Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014   




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

Boost your resistance
Need to lose weight? Instead of changing yourself, you might consider changing your environment. Making changes - big and small - to the world around you is much easier than mustering the willpower to refrain from eating high- calorie foods, says Brian Wansink.

E-cigarette refill danger to children
Doctors issued a fresh warning last week that toddlers were at risk from e-cigarette nicotine refills, saying even a few drops could make a child very sick.

Zombie apocalypse
Arthur Lin is a man with a problem - albeit a happy one. The organizer of Hong Kong's first Run For Your Lives laments: "Everybody wants to be zombies."

Pola expedition
Japanese expatriates in Hong Kong now have another place to shop for premium cosmetics from home. Japan's top- selling cosmetics brand Pola has set up a new beauty counter at The One's Beauty Bazaar in Tsim Sha Tsui. This is Pola's second shop in Hong Kong.

Prenatal anti-depressants 'can affect baby'
Children born to women who took anti- depressants during pregnancy are statistically likelier to develop attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers say.

Nail the problem
The hot and humid weather is not just bothersome its also bad news for your nails. Hong Kongs humid summers provide the perfect environment for fungus to breed and grow. It is easy to fall victim to onychomycosis.

Going by gut feeling
Over 70 percent of your body's immune system is in your gut. Good digestive health relieves constipation or diarrhea and also helps fight bugs and allergies. The key is friendly bacteria - or probiotics - but stress, a poor diet, overuse of antibiotics, travel and age can deplete them.

Love thy neighbor
Ever felt like your neighbor's antics could drive you to an early grave? There may be reason for concern, said researchers, who reported a link between having good neighbors and a healthier heart.

Secrets of the geisha
If you've always wanted to know Japanese geishas' beauty secrets, look no further than Tatcha.



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