Michael Tchong

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Memory Protection: Brain Training


Incidences are becoming numerous. You’re about to mention a name and suddenly realize you can’t recall it. “It’s at the tip of my tongue,” you mutter embarrassedly. “Happens to me all time,” a sympathetic listener responds. You suffer from “mild cognitive impairment.” And so do billions of others. While one could easily dismiss this as […]


High Definition Makeup


Revlon founder Charles Revson’s once said: “In the factories we make cosmetics, in the stores we sell hope.” Revson would have enjoyed this week’s press coverage of “high definition” makeup, which ignited the media as if someone had tossed a compact filled with pressed gunpowder in the newsroom of the Associated Press and The Wall […]


Facial Rejuvenation


The economy may be wreaking havoc with your investment portfolio, but what’s far worse is that endless anxiety about your stocks’ performance could be adding numerous worry lines to your face. As history has repeatedly shown, now is a good time to start planning a big comeback for the brand of “you.” Luckily, the field […]


Fountain of Youth


In his groundbreaking 1956 book “The Stress of Life,” Hungarian professor Hans Selye, then living in Montreal, introduces society to the concept of “stress” — the first notable by-product of faster living. Appearing just eight years after the introduction of the McDonald’s and four years after the world’s first passenger jet flight, stress began its […]