Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Saturday, May 23, 2015   

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.

Surge of power
Keeping track of your health just got even more sophisticated, with the introduction of the Fitbit Charge HR and Surge.

Bingeing may damage brain
The adult brain that was awash in alcohol during its formative years looks different and acts differently than an adult brain that skipped the youthful binge-drinking, according a recent study conducted on rats.

Hi ho silver!
Every once in a while comes a product that takes its place in the beauty hall of fame and stays there. Elemis' Pro- Collagen Marine Cream is one of them. A pot sells every 10 seconds.

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