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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    Silicon Valley the 'most ageist' place in America, investigation says

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Even those in their 20s are turning to cosmetic procedures to appear more youthful 'Ageist' US tech firms drive staff to surgery Silicon Valley has become the most ageist place in the United States. The tech sector, according to an investigation by The New Republic, does not look kindly on less than perfectly smooth skin- and even twentysomethings are now ...

  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Even popular teens bullied at school, not just outcasts, says US study

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:13pm by NYT

    ... in the United States, write that traditional views of bullying, reported by nearly a fifth of teenagers, tell less than the whole story. "For most students, gains in status increase the likelihood ...

  3. News - World - SOCIETY

    Almost half of Europe's young adults living with parents, survey finds

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by GDN

    ... In Italy, nearly four-fifths (79 per cent) of young adults were living with their parents. However, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom saw decreases in their numbers over ...

  4. Business - Money - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong has more millionaires than ever – but one in 10 are considering leaving the city

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 02:57pm by KANIS LI

    ... the desire to leave the city. Australia, Canada and the United States are the preferred destinations. The number of people with HK$1 million or more in liquid assets- in the form of deposits ... there, followed by Canada (23 per cent), the United States (22 per cent) and Taiwan (22 per cent). ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Happy birthday Hello Kitty! Superstar cat celebrates 40th anniversary

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:36am by Amy Nip

    ... or drinking spirits. While Sanrio specialises in the kawaii (cute) side of Japanese culture, Tsang said Hello Kitty sometimes transcends that, such as by spinning discs in a club. "Apart from ...

  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers, rural residents paying the price for a cleaner future

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... its boom period expanded its assets to nearly one billion yuan, is now a lumbering ruin choked by long grass. Local governments have pledged to offer training and other services to help ... will create more jobs for better-educated people, such as scientists, engineers, and financial professionals. A service sector expansion will absorb more workers. "I'd expect some local ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Women still on outer edges in key industries

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:59am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... are women, while women traders make up just 16 per cent of the nine trading and hedge-fund dealing rooms surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, on behalf of the Women's Foundation. Only ... yesterday. Chow said 60 per cent of complaints to the commission concerned workplaces, of which 40 per cent were gender-related. Economist Intelligence Unit researcher Laurel West said at least 20 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I think of her as a mother as well': Hong Kong-born British man searches for long-lost nanny

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:04am

    ... then briefly at Grampian Road in Kowloon City. The family eventually settled at 25 King’s Park in Yau Ma Tei, one of several civil-service residential blocks at the time, around today’s King’s Park ... translated that part. In his father’s time, Grew says, all expats working in the civil service would serve three years, then go back to their home country for a year before returning for another ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Funeral industry diploma seeks to bury old ways

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:37am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... no longer meeting demand, the funeral industry is starting its own diploma course. Only, the Hong Kong Institute of Funeral Service course in funeral planning will not have government accreditation ... as the diploma, the institute, in collaboration with a funeral services company, will also offer a certificate and higher certificate. About 40 people aged 19 to 55 have already enrolled. But course ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    15pc of mainland Chinese now over age of 60, official says

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:35am by Angela Meng

    ... services for the elderly were a lack of financial resources, a lack of available land and the difficulty in recruiting nursing staff. The country's ageing population has been growing ... The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has required local governments to implement the planning, construction and supervision of pension service facilities. Meanwhile, Dou said the central ...




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