Dolls aren't just for children. Researchers have found that comfort dolls can be used as a form of therapy to help people with dementia. More elderly care centers and institutions are now using comfort dolls, but are they doing it in a structured and therapeutic manner?
As more and more people embrace vegetarian diets for health and environmental reasons, food manufacturers have responded by marketing vegetarian food products, including meat analogues. But as Varsity discovers, not all vegetarian food is healthy, especially if it's highly processed.
Digital cameras began to outsell film cameras in 2003 and nowadays most of us take more photos with our phones than with cameras. However, some young people are rediscovering the magic of analogue shooting in a digital age.
Hong Kong has abundant wild plants because of its location in a sub-tropical climate zone. This makes it an ideal environment for foraging for food and medicinal plants, but most people have lost the traditional knowledge of how to identify and use the rich natural gifts in our environment.
The medical use of marijuana has been legalised in an increasing number of countries and regions, including Canada, Australia and some states in the US. Research shows the drug has some medical benefits but it is still completely prohibited in Hong Kong and advocates are not hopeful of any change in the law here soon.
You can't cycle, skateboard, make loud noises or even lie on benches in Hong Kong's public playgrounds. These rules are made to ensure safety, but they limit free play. Varsity looks at why playgounds are no longer fun, and what some people are doing about it.
A study finds that most foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong do not feel they have saved enough money when they return to their own countries, and end up having to work overseas again. Varsity looks at how some domestic workers are learning to save up to realise their business dreams at home.
Being an influencer, also known as a KOL or key opinion leader, seems to be a fun job, but Youtuber So Lok-sin says that behind the glamour, is a lot of hard work. Varsity speaks to different influencers to find out what they do on a daily basis.
Virtual reality - or VR - has been touted as the future for some time now, and many big-name corporations have invested millions of dollars. Yet VR hasn't quite taken off as expected. Are we on the cusp of the breakthrough that will make VR seem like a necessity?
Huge amounts of food items are thrown away because their labels say they have "expired", but in fact they are still edible and pose no health risks. Varsity looks into Hong Kong's confusing label policies.