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Camp spreads words of wisdom

Recently I went on a day camp organised by the Parliamentary Debating Society that covered the British parliamentary style (BPS Debate) of debating.

Friday, 16 June, 2006, 12:00am

Spies like us

It reads more like an article in a teenage girls' magazine, but Australia's domestic intelligence agency hopes a breezy new advertising campaign will help attract a fresh generation of spies to its ranks.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Q & A

My daughter is in Primary One. At our first parent meeting her teacher talked about multiple intelligences and that I shouldn't worry only about her academic results. What does she mean, and aren't her academic studies still the most important?

Joan Lau, trained in educational psychology, responds:

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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Try to be an angel

Recently, my schoolmate said something awful to me, and I felt very angry about it.

For a while I couldn't stop thinking about it, and I hated my schoolmate. Did she know how unhappy she made me?

Then, I thought about why I cared so much - it was just a few words and a small frustration

in life.

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Aim to end ban on democrats

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen deserves credit for persuading mainland leaders to allow pro-democracy camp lawmakers to visit Guangdong. It may be only for 36 hours, but the agreement on Hong Kong legislators' visit has broken the deadlock. It is a very significant step in the right direction.

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Analyst positions may suit recent graduates

The Airport Authority has several vacancies for analysts to work for its various business and service units.

'This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates with some work experience to learn about the aviation business,' said Lucy Lui, senior human resources manager, relationship management at the Airport Authority.

3 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Men smarter?

Men have larger brains, higher IQs, and are simply smarter than women, says a British academic (already controversial for his claim that white people are more intelligent than blacks). Thus men are more likely to win Nobel prizes. What's your view? Write to us

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Forces side with screen in the war between books and TV

Forget that bulky cultural ballast, the book. If you want to wise up, embrace modern electronic visual entertainment.

That is the message from cultural commentator Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good For You.

17 May 2005 - 12:00am

Forces side with screen in book-TV war

Forget that bulky cultural ballast, the book. If you want to wise up, embrace modern electronic visual entertainment.

That is the message from cultural commentator Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good For You.

17 May 2005 - 12:00am

Genius in a bottle

Statistics show parents want smarter children, but can we buy higher IQs?

FROM THE MOMENT a child is conceived, mothers-to-be are bombarded with marketing hype on products that purport to make their children smarter - prenatal drinks, baby Mozart, formula milk, intelligent toys. The offers are endless.

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Gifted children are in a class of their own

UNTIL HE WAS 11 months old, Thomas Carlyle was supposed not to have uttered a word. Then one day, hearing another child crying in the house, he looked up at his nurse and asked: 'What ails wee Jock?'

2 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Special unit to hunt down car racers

An intelligence unit has been set up to gather information and track down illegal car racers.

The Traffic Intelligence Co-ordination Group was formed in September and is modelled on the Criminal Intelligence Bureau.

10 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Spies in the dark

The inquiries set up by US President George W. Bush and Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair into the performance of the CIA and MI6 in providing intelligence to justify the war on Iraq could shatter the careers of a number of leading politicians and spymasters. They could also vitally affect the way the intelligence organisations go about their business.

11 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Passion for music, maths and Mensa

Ronald Wilson believes he would never have become a senior member of the local branch of Mensa, the high IQ club, if he hadn't been kicked out of school at 16.

12 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Are men smarter than women?

Intelligence is a subject close to every ambitious parent's heart. IQ testing tends to stir passionate responses among just about everyone, not least because studies regularly show differences between the sexes.

19 Dec 2003 - 12:00am