY

    Book: Virtual Unreality: Just because the internet told you so, how do you know it's true? By Charles Seife

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You So, How Do You Know It's True? by Charles Seife Viking 3.5 stars Richard James Havis Most people in the developed world use Google and Wikipedia to look things up on a regular basis, and many will have noticed inaccurate results and entries cropping up in both. Charles Seife, a professor of journalism ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Journalist turns China experience into thriller

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by James Kidd

    ... What possessed you to give up a stellar career in journalism to write- not only your first book but the first part of a trilogy? When I started writing Night Heron, I just knew this was one ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Kate Whitehead

    ... your back, then you're not doing it right. But although dai pai dong embody the spirit of the city, this no-frills street food experience is under threat of extinction, say two young ... them," says Angelakis. The name dai pai dong means "restaurant with a big licence plate", referring to the size of the licences, which are bigger than those of other licensed street ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Labelling seen as one way to trim the rise in obesity in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Richard Lord

    ... the medical establishment, too, with a recent article appearing in the British Medical Journal, written by Simon Capewell, professor in the department of public health and policy at Britain's ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... authority waned farther away from Beijing, is given a modern application as Eimer paints a China unrecognisable from a postcard of the Great Wall or a stroll along the Bund in Shanghai. His journey ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Window-themed Andrew Wyeth exhibition reveals much to admire, little to love

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... the degree to which Wyeth is engaged with abstraction throughout these works on show. Wood, walls, grass, cracked plaster, rumpled bed linens, distant hills and patches of sky are all rendered ...




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