Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Monday, October 20, 2014   




Plump up the volume
Anti-aging creams and serums can only do so much to tackle fine lines and wrinkles.

Handy guide
Global Handwashing Day (yes, there is such a thing) is tomorrow. And would you believe it, despite the fears of SARS and Ebola, only a small proportion of people in Hong Kong wash their hands properly?

Juice up to slim down
The next time you go out for cheeseburgers or pepperoni pizza, you might want to consider washing it down with a glass of grapefruit juice.

In the business of saving soles
It may be autumn but the temperatures are still hovering at 30 degrees Celsius. In this hot weather, feet sweat and can stink. So how do you keep smelly feet at bay?

Is 75 the magic number?
In a controversial article in the October issue of The Atlantic, Ezekiel Emanuel writes: "Seventy-five. That's how long I want to live: 75 years." He believes that "living too long is also a loss ... We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic."

Sage advice
Burt's Bees goes by a simple principle: nature always has solutions to the environmental challenges our skin faces. To address the problem of dry skin, the brand looked at clary sage - one of the most resilient plants on Earth as it can survive the dry, windswept conditions of the Mediterranean hills.

Flexible workouts
Good news, gym rats. Flex, the popular fitness studio in Aberdeen, has opened a branch in Central.

Why you shouldn't ignore that itch
Our bodies are susceptible to changes in the environment. This may lead to a feeling of being unwell - especially when traveling abroad.

Matter of chemistry
We all know that lacing up and breaking a sweat is good for our mood, and that exercise can feel like a lifeline when the stresses of life threaten to engulf us. But how it does that was a mystery - until now.

Tropical escapade
The Body Shop's latest addition to the Voyage Fragrance Collection takes you on a trip to the South Pacific.



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