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  • Low-fat diets not best for weight loss: study

    Low-fat diets not best for weight loss: study

    Paris, France | AFP  -- Low-fat diets do not yield greater weight loss than other slimming regimes, said a study Friday, adding to the long-running debate on how best to shed extra pounds or kilos. A review of 53 scientific studies, covering nearly 70,000 adults …

  • 72 hours in Singapore

    72 hours in Singapore

    I live for the long weekend and recently, we were lucky to enjoy quite a few. While most people hopped over to Japan and Hong Kong, I revisited the Lion City. As a gastro-tourist (meaning I travel to eat, eat, …

  • Takeshi’s place

    Takeshi’s place

    I finally found the time to go to this place, knowing the traffic situation nowadays. Months ago, I heard of a Japanese man and his Filipino wife who set up shop in Mindanao Ave. that has been drawing a good …

Well-being More

  • A workout as easy as 1, 2, 3

    A workout as easy as 1, 2, 3

    You don’t need to go to the gym, or even buy a gym outfit. All you need is four minutes and the energy to perform these workout routines by Coach Jim Saret of Milo APEX Running School that will help …

  • Debunking myths about diabetes

    Debunking myths about diabetes

    I have lived most of my life surrounded by family members suffering from the consequences of having high blood sugar level. For the past 13 years, I have been working with clients in managing, preventing, and even reversing insulin resistance …

  • In defense of red and processed meat

    In defense of red and processed meat

    Is it true that the WHO has declared red and processed meat as carcinogens? Should we stop eating meat?—linda_gu@gmail.com A World Health Organization (WHO) working group, made up of 22 experts from 10 countries affiliated with the International Agency for Research …

Moms & Kids More

  • The trouble with the truth

    The trouble with the truth

    Hi Suzi and Paolo. I read your column a lot because I want to learn how to raise my kids. I am a single mom. The father of my two kids, a five-year-old and a three-year-old, left us for another …

  • Musings from a 40-Something

    Musings from a 40-Something

    There are things that just happen when you hit 40.  I had 20/20 vision all my life but one day, I found myself squinting as I tried to read hazy messages on my phone. Then, there’s the matter of rogue …

  • A whale of a time

    A whale of a time

    It’s hard to believe that my “baby” Kalon just turned three but I guess that’s what kids do, right? They just keep on growing. When I asked him what kind of party he would like this year, he said he …

Arts & Culture More

  • A sleeping beauty wakes

    A sleeping beauty wakes

    Don Conrado “Adò” Escudero fell in love with an old Angeles, Pampanga home.  Built about 1890 by Don Esteban Gomez and Doña Josefa Pamintuan de Gomez, it was a two-story U-shaped house. Exercising his considerable charm, Adò persuaded his sister …

  • Create, captivate, inspire

    Create, captivate, inspire

    I love festivals.  There’s always so much to see and enjoy.  A stellar example is Animahenasyon 2015 or the Philippine Animation Festival, which was held recently at the SMX Convention Center of SM Aura Premier in Taguig.  The two-day event, …

  • Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa

    The theory of tabula rasa, Latin for “blank slate,” refers to the unsullied mind before social indoctrination. It has been tackled by deep thinkers such as Aristotle and Persian philosopher Avicenna who referred to it as “pure potentiality.” This idea …

Picture Perfect More

  • Live life, live bold, never miss a shot

    Live life, live bold, never miss a shot

    For today’s millennials, it’s all about discovering their own identity and uniqueness—constantly celebrating life and striving to inspire and motivate. Guided by their personal values and aspirations, these visionaries are determined to become the best that they can possibly be. Lenovo’s …

  • Calling all photography enthusiasts!

    Calling all photography enthusiasts!

    If you have a good photograph that you would like to share and you think is good enough to be published, send it to us (including some technical information about the image).  We are looking for images of any subject …

  • Play of light and motion

    Play of light and motion

    he thrill of creating powerful images attracts me to photography. Along with technology, photography is constantly changing, evolving, and that is what thrills me the most. I started to take interest in photography when I was in fourth grade back …

Home & Garden More

  • Rebirth and renewal

    Rebirth and renewal

    “Everyone should dress well, according to his age and his position in society," wrote Giovanni della Casa in his 16th-century etiquette book. If he does not, it will be taken as a mark of contempt for other people." During the …

  • Guilt by association?

    Guilt by association?

    Every month, without fail, that slip of paper declaring our “association dues”arrives at our doorstep or is stashed into our pigeonholes. Whether we like it or not, we are part of a group that sees to the common interests of …

  • 10 ideal christmas plants for the Pinoy home

    10 ideal christmas plants for the Pinoy home

    Christmas is just around the corner, and the cool Amihan or northeast monsoon breeze is now felt every early morning and in the evening.  Also, notice a lot of homeowners have already started decorating their homes with the season's decor. …

Fashion More

  • Culture Club

    Culture Club

    Among all the lovely lifestyle products featuring traditional Philippine textiles at the Likhang Habi Fair last October, I was particularly drawn to the chic bags subtly brimming with Filipino pride by awesome one-woman operation Blithe Sanchez. Her tasteful totes infuse local …

  • Pumped up kicks

    Pumped up kicks

    If there’s one style of shoes almost anyone can wear and pull off, it’s the sneakers. That’s probably why it never goes out of style, but goes from the fashion forefront to niche style, and back again, every single decade. …

  • Golden gifts

    Golden gifts

    As we continue our gift guide, we find a compact collection too beautiful to resist. Estée Lauder’s holiday compact collection of solid perfumes and pressed powder include the ultimate beauty lust-worthy splurges. These are perfect treasures to give loved ones, …

Style Weekend More

  • Versatile chic

    Versatile chic

    Five Designs Atelier founder/designer, and Janilyn head of Research and Development/shoe designer Maxine Santos combines whimsical details and sophisticated pieces that are also functional [MONDAY] I have an appointment with a bride first thing in the morning, together with my design partner …

  • Bodacious beauty

    Bodacious beauty

    Lets face it, Brazilians have proven to be one of the most-coveted beauties in the world, and are the reason why people visit their country (aside from the spectacular beaches). But for Brazilian beauty Daiana Menezes, its the other way …

  • High glamour

    High glamour

    The 2013 film adaptation of what is widely considered as American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald greatest work, the 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, follows the high life and exciting times of the main character, mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, played by …

Funpage More

  • ‘Sometimes, the Monster is the Man.’

    ‘Sometimes, the Monster is the Man.’

    By Sofia Keanna Garcia, 14 The Masters Academy Homeschool Monsters are scary. They terrorize towns and sometimes, kill people. It is the scariest and probably the worst thing that we could ever encounter in our lives. But sometimes, people create their own …

  • Unlikeliest Friendship

    Unlikeliest Friendship

    By Isabel Sofia Santiago, 14 Saint Jude Catholic School What do you know about dinosaurs? What I know is they lived here on Earth millions of years ago but was believed to have died when a comet hit the Earth. But what …

  • The last game she’ll play

    The last game she’ll play

    By Audrey Isabel L. Pe In the final installment in the Hunger Games film series, Katniss Everdeen fights for more than just her sister—she fights for the freedom of her country, Panem that is currently ruled by the totalitarian President Snow. …