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Pick-me-up drinks can let you down

I am writing in response to the article 'Take care over pick-me-up drinks' (Young Post, July 13). We can roughly divide such drinks into two categories.

Thursday, 25 August, 2011, 12:00am

Manage your caffeine breaks and midsection

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Coffee shops are the road warrior's pit lane. So whether you're a roving freelancer or a sales rep on the go, you'll be glad to know there's an app to help streamline your caffeine breaks - and your midriff.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Watchdog warns against slimming gels

There is inadequate evidence that slimming gels or creams work, a consumer watchdog warned yesterday.

15 May 2010 - 12:00am

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Failure actually makes sense

In your daily life, have you ever seen some scenes that you have come across in your dreams? Many of you may have had this experience. Is it the sixth sense? Or is it just a hallucination?

What would the world be like if we really had this kind of sixth sense? Everybody would take things easy since they would already know the result.

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Teenage robber 'high' on caffeine

A teenage boy who drove 300km to rob a supermarket at knifepoint may have been delirious on the energy drink Red Bull, of which he drank more than 10 cans a day.

Psychiatric and medical evidence suggested the 17-year-old may have been suffering caffeine intoxication when he held up the supermarket wearing a balaclava and armed with a butterfly knife.

11 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

How do people take the caffeine out of coffee? Regular raw (green) coffee beans are soaked in hot water or steamed for about five hours. This softens the beans and helps open their pores. The beans are then treated with solvents made of chlorine, for example.

5 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Becker fails to play the game

To the rest of the world he may be a superstar but by all accounts Boris Becker is just another foreign face in Hong Kong.

Here for the Marlboro tennis championship, Becker checked into The Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay. After whooping it up with a bottle of mineral water at Top of the Town nightclub, he decided to get in some practice on the tennis courts.

19 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

DB discovers smart sarnies

Discovery Bay has finally stepped into the designer sandwich age. Helped by the baking skills of the American Pie, Stars Cafe offers a top-class range of breads, including tomato focaccia and ciabatta, as well as the best carrot cake that side of the water.

9 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Win precious for Murphy

MAN-of-the-moment Declan Murphy will be attempting to keep his great run going in the featured Stock Exchange Challenge Cup at Happy Valley tonight when he again partners fluent last start winner, Precious Delights.

19 May 1993 - 12:00am

Chocolate poisons dogs

SOMETIMES people buy cocoa-bean hulls from organic nurseries to use as mulch, not knowing that they are poisonous to dogs.

Dogs have died not only from eating cocoa-bean hulls, but also from eating chocolate in any form. The culprit is a caffeine-related chemical in cocoa called theobromine.

12 May 1993 - 12:00am

Treble win lifts Kan's clouds

FORMER champion trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee - under pressure after one of his horses failed a dope test 12 days ago - was back in the spotlight yesterday with a treble at Sha Tin, including the $1.25 million Piaget Cup.

2 May 1993 - 12:00am