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Hong Kong roadkill count launched to reduce wildlife deaths on roads

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

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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Good vibrations: Hongkongers embrace sound therapy to retune their bodies

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

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

27 May 2016 - 9:23AM
How Hongkonger whose son has rare genetic disorder helps others with special needs

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

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

9 Mar 2016 - 12:38PM
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After winning against whale meat, now for the shark fin trade: Marine geneticist Stephen Palumbi

The marine geneticist talks to Joyee Chan about taking on the Japanese whale meat industry and his next target: the shark-fin trade.

The marine geneticist talks to Joyee Chan about taking on the Japanese whale meat industry and his next target: the shark-fin trade.

9 Nov 2015 - 3:06PM
Hong Kong's new breed of kindergartens: no classroom, no uniform, just kids outside playing and having fun in the dirt

A new breed of kindergarten is introducing youngsters to the magic of outdoor play

A new breed of kindergarten is introducing youngsters to the magic of outdoor play

13 Oct 2015 - 2:07PM
How a Hong Kong cancer survivor had a family against the odds

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

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

21 Sep 2015 - 6:52PM
Hong Kong free-diving: where to learn, and why it's catching on

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.

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.

2 Sep 2015 - 2:46PM
11 Aug 2015 - 10:28AM
How three small Hong Kong businesses thrived after the kids took over

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.

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.

5 Aug 2015 - 10:02AM
Why maths should be fun and creative, not a test of rote learning

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.

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.

21 Jul 2015 - 6:12AM
Hong Kong children get help from a centre that uses positive psychology

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".

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".

23 Jun 2015 - 6:10AM
The Hongkongers keeping Chinese and Western calligraphy alive

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.

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.

25 May 2015 - 6:33AM
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Cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber on music, marriage and motherhood

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.

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.

24 Jan 2015 - 10:19PM
My life: Tim Jarvis

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

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

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