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Lobsters equal high cholesterol? Eat them the right and healthy way!

Those who have cooked at home would have noticed the tumbling of lobster prices recently. As the price tag becomes more ‘friendly’, so has the appetite of many people towards the popular seafood treat. But, many people remain concerned about the cholesterol levels involved. ‘To eat, or not to eat? That is the question.’

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Work from home makes a bad posture? 3 tips to avoid neck and shoulder pain

With a volatile pandemic situation, work from home has become the new normal for many people. In this day and age, dining and tea tables at home have become work desks, while dining chairs and sofas have turned into office chairs. In the short term, the health impacts of the new norm are still tolerable, but in the long run, neck and shoulder pain and a sore wrist and back could easily happen if we have bad postures day after day, keep our head down and use our laptops for work or mobile phones for emails, or worse still, half lie down on a sofa or bed and read our documents. 

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[Ask Dr Chiu] Should people with chronic illnesses receive COVID-19 vaccine?

Death reports of people who took COVID-19 vaccine have unnerved the community. Concerns about the jabs grew: whether severe complications happen whether they should be taken at all. To fully understand this issue, the first thing to note is that just because A happens before B doesn’t mean A is the cause of B. As the Expert Committee is still studying these cases, it may be a little speculative to jump to any conclusion at this stage. That said, we could see some hint from what we already know.

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Small Things Today Could Become Family Treasures in Future

 “If only I were born in the Rockefeller family!” If you wish to be admired by your younger family members, never underestimate the potential of your seemingly useless possessions today. Despite the pandemic, all you need to do is to be a good manager of your own assets, which may multiply in value over the years. Your children and grandchildren will be thankful to you, who enriched their lives. 

finance
Small Things Today Could Become Family Treasures in Future

 “If only I were born in the Rockefeller family!” If you wish to be admired by your younger family members, never underestimate the potential of your seemingly useless possessions today. Despite the pandemic, all you need to do is to be a good manager of your own assets, which may multiply in value over the years. Your children and grandchildren will be thankful to you, who enriched their lives. 

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Gear up - Pass Inheritance to Generations after Generations

We were all caught off guard by the pandemic. At hindsight, turbulence did hit us from time to time over the years. We just never know exactly when it would come and wipe out our family assets. It is, therefore, essential to plan ahead to shield our wealth from the next turmoil, so that our wealth can pass on to the next generations and beyond. It is not only a question for the affluent families to consider, but also every one of us.

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[Ask Dr Chiu] Combating COVID-19 with exercises? Three things parents can do for their children

In the face of the fierce onslaught of fourth wave of COVID-19, Hong Kongers are back in alert mode, especially for those who have young children. The current wave sees some patients deteriorate quickly, and being young is not exempted from severe conditions anymore. To combat the pandemic, what elsemore can we do for our children? Is exercising effective for the purpose? Indeed, it is important to promote physical and mental health of children as we brace for the fourth wave. Here are three ways to achieve this.

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How working parents can avoid stressing out?

Watching children grow is the source of happiness for many parents, but parenting can also be stressful. This is especially an issue in Hong Kong where schools are competitive. Some mothers believe that they are obliged to perfect their children’s homework; if she is a working mother, the double-responsibilities of work and the family can be overwhelming.

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Procrastination: how to not rush deadlines

For many, the office is where much of the stress comes from. When work is overwhelming, some people would bite the bullet to finish it by stretching themselves and extending their work hours. Others, on the contrary, would try to evade stress and keep a blind eye to their responsibilities until the very last moment when no more delay is possible. This is known as “procrastination.”