Joyee Chan

Photographer sets up Facebook page to document animals killed under the wheels in the hope it will give an idea of the scale of destruction and generate suggestions for ways to reduce roadkill

People are increasingly turning to an alternative treatment in which vibrations generated by striking gongs, singing bowls, tuning forks and the like relieve aches and pains


Meet the dedicated dad and principal of a special needs school in Tseung Kwan O who is pulling out all the stops to give children with disabilities the opportunity to explore their potential


Thanks to IVF and adoption, New York natives Jamie and Amy Tadelis have overcome enormous hurdles to build their multicultural family

Free-diving is catching on in Hong Kong. Exponents find it a challenge for both body and mind, and are not put off by the death last month of Russian free-diving queen Natalia Molchanova.

By bringing new ideas to their family businesses, Connie Ko and her siblings, and graduates Jason Wong and Miru Wong have not only ensured their survival but improved their prospects.

Many youngsters see little use for maths beyond how to add and subtract, multiply and divide. But that's largely because of the way the subject is normally taught. Curriculums worldwide have lost touch with everyday life and failed to rouse interest among students as a result, says Solomon Garfunkel, a leading American mathematician and educator. Maths is a life skill that allows us to understand how the world works and make informed decisions on matters such as mortgages or balancing our bank accounts, he says.

Counsellors traditionally treat problems such as anxiety or depression as they arise. But instead of focusing on the condition, a positive psychology movement led by pioneers such as Dr Martin Seligman believe helping people change their habits of negative thinking can improve how they feel, too. Justine Campbell is an avid advocate of this idea. That's why she set up Mindquest Group, an emotional well-being centre in Kennedy Town that adopts this approach to take youngsters and adults "from being just OK to living life to its fullest".

It used to be that every educated person could write in a fair hand. Computer keyboards and touch screens have since made regular use of a pen something of an anachronism for many young people, let alone good penmanship. So it's a revelation to watch 20-year-old Li Suen-wai write out, character by character, a work by Liang dynasty poet Wu Jun with unfaltering meticulousness and concentration onto a piece of grid paper by hand. His kaishu, or regular script, is immaculate: written with a gel pen, the well-spaced, straight strokes and tear-shaped dots are all executed with just the right degree of pressure.

My parents grew up during the Cultural Revolution, when all things Western were banned - though, behind closed doors, my father listened to cassettes of classical and country music. He managed to teach himself the guitar, and would play for the family at dinnertimes.

The British adventurer tells Joyee Chan about risking his life to re-enact Ernest Shackleton' sperilous 1916 Antarctic rescue mission.

Tsang Tsz-kwan excelled in this year's Diploma of Secondary Education exams. The student at Ying Wa Girls' College bagged 5** in Chinese, English and liberal studies, 5* in English and Chinese literature and a four in maths.