Book review: Give and Take, by Adam Grant

Abraham Lincoln is remembered for acting in the best interests of others.

Success coach Adam Grant has a stunning string of accomplishments behind him.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 4:03pm 1 comment

Healthier and slimmer adults have better self-control, studies show

Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

I will not eat fudge cake. I will not eat fudge cake. I will not eat fudge cake. I will eat fudge cake.

Why is it that some people can resist temptation while others can't? Experts zero in on one factor - self-control - and many believe that this trait is a limited resource.

25 Sep 2012 - 10:56am

Burnout plaguing 30pc of doctors

Thirty per cent of doctors in public hospitals are suffering from extreme exhaustion, some harbouring suicidal thoughts, according to a study using an internationally recognised test for burnout.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Willpower by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney Penguin

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The power of positive thinking

As students, we face lots of problems, such as countless tests and homework. Although it is a common situation for all of us, we cannot deny that these problems leave us feeling exhausted. In fact, most of us dread the idea of doing this over and over again.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

If you feel it, you can do it

In 1954, Englishman Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes. It was a feat many believed impossible, but in front of about 3,000 spectators at a meet between the British Amateur Athletics Association and the University of Oxford, the then 25-year-old medical student pushed himself to complete the race in three minutes, 59.4 seconds.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A healthy lifestyle is key for model couple

Plenty of show business types seem to venture into the food and beverage business, but model couple Jocelyn Luko and Anthony Sandstrom want to make a business out of making us feel younger and healthier.

At a press conference on Wednesday at their Life Clinic, in Central, the couple talked about their motivations and future plans.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Stigma of dropping back a year may hurt self-esteem

My son is one of the youngest in his Primary Two class. He is finding his school work very difficult and is behind his peers, particularly in reading and writing. I feel he should be moved down a year group even though he has lots of friends in the class. I have discussed my worries with his teacher and she agrees he's struggling with his work.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


We need more sports facilities

I am concerned about the shortage of sport facilities in Hong Kong.

A recent study shows that nearly one in five Hongkongers are obese, partly because of a lack of exercise. But even if many of these people chose to take part in sports, it would be difficult to find sports facilities for all of them.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Modesty's value differs East to West

Being modest can boost your self- esteem if you hail from East Asia. But for people in Western societies, not so much. That, at least, is what professor Cai Huajian of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and an international research team have found.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Home ownership must not be ever-elusive

Last week, the University of Hong Kong Social Sciences Research Centre released results of a survey into people's hopes towards buying property. The news is bleak. About 60 per cent of the 1,063 respondents feel 'no hope' of being able to buy a house within the next 10 years if price levels remain where they are.

11 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Executive incentives

Cecilia Yeung Wai-ling, director of sales Jetour Mice Services

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Psychological warfare

A friend who is a senior sales and marketing director has complained to Baat Gwaa about how difficult it is to hire good people these days because of the 'employee-friendly market'.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Don't put things off till tomorrow

I am writing in response to the letter 'Tomorrow, the future of today' (Young Post, March 24). We always say we have a lot of time and we put things off till tomorrow. But that's just an excuse. I like the Spanish proverb which says, 'Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week'.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am

Voice in the wilderness

I am a house captain at my school, and after the recent athletic meet, I was frustrated and disappointed. It seemed that I was the only one working hard to achieve good results.

29 Jan 2010 - 12:00am