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App of the week: Sex Drive

App of the week: Sex Drive

Sex Drive


Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, 6:11pm

We can work it out

Peter Duncan's greatest achievement has not been leading the international design firm, Hassell, through exponential growth in China, or the design and delivery of high-profile projects. It has been the construction of a healthy life and leading the way for others.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

How we do like to be beside the seaside

Making a choice between a home in Mid-Levels or the south side? Findings from a new study might help sway your decision.

Researchers from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry revealed yesterday that people living near the coast tend to enjoy better health than those living inland.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pepper spray cans more powerful, police admit

Police have admitted using canisters with more powerful jets to douse protesters with pepper spray during President Hu Jintao's visit, but insist they did not breach safety guidelines.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Where did the love go? Partnership wilts under the stress of married life

Jane and Peter came to me for counselling to try and save their failing marriage. 'He doesn't love me any more,' Jane told me. 'All he wants to do is work, work, work. I am the only one taking care of the kids. He doesn't want to be involved in family activities.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

They were cleaned out

Nine homeless people are suing the government. They say government workers threw all their belongings away during a clean-up. The judge has asked them to see if they can reach an agreement with the government before the case comes to court again, on June 21.

The street sleepers say that among the goods they lost were identity cards, phones and bank books.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Street sleepers urged to seek settlement

Nine homeless people suing the government were urged to seek an out-of-court settlement yesterday at a preliminary hearing into the case.

Adjudicator Brian Mak urged the claimants and the Secretary for Justice to try to negotiate a settlement before the court hearing resumes on June 21.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Future city divided by personalities

Divergent Veronica Roth Published by Katherine Tegen Books ISBN 9780062024022

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

There is more to happiness than simply being told we're happy

In the dystopian 1921 novel We, Russian novelist Yevgeny Zamyatin paints a picture of a society where everyone must be happy. In that perfect world, people practise self-hypnosis by telling themselves: 'I am so happy ... so happy.'

And if some don't want to be happy, it's the government's duty to force happiness upon them.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Warm welcome for visitors

Serviced apartments in Chengdu are welcoming more international players. In 2007, the Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu entered the market with 26 serviced residences. Since then, international operators have provided more modern and stylish options.

The Oakwood Residence Funder Chengdu held a soft opening in May last year and has now completed all its 237 apartments and facilities.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Teenagers avoid Youth Square

Teenagers have hardly used the new facilities at Youth Square in Chai Wan since it opened in 2009, a government report says.

The 40,000-square-metre youth centre, built and operated by the Home Affairs Bureau, lost as much as HK$76 million during its first two years of operation.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Self-esteem a key aspect of life

Many people have problems with self-esteem. Low self-esteem can result in anxiety when one is giving a speech or taking part in social activities. In a more serious case, it could lead one to become less involved in social groups.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

In search of happiness

If luxury is a way of life, happiness is even more so. Hongkongers know how to work hard and play hard. They know all about achievements and they invest smartly. But at the end of the day, are they happy? According to the World Happiness Report commissioned by the United Nations, our city is ranked 67th worldwide.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Graduates need better work skills

I felt upset when I read about the lack of university graduates' job skills. It is disappointing that new graduates often lack enthusiasm, initiative and drive.

This shows the failure of university education, which imparts basic knowledge but fails to help students develop a good attitude towards their work and future.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

Milk it for what it's worth

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am