Wellness gurus’ health tips: which to adopt and which to ignore

Do you start your day with a visit to a hyperbaric oxygen chamber? Or do you prefer to stare at the sun while doing yoga? These are among the rituals of four “wellness” obsessives who were profiled by The Times on 12 January. The pursuit of good health is, of course, to be encouraged, but it’s hardly surprising that some of the measures they reported – such as Himalayan salt lamps and a device called the “HumanCharger” – raised a few eyebrows on social media. The Times of London ✔@thetimes Once wellness meant…

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How Silicon Valley gurus shaped Shenzhen’s rise

Outside Shenzhen’s bustling Huaqiangbei market, a mecca for bargain-hunters addicted to gizmos, video games and much more, crowds gather around toy vendors, haggling for the best price. Loud music blares in the background, forcing the buying and selling to a much higher decibel. But beyond the noise, a generational shift in market demand is equally eye-catching. Most of the toys are cheap plastic imitations of real drones— a signature industry of Shenzhen. Remotely controlled copies of flashy fighter jets are also a market favourite. It is evident that popular imagination…

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