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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Wilson, by A. Scott Berg

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Wilson by A. Scott Berg Putnam 3.5 stars David Wilson Despite running his country during a world war and racking up some epic achievements, Woodrow Wilson is no household name. In fact, the two-term president seems to be the grey man of American political history. A hundred years from Wilson's inauguration, biographer A. Scott Berg says the reason for his ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: American Alligator, by Kelby Ouchley

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson American Alligator: Ancient Predator in the Modern World by Kelby Ouchley University Press of Florida 4 stars David Wilson Given that its brain weighs about 14 grams, the American alligator has done well. Starting out as "shieldcroc" - the last common ancestor of the modern alligator, caiman, crocodile and gharial - it has evolved into the keystone ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hip hop with a smiling face

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Rap in Vietnam takes a gentler, more poetic approach than the American model Hip hop with a happy face Rap music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of communist Vietnam. While pop and rock music rule the airwaves, the conservative country is also home to a thriving hip hop movement - and its figurehead is a 23-year-old woman named Suboi. Based ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Secret Millionaires Club, by Andy and Amy Heyward

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Secret Millionaires Club by Andy and Amy Heyward Wiley 3 stars David Wilson Try to think of a skill that matters more than financial literacy. If you lack it, no matter what you earn, you may waste every cent and sink into debt. So a book that teaches children the rudiments of financial literacy seems welcome. The fact that this television show-based guide taps ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Command and Control

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Command and Control by Eric Schlosser Penguin 4 stars David Wilson Global warming is not the only threat to civilisation. Remember the menace presented by nuclear weapons, argues investigative journalist Eric Schlosser in his latest non-fiction blockbuster, Command and Control . The idea of safety is a joke, judging by his book, which highlights the impact ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    No poo movement advocates suds-free hair care

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson life@scmp.com Experts split hairs over kicking the shampoo habit Despite its squeaky-clean marketing image, shampoo has a snake oil side. So say proponents of the "no poo movement". Regular shampooing is counterproductive, they say, because, in reaction, your scalp just makes more of the natural oil called sebum - spurring a vicious cycle. There had never been a time ...

  7. Lifestyle - ALBUM (1997)

    Rewind album: The Mollusk, by Ween

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Mollusk Ween Elektra Experimental rock group Ween reached new heights of weirdness with their 1997 album, named after one of the world's least prepossessing ... of music, comedy and fishing at various places including New Jersey, the backdrop for The Mollusk . David Wilson ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: The Bankers' New Clothes, by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Bankers' New Clothes by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig Princeton University Rewind to the global financial crisis of 2008. Then, it seemed clear that dramatic reform was needed to clear up the mess triggered by the collapse of global financial services firm Lehman Brothers. But, say Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig in The Bankers' New Clothes , little ...

  9. Reaching out to 'hidden' elders

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... As Hongkong Electric's 'CAREnival for the Elderly' programme enters its third year, 300 mature volunteers have been recruited to reach out to their peers who live alone with little access to social services. The volunteers, who are members ...

  10. Great things in small packages

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Horizon Plaza features an array of retailers specialising in maternity and baby products, children's clothing, books and all types of furniture, including custom-made beds, desks and chairs. In this information age, children as young as four are spen ...




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