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The Ultimate Spa Experience Awaits at The-Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

Located on the 116th floor of the International Commerce Centre, enjoy the ultimate in pampering at the renowned ESPA Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Whether a romantic escape for two, gift to yourself, or preparing for a special occasion, exp...

Spas offer respite from the bustle of Hong Kong

ROCHELLE LASH The Vancouver Sun 13.01.2012
Spas offer respite from the bustle of Hong Kong

The world of wellness bridges the city's same contrasts of traditional and folksy vs. cutting-edge and contemporary. The various goals of modern spa life - fitness, weight loss, beauty treatments, relaxation and healing - are in sync with ancient ...


Married couples at a record low in US

Carol Morello The Washington Post 15.12.2011
Married couples at a record low in US

The proportion of adults who are married has plunged to record lows as more people decide to live together now and wed later, reflecting decades of evolving attitudes about the role of marriage in society.

Daily stress is leading to a rise in the potential nightmare of 'sleep texting', expert claims

The stress of daily life has sparked a new phenomenon - sleep texting. People with the rare condition send incoherent text messages while asleep to their friends and family - completely unaware that they are doing it.


Denmark Introduces ‘Fat Tax’ on Foods High in Saturated Fat

Denmark has introduced what’s believed to be the world’s first fat food tax, applying a surcharge to foods with more than 2.3 percent saturated fats, in an effort to combat obesity and heart disease.

Study: Texting Preferred Over Verbal Conversation

Whether it’s a busy street or a stop light, texting has become a part of our life and has taken over conversations. With 83 percent of American adults owning a cell phone, a new study confirms that the majority of American adults prefer text messa...


University bucks convention in Texas with vegan dining hall

Texas cattle country seems an odd place to break new ground in veganism, but a public university near Dallas is doing just that.

Bill Clinton declares vegan victory

Nanci Hellmich USA TODAY 25.08.2011
Bill Clinton declares vegan victory

The former president, known for his love of burgers, barbecue and junk food, has gone from a meat lover to a vegan, the strictest form of a vegetarian diet. He says he eats fruits, vegetables and beans, but no red meat, chicken or dairy.


People deprived of the internet feel 'upset and lonely' and find going offline as hard as quitting smoking or drinking

The majority of people feel upset and lonely when they are deprived of access to the internet, according to consumer research.

Fatter and fewer German nudists as numbers dwindle

Erik Kirschbaum Reuters 21.07.2011
Fatter and fewer German nudists as numbers dwindle

The naked sunbathers who once crowded Germany's Baltic beaches and city parks are becoming an endangered species due to shifting demographics, the fall of the Berlin Wall, growing prosperity and widening girths.


Doga craze in Hong Kong: Aligning mind, body - and paws?

Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years. Dogs have been domesticated by humans for thousands of years. What happens when you put the two together? The newest exercise craze that's sweeping Hong Kong - doga.

'Manorexia' on the rise: Experts blame pressure from male models as more men than ever suffer eating disorders

The pressure to look like a male model is driving more men to develop dangerous eating disorders, experts warned today. GPs have been warned to be on the lookout for the potentially fatal conditions, which include anorexia and bulimia, after a ris...


USA gets even fatter: Mississippi most obese state, Colorado least

The number of obese U.S. adults rose in 16 states in the last year, helping to push obesity rates in a dozen states above 30 percent, according to a report released on Thursday.

Navigating Hong Kong's Coasts

Christopher Shay The Wall Street Journal 30.06.2011
Navigating Hong Kong's Coasts

Like most people, before Colin Tait goes to the beach, he checks the weather. But then he also pores over topographic maps, carefully analyzes Google Earth, researches wind speed and direction and studies wave conditions. Mr. Tait, an English teac...


Radio makes Britons happier than TV and web

Emma Barnett Telegraph 29.06.2011
Radio makes Britons happier than TV and web

Listening to the radio makes people happier and gives them higher energy levels than watching TV or browsing the internet, new research has found.

Shark cage-diving stirs controversy in South Africa

Lexi Belculfine McclatchyDC 24.06.2011
Shark cage-diving stirs controversy in South Africa

Submerged chest-deep in a cage, seven tourists clad in wet suits helplessly bobbed in the Atlantic Ocean's relentless swells. Many had traveled halfway around the world to South Africa, where they hoped to catch a glimpse of the ocean's most fierc...


'Anti-Obesity' Housing Unveiled in NYC

A new Bronx co-op apartment building is designed to help combat obesity. The building, called the Melody, has a backyard with brightly colored exercise equipment for adults, and climbing equipment for children. It also has both indoor and outdoor ...

Happiness is U-shaped ... which explains why the middle-aged are grumpy

Happiness follows a U-shaped curve during a person's lifetime, according to research showing that middle-aged people are the unhappiest.


Chicago school bans lunches brought from home

Monica Eng and Joel Hood Chicago Tribune 12.04.2011
Chicago school bans lunches brought from home

To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn't allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home — and some parents, and many students, aren't fans of the policy

Doctors Warn About ‘Facebook Depression’ In Teens

Lindsey Tanner CBS Boston 29.03.2011
Doctors Warn About ‘Facebook Depression’ In Teens

Add “Facebook depression” to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors’ group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site.



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