John Carney
John Carney
John Carney joined the Post in 2005 as a sports sub-editor, and has since held roles in the news and features departments. He also worked for two years as a senior reporter for the Daily Mail Australia in Sydney.

There are many misconceptions surrounding intermittent fasting. An expert reveals the mistakes to avoid in the health trend loved by stars like Jennifer Aniston and Kourtney Kardashian.

Men choosing to shave and wax their nether regions is a trend that has taken off in recent years, and companies like Channing Tatum-backed start-up Manscaped are looking to cash in.

Celebrities from Kourtney Kardashian to Lady Gaga swear by kombucha, a fermented tea drink with probiotic properties that’s credited with multiple health benefits including cancer prevention.

When footballer Christian Eriksen suffered a heart attack during a match, he was saved by CPR and an AED. Experts share what to do to save a cardiac arrest victim.


As Covid-19 continues to see people reconsider what’s important to them, experts predict a bigger focus on climate awareness, solo travel, health and wellness, and ‘essentialism’.

From an alarm clock that ‘fires a bullet to wake you up’ to themed marble sets from its most infamous episode, there’s no shortage of Squid Game gifts this Christmas.

Bruce Lee’s sudden death bred many conspiracy theories, among them that triads or Chinese gangs had ordered a hit on him, and even a curse. Letters referring to alleged drug use have rekindled speculation.

A period drama in China was forced to publish videos proving a cat was healthy after its death scene was deemed by fans to be too realistic to have been faked.

Following intense media focus on the former Japanese princess’s mental health, experts describe the causes, symptoms and treatment of PTSD, and how to help someone who might have it.

British singer Adele credits exercise for helping her lose weight, but rumours persist it was the Sirtfood diet that helped her drop 45kg. Experts weigh in on the radical diet.

Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography reveals how the Hong Kong episode of his travel series Parts Unknown, directed by girlfriend Asia Argento, created deep rifts within the crew.

Two husbands talk about how rediscovering love with their wives helped them survive their disease at a joint Movember and Hong Kong Cancer Fund event.

The move by the Chedi Andermatt in the Swiss Alps has been praised as a good way of appealing to younger tech-savvy customers, but some see it as just a PR gimmick.

Carmel Armstrong retired after 36 years in banking with HSBC, and now finds job satisfaction working for a charity that helps Hong Kong teens with intellectual disabilities do sports and other activities.


For tourists from mainland China, Hong Kong was for years the place to shop for Swiss watches. Today, as they spend their money at home, some market watchers doubt sales in the city will rebound.

Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Shiseido, Häagen-Dazs, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Samsung, LG – the list of brands Canto-pop boy band Mirror’s members have collaborated with goes on, but is it too much?

When Hong Kong Elvis impersonator Melvis died last year, two filmmakers were shooting a documentary about his life. They aim to keep his spirit alive by finishing the film.


The gravestone for Elizabeth Jane McBride Bracken, mother-in-law of Jose Rizal, was erected at the Happy Valley Cemetery in Hong Kong 145 years after she was laid to rest there in an unmarked grave.

A South China Morning Post editor gets lessons from some of Hong Kong’s top stand-ups before taking to the stage and finds that making people laugh for a living is a tough gig.

The daughter of Hong Kong immigrants, Hazel Chu, the first Chinese mayor of a major European capital, reflects on her parents’ work ethic, the racism she has faced all her life, and the joy of teaching English in Guilin, China.

The devastating impact of the coronavirus on bars in Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong has added to a year of turmoil that has seen tourists, sports fans and even US sailors stay away in droves. Will they ever return?

When Elvis Presley died in 1977, it had a profound effect on Kwok Lam-sang, who had never heard of the singer. Within four years, Kwok had become an Elvis impersonator. Known as Melvis, he has been rocking Hong Kong ever since.


Flat prices in the Shek Tong Tsui neighbourhood fell more than 15 per cent in the six months to February 28, according to data from local start-up Spacious, with similar falls in Yau Ma Tei, Repulse Bay and North Point.

One of the most influential rock acts in the world, Gun N’ Roses have written a ridiculous number of legendary songs. Here are our five favourites.


Country lags behind some others in wildlife conservation; overturning of ban on trade in rhino and tiger parts comes after China’s recent tightening of laws meant to protect endangered animals.

Following news that Lionel Messi will be the subject of a new Cirque du Soleil show next year, we look back at seven other footballers who tried their hand in film, television and music.

Tropical cyclones were named for ease of communication, first by storm forecasters for the Atlantic Ocean, who chose Christian saints’ names; Pacific Ocean storms are given native names contributed by 14 countries and regions


More than a billion people are at risk of killer diseases because they don’t exercise enough, the World Health Organisation has warned. Here’s what you can do to avoid becoming one of them.

The US video-sharing website was forced to remove a jump-scare ad for the film The Nun following backlash on social media. It’s not the first time YouTube has come under fire for shocking content uploaded online.