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For the past 16 years, 'home' for Leung Bing-kuen has been a couple of ratty mattresses under the Ferry Street flyover in Yau Ma Tei.Tuesday, 6 January, 2015, 4:34pm 4 comments
Bryce Thatcher knows a thing or two about hydration packs - he invented them.
Back in the 1980s, he got fed up with running in the mountains with a water bottle jiggling around in his oversized backpack, and decided to do something about it.5 Jan 2015 - 5:21pm
The long run pack: Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 2.05 Jan 2015 - 5:21pm
Pang Ho-cheung's latest film, Women Who Flirt,is based on a book. It's not unusual for a director to do that. Yet the source material, Everyone Loves Tender Women, by Taiwanese author Luo Fu-man (aka Lover Man), is not a novel but a self-help manual of sorts.6 Jan 2015 - 1:01pm
The 40-year-old lives the life many people fantasise about - one afternoon she's chopping tomatoes in her farmhouse kitchen, on another she's plucking peaches from the garden...6 Jan 2015 - 7:19pm
My son is falling behind in maths. I've tried to help him at home, but it always ends up in an argument. His teacher agrees that tuition would be a good idea, but how can we find a reliable and good maths tutor?5 Jan 2015 - 5:11pm
Yuppies are so passé. These days, you want to be a yappie. A young art patron who is wealthy and wild about culture is a highly sought-after individual.6 Jan 2015 - 3:06pm 1 comment
Q: Can you have too much sleep?
The straight answer: Yes
The facts: Believe it or not, there is such a thing as getting too much sleep. While the occasional lie-in is generally harmless, you should watch out if you find yourself needing more than 10 or 11 hours of sleep a night over an extended period of time.5 Jan 2015 - 6:35am 2 comments
French shoemaker Berluti turns 120 this year, and in its recent history has seen quite a transformation. The brand, which was founded by Italian Alessandro Berluti in Paris in 1895, was taken into the LVMH fold in 1993.5 Jan 2015 - 6:31am
For all exercises, begin by breathing deeply two to three times, relaxing and sinking your body weight into the ball. Hold for a few seconds and feel the release. For the leg exercises, work your way down the entire length of the muscle.5 Jan 2015 - 5:58am
Where will Hollywood find its bad guys after The Interview? Daniel Miller and Josh Rottenberg ask the experts3 Jan 2015 - 9:04pm
Gary Chan's brief for his Redline label is to give bands control over their music, writes Pavan Shamdasani3 Jan 2015 - 9:04pm
Filming is now under way for the first documentary feature about one of the world's largest fish markets, Tsukiji in central Tokyo, as producers aim to preserve on screen what they see as the epitome of Japanese food culture before the market's relocation.3 Jan 2015 - 9:04pm