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Where are your manners? Hong Kong students taught etiquette of Western dining

The menu: a green salad, steak with potatoes, peas and bread, and for dessert, cake. The setting: six large tables with colourful tablecloths and cutlery set out. The guests: students of the...

3 Mar 2015 - 6:45pm
Divorce: should you rule it out just for your children's sake?

Divorce is not a one-off event and there is no quick or pain-free way to do it. An experienced marriage counsellor could help you see whether the relationship can go forward and, if not, help with...

3 Mar 2015 - 6:01am
Divorce: should you rule it out just for your children's sake?

Nobel Peace laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai was barely of school age in 2001. when Kamal Ahmad came up with the idea of establishing a tertiary institution for women in Asia....

2 Mar 2015 - 6:21am
Divorce: should you rule it out just for your children's sake?

Reading is a young activity in evolutionary terms. Humans have been speaking in some form for hundreds of thousands of years; we are born with the ability to acquire speech etched into our...

2 Mar 2015 - 6:05am
Divorce: should you rule it out just for your children's sake?

As a poor village boy in western Kenya, Erick Komolo walked 10 kilometres a day to and from primary school.

24 Feb 2015 - 5:47pm
Sibling devotion: How to foster love between brothers and sisters

When Diane Knippen's third child was on the way, she and her husband had a conversation about shared values. "We decided on pretty broad items," Knippen recalls. "Be a good citizen of the world,...

24 Feb 2015 - 10:26am

"I don't have any [imagination]," I used to tell my mother. But the truth is, my childhood was replete with unstructured time and full of imaginative play. However, for this generation of students...

24 Feb 2015 - 10:15am


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A new study by Yale University in the US may have found a link between energy drinks and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in middle school children.

23 Feb 2015 - 6:12am

Over the Lunar New Year, most Hongkongers get togetherfor family banquets, tally up the number of red packets they've received, or simply take the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned break. But...

17 Feb 2015 - 6:11am

Parents may not have the resources of security agencies, but it's not that hard for them to snoop on their smartphone-addicted children.

17 Feb 2015 - 6:09am

Dress code enforcement at my daughter's primary school is getting very lax. Lots of her friends wear jewellery, have fake tattoos and go to school with their nails painted even though it is not...

17 Feb 2015 - 6:01am

Even with only eight million people in an area that's two-thirds the size of Taiwan, Israel has 3,800 start-ups - that's one for every 2,000 people.

16 Feb 2015 - 1:38pm

Cinci Leung Wun-sien has a busy year ahead. Besides building her practice in Chinese medicine, contributing newspaper columns and raising a toddler, she is also developing her own line of herbal...

11 Feb 2015 - 11:53am

In the era of e-learning, students from poor backgrounds are lagging behind. Charities are doing their best to help, but educators say the government must do more.

10 Feb 2015 - 11:42am

For me, the essence of Lunar New Year is perfectly embodied in A New Year's Reunion, the award-winning picture book by Yu Liqiong. I didn't discover it until 2011, and since then I have read it...

10 Feb 2015 - 6:03am

The adage "home is where the heart is" aptly characterises the vision of Habitat for Humanity, the world's largest non-profit housing organisation, founded in 1976 in the US. And Hong Kong's...

9 Feb 2015 - 6:15am

With mid-term exams done and dusted at most secondary schools, it won't be long before parents' day rolls around.

9 Feb 2015 - 6:07am

Nobel prize winner offers simple advice

Hiroshi Amano, the 2014 Nobel laureate in physics, has told an audience at a talk at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University that he managed to become a...

9 Feb 2015 - 6:00am

Most kindergartens make a big deal of Mother's Day. But what if the child doesn't have a mum, what if he has two dads instead?

16 Feb 2015 - 9:55pm

Marie Kondo, the Japanese diva of decluttering, may have some useful tips for families trying to establish some order in cramped flats.

3 Feb 2015 - 10:53am

Worried parents are increasingly asking whether they should send their children to school and whether class suspensions are needed amid a deadly flu outbreak that has killed 118 people over the...

5 Feb 2015 - 5:56pm

Educational research points to the value of learning and using cursive handwriting on a regular basis. It helps to increase the speed at which children work, and helps their fluency of thought

3 Feb 2015 - 10:52am

Britain became the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies with DNA from three people after MPs voted for the controversial procedure.

4 Feb 2015 - 10:25am

Will I get pregnant if I run a red light?" This is a question written in Chinese posted on Sticky Rice Love, an online sex education platform for local youth. The question has nothing to do with...

2 Feb 2015 - 6:15am

As the demand for learning English, the world's lingua franca, stays strong, the market for English testing is also growing.

2 Feb 2015 - 6:12am

Rankings of tertiary institutions often grab attention. So it's no surprise that a recent exercise undertaken by the University Grants Committee (UGC) to gauge the research performance of our...

2 Feb 2015 - 6:00am

Sugata Mitra is a polymath who has studied energy storage systems, designed batteries and worked on computer networking. But for the past 15 years, he has been preoccupied with educational...

2 Feb 2015 - 10:39am

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