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'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.


Gadgets ruining people's sleep: study

Breitbart.com 07.03.2011
Gadgets ruining people's sleep: study

A study released on Monday indicated that people in the United States are losing sleep over their gadgets.

Meet Mr Average: Men spend 11 years in front of the TV and 10,500 hours in the pub

Britain's Mr Average will spend 10,585 hours in the pub, 11 years in front of the TV and learn to cook just four meals in his lifetime.


Mobile etiquette seen getting worse, not better

Whether is it texting during dinner, talking on a cellphone in a public restroom or using a laptop while driving, most people think mobile etiquette is getting worse, not better.

The Minimalist Bachelor Pad

The Wall Street Journal 15.02.2011
The Minimalist Bachelor Pad

When a thirtysomething bought his apartment in Hong Kong's New Territories, he wanted his bachelor pad convey a sense of minimalism. Instead of adorning the 2,044-square-feet flat with various furnishings, he spent more than half a million dollar...


Unemployed get another jobless benefit - free yoga

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The women snuggle into nests of pillows and blankets. A light breeze, like a mother blowing on a baby's boo-boo, falls from ceiling fans and tickles their backs. The room is dark, silent, until they crawl out of child's pose ...

To Eat Less, Imagine Eating More

Greg Miller Science Magazine 14.12.2010
To Eat Less, Imagine Eating More

Before dipping your hand into that bowl of M&Ms at the holiday party, think about what you're about to do. A lot. A new study finds that people who imagine themselves consuming many pieces of candy eat less of the real thing when given the chance....


Madonna sweats details in Mexico debut of new gym

ISTRA PACHECO My Way News 01.12.2010
Madonna sweats details in Mexico debut of new gym

As the glass doors of Hard Candy Fitness, Madonna's first gym, slid open in Mexico City on Monday, a mural of white, black and violet Warhol-esque images of the Queen of Pop greeted each client. But it was no disco with exercise machines or Hard R...

'Wandering minds' make people unhappy: study

Yahoo! News Singapore 13.11.2010
'Wandering minds' make people unhappy: study

A US study out Thursday suggests that people spend about half of their time thinking about being somewhere else, or doing something other than what they are doing, and this perpetual act of mind-wandering makes them unhappy.


Hong Kong diving: Perfect for beginners

Phillippa Stewart CNNGo.com 05.11.2010
Hong Kong diving: Perfect for beginners

Although diving in Hong Kong is never going to be as picturesque as diving in the tropical waters of the Philippines, Indonesia or Malaysia, it's still far better than you might think. At least according to the city's diving experts.

A growing number of people are cutting down on daily showering and hair-washing

If you are reading this article over breakfast, the chances are you have recently stepped into the shower, lathered up your hair and torso, rinsed off, towelled and blow-dried, before dousing your armpits with deodorant, and wafting on a fog of pe...


Guided Hikes Every Sunday Through Wilderness Near Hong Kong

If Hong Kong and hiking seem an unlikely pair, think again. Beyond its famed street life and iconic skyline lies a less familiar Hong Kong that beckons hikers and nature lovers into the great outdoors – with mountains, valleys, coastlines and pict...

Hong Kong Golf a scenic treat

Toronto Star 09.10.2010
Hong Kong Golf a scenic treat

The pictures we see of this city usually involve skyscrapers, crowded streets and ferry boats prowling the waters between the main island and Kowloon. But there’s a quiet side to the island, which includes some terrific golf courses.


Fonda the fab: 28 years on from video that changed the way we exercise, she's back (with a new routine, new hip and a new knee)

More than a quarter of a century after she became the workout queen and revolutionised keep fit, Jane Fonda is back with a new set of exercise routines. Despite some repair work over the years - a new hip in 2005, a knee replacement last year and ...

Job recruitment changed by online networking

Eric Thomas abc7news.com 05.08.2010
Job recruitment changed by online networking

In a weak job market, keeping your resume up to date is more important than ever. But, that doesn't mean putting a fresh sheet of paper in your printer and sending out resumes by snail mail. Now, it pays to be an online socialite.


CV - an abridged version

Eviathar H. Ben-zedeff 29.07.2010
CV - an abridged version

Got it from David, my in-law *

Melo Spa at the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin

eTravelBlackboard 11.07.2010
Melo Spa at the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin

The non-stop energetic pace in Hong Kong can leave one feeling both exhilarated and exhausted. When travellers find themselves in need of some R&R (rest and relaxation) they can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take the time to recharg...



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