Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, May 30, 2015   



Lashes of style
Hair extensions are so last season. Fashionistas like Beyonce know that eyelash extensions are the latest trend.

Too much ginseng can be bad for you
Asian ginseng has traditionally been taken to replenish vital energy (qi) and enhance well-being.

Haunted by bullies
Victims of childhood bullying are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults and have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, according to a study by British psychiatrists.

Refresher for skin
Green tea is known for its antioxidant qualities and has been used for more than 400 years in tea ceremonies. But did you know it can be used for more than drinking?

Shoe-in success
Generation X folks surely remember Saucony, the US brand of running shoes founded in 1898. The brand soared into public consciousness in 1965, when it produced sneakers for astronaut Edward Higgins White. Other famous models include the Jazz O in 1981, DXN Trainer (named after New Zealand long- distance runner Rod Dixon) in 1983, the Shadow Original in 1985, and the Grid 9000 in 1994.

Seasonal sickness? Blame your genes
Nearly a quarter of our genes change how active they are according to the season - which may explain why people are more prone to illness in winter rather than summer - according to a study.

Money smokes out the quitters
Would the promise of a US$800 (HK$6,240) payout motivate you to quit smoking? And if so, what's the best way to dangle that reward?

Childhood memories
French perfumer Diptyque creates its fragrances around olfactory memories. Its latest eau de toilette, Florabellio, is inspired by the memories of one of its founders, Christiane Gautrot, of summer vacations in a tiny seaside village in Normandy with many apple orchards.

Diet of a skinny kid
A concerned mother came to me with her seven-year-old son. Compared with other children of the same age, the little guy is a bit underweight.

Fitness boomers
They say 50 is the new 30. While it might be true that your hair is getting thinner and your joints are growing stiffer, there is no reason why you need to start counting down the days when you will begin to live life like a geriatric.



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