Accidents can happen anywhere, to anyone, at any time. They also come in many forms, whether its spilling scalding hot coffee on yourself, or having some poorly stacked boxes fall on you, or even a child bumping their head after falling off a scooter. In such scenarios, it pays to
If you’re a person who is A) concerned about your health and that of the planet and B) aware of current eating trends, you might be feeling at least a little inclined to try switching to a plant-based diet.However, it is also likely that you are finding it difficult to
Did you know trees can release airborne scents that “warn” nearby trees to produce chemicals to make their leaves more bitter and deter hungry herbivores? Are you aware that parent trees can “hear” their thirsty offspring crying for water through low-frequency sound waves? Or that some species can “feed” their
Hong Kong is known for being a city of overachievers. Its strategic position as a bridge between China and the rest of the world offers abundant opportunities for professional growth. There are many businesspeople living in the city who have harnessed a spirit of self-learning to make something for themselves.Businesswoman
Corporations are no strangers to virtue signalling. With the right advertising catering to the dominant public sentiment of the time, it’s all too easy to persuade people that you support the causes they do and that buying your products somehow helps to advance those causes, whilst glossing over everything you
Plastic waste is one of the biggest and most obvious environmental crises of our time. As of 2015, an estimated 6.3 billion tonnes of it had been generated. It is polluting our beaches, choking marine wildlife and, perhaps most unnervingly, has even found its way into our own bodies, to
If your doctor prescribed you a day of sick leave in the forest, for anxiety and high blood pressure instead of pharmaceuticals, would you question his judgement?Who reading this hasn’t ever experienced degree stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, brain fog, etc.? In these times especially, finding a sustainable and natural way
Prefer not to read? WELL, listen to this article by clicking on the playerThe power and influence of “big finance” really can’t be overstated, particularly the potential it has to save the environment. The global capital markets currently hold over US$ 300 trillion, and only around 1.5% of that (US$
From our earliest days, we humans have always been an innovative, technological species. From the simple stone tools of our Ice Age ancestors, we have gone on to invent the wheel, the combustion engine, electricity and the internet, among many other things. This technological savvy has allowed us to shape
Did you know that connections in your brain are either growing or dying off, depending on your lifestyle? Celebrity psychologist Dr. Amen says it best: “When you stop learning, your brain starts dying.” While this may sound a bit harsh, studies have proven his hypothesis to be true. Certainly, an
Prefer not to read? WELL, listen to this article by clicking on the playerAs noted in several previous articles, Hong Kong is one of the biological hotspots of the world, a fact that goes mostly overlooked by many visitors and even residents. This is in large part due to its
You are not alone! Communication tips & resources for Hong Kongers dealing with youth mental health challenges
In my work as partner of QNTM consulting, I often speak with leaders in well-being and management teams of Asian based companies looking to better support their workforces and support the UN’s Sustainability Development Goal #3 (SDGs) related to good health and well-being. Working with stakeholders of all levels, my
Prefer not to read? WELL, listen to this article by clicking on the player It’s a sad truth about capitalist society that even the seemingly inoffensive, mass-produced things we consume typically involve a degree of inequity and exploitation in their production. Sadder still is that this is especially true of
Book Review: The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles by Dr. Bruce Lipton
Prefer not to read? WELL, listen to this article by clicking on the player Published in 2006, Bruce Lipton’s The Biology of Belief has become a best-selling classic within the genre of self-improvement and human psychology. It’s now considered a foundational text in the burgeoning field of epigenetics, described by
Not everyone is a natural sports person. Chances are you might have known (or even been) someone who dreaded gym class and spent every minute of it waiting for the end-of-lesson bell. And yet, sports participation can potentially add such great value to a child’s life, whether they become a
Imagine you’re out for a stroll in the countryside in Hong Kong. Perhaps you might spot some turtles basking by on side of a reservoir, or a cluster of flowers with tiny pink and yellow heads, or a school of fan-tailed fish in a stream. The picture of nature’s perfection,
Prefer not to read? WELL, listen to this article by clicking on the player Once upon a time in the early 2000s, Masarang Mountain in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, was a barren, useless area of steep land where once there had been lush rainforest. On most days, the pitiless sun would
City Nature Challenge 2022: Get outside and have fun recording nature’s wonders in your own backyard
Do you like a challenge that gets you outdoors? Do you like identifying and learning about the wild animals and plants in your local area? And do you also like taking copious numbers of photos on your phone?WELL then, save the dates between April 29th and May 2nd, 2022. Because
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Eco-activist Gary Bencheghib: The remarkable story of his mission to change the world, one river at a time
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