Singaporeans 'world's least emotional people'

Singapore is the most emotionless society in the world.

Never mind its temperate balmy weather, low unemployment rate and high per-capita GDP - Singapore is the most emotionless society in the world, according to a new Gallup poll, beating the traditionally po-faced Georgia, Lithuania and Russia in a survey of more than 150 na

Friday, 23 November, 2012, 2:49am

Book: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Book: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

A research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Brene Brown has spent a decade studying shame, and this book explains why she believes that particular emotion underpins many of the social problems experienced by modern urban society.

3 Dec 2012 - 6:43pm

Pacifiers inhibit emotional growth in boys, US studies suggest

You may want to think twice before sticking that pacifier back in your baby boy's mouth. Three new studies, published as a single research report, find that heavy pacifier use leads to stunted emotional development among males.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:31am

Sing a song to rid yourself of fear

Everyone has someone or something he or she fears. When we are afraid, our heart is as weak as a feather; it can be blown away.

During times like this, singing can help us. People who are afraid should sing, because singing eases our mind and makes us feel good.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Shame On You Award

29 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Discover a Richer Life

Discover a Richer Life by Ernest Holmes Tarcher/Penguin HK$104

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

City of sadness ... and anger

Hong Kong was in shock and mourning yesterday, a day after eight people were killed in Manila - a shock mixed with anger at the handling of the drama

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Attacks on children signal deeper social ills

The recent spate of at least five senseless attacks on kindergartens and primary schools, since late March, has understandably caused national anxiety over school safety and has prompted analysts to explore deeper social implications.

10 May 2010 - 12:00am

League threatens legal action over T-shirts

The League of Social Democrats has threatened legal action if the customs department does not return 115 T-shirts, seized under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, within a week.

The T-shirts mocking the league's rivals - the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong - were seized at the Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park.

23 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Emotions Thelma Aoyama (CD)

Japanese R&B diva Thelma Aoyama is back with some inspiring songs on her latest album, Emotions. After Utada Hikaru, Aoyama is probably Japan's strongest performer. Her stunning voice ensures impressive sales of albums such as the recent Love! Thelma Love Song Collection.

27 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Action is needed on poisonings

I have been so upset to read about all these cases of poor mainland children getting lead poisoning or poisoning from other chemicals from factories. How can something like this happen? Does no one care?

29 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Banned Saint-Martin eyes return

Within minutes of incurring another one-month ban yesterday, French jockey Eric Saint-Martin submitted his application to return for next season.

Saint-Martin was suspended for a month, backdated to Friday, after pleading guilty to breaching Rule 155(27), dealing with a licensed person's obligation to attend or remain at any inquiry as required by the stewards.

5 May 2009 - 12:00am

Some face-saving tips

We all know there are differences between Chinese and western culture. The most obvious one is 'face'. To Chinese people, face is paramount. They are really sensitive about it in social life and business because it is a symbol of their status. If we cause someone to lose face, the relationship will probably be ruined.

17 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Don't let anger hurt or control you

An angry person often acts without first thinking about what they are going to do. They are usually reacting emotionally rather than rationally to an event.

While we don't consider angry people to be mentally well, we also don't think it is a good idea to suppress anger.

30 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Polish group to turn table on fans

Playing a table must be one of the most novel ways to make music, but that's exactly what The Table musical by Polish group Karbido is all about.

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am