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  • Korean expressway-stops vie with quality food during lunar New Year’s holiday

    Korean expressway-stops vie with quality food during lunar New Year’s holiday

    By Chun Ji-hyun and Park Eun-jin, Maeil Business News Korea Korean expressways brace up for the biggest annual traffic with 35.45 million people, or 70 percent of South Korea’s population, expected to be on the move for this year’s hometown-visiting ritual …

  • What to eat during the coldest week

    What to eat during the coldest week

    China News Daily Today is Major Cold, the last solar term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms. Cold as it is, it also happens to be the beginning of a freezing week as another round of very cold weather is ready to sweep across China starting tomorrow. What should you eat to stay warm? Aren’t there any eating taboos to help avoid the chilly weathers? Let's hear what a Chinese doctors suggest. First things first. For staples, you may replace or add to rice or wheaten food starchy foods that are more tonic, like the Chinese yam. It helps strengthen the spleen and reinforce deficiency, and it is best for those who have deficiency in the blood and easily feels tired, shares doctor XiaGongxu of the Nanjing Hospital of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine.

  • Public transit riders in 60 countries strip to underwear

    Public transit riders in 60 countries strip to underwear

    NEW YORK — Thousands of New Yorkers thought it was a hot thing Sunday to strip to their underwear during winter and ride on public transportation, along with pantless crowds in about 60 countries. “I’m a no-pant virgin,” declared a grinning Miguel …

Well-being More

  • Zika 101

    Zika 101

    If worldwide epidemics don’t kill us all, maybe Zika will, threatening not just humanity but the future of humanity in the wombs of the mothers. Or maybe we’re just overreacting. Or maybe we really are doomed. Herewith, a primer: HAS THE …

  • To date or not to date?

    To date or not to date?

    Impotence is common among men who have diabetes and controlling blood glucose is vital to prevent complications like that. Sweet dates, which are a known aphrodisiac, have long been considered taboo for people with diabetes because it is known to …

  • Red tide

    Red tide

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned the public last January against consuming shellfish harvested from Davao Oriental, Bohol, Western Samar, Leyte, Capiz, Aklan, Iloilo, and Biliran as the coastal waters in these areas remain positive for red …

Moms & Kids More

  • Luck and love

    Luck and love

    Happy February! This month is extra special as it contains two big celebrations—Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. Both are red-letter days for everyone. Families, friends, and couples, both young and old, are now making plans on how to best spend these memorable dates. Celebrate the Year of the Fire Monkey Do you believe in …

  • Designing diapers

    Designing diapers

    It’s no secret that I’m a fan of greening your life. I talk about it quite a lot. One of the easiest ways you can be a “greener mom” is making the switch and committing to cloth diapers. Recently, a …

  • Family trip of a lifetime

    Family trip of a lifetime

    From Feb. 12 to March 13, SM will be giving 30 lucky SM patrons a unique and memorable Disney experience: To join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and their Disney friends as they celebrate Hong Kong Disneyland's 10th anniversary! Shoppers are invited …

Arts & Culture More

  • The cosmos within

    The cosmos within

    When artist Cristina Grisar was a teenager, she already knew what would happen to her future—finish school, get a job, earn a lot of money, get married, have a family—the way a normal life should be. But growing up in …

  • Timeless Art

    Timeless Art

    Elogio Del Agua Where: Museo Sansó, 32 V. Cruz St., San Juan When: Ongoing until October 2016 Step into the inner landscape of Juvenal Sansó’s soul as Museo Sansó puts together his “Hymns to Water” (Elogio Del Agua)—his works from the Brittany …

  • Makati Sidewalks for Fearful Fatties

    Makati Sidewalks for Fearful Fatties

    Walking almost entirely between bed, CR, dining table, car, desk, and back, I was a bit concerned on discovering that health gurus prescribe walking 7,000 to 10,000 steps per day. Sitting down for long stretches (which I do) makes things …

Picture Perfect More

  • Going to where it was

    Going to where it was

    We recently spoke about the efforts of photographer John Chua in Corregidor, hauling some of this photographer friends to the once-mighty fortress island to help them help others in their attempts at shooting images. At the very least, this talks about …

  • Delicious bites

    Delicious bites

    When Adrian Nikkol Agulto was younger, his dad was a photographer with an interest in various subjects using film cameras. In his photography class during college, he was gifted a Nikon F4 film camera by his dad.  After he graduated, …

  • Too many watermarks?

    Too many watermarks?

    Have you heard of the guy with a big camera who posts on Facebook, and all his photos are splattered with a large watermark across the center? It’s not you? Good. We don’t see much of that today as people …

Home & Garden More

  • Kidding around in the kitchen

    Kidding around in the kitchen

    The kitchen is largely a restricted area for children – and for good reason. Of course, parents want to keep young ones safe by keeping them away from knives, open flame stoves, and the myriad of delicate tasks that occur …

  • In his nature art

    In his nature art

    Being fascinated by Nature. Having an eye for what the world has to offer. Being open for opinions and visions of others. Feeling out what the limits of the materials are. Deploying all senses to come to the essence of …

  • Swirl, Sip and Store

    Swirl, Sip and Store

    Have you ever wondered why wines in general are costly? This is because it takes an intricate process to create them. It starts with growing the grapes, harvesting, fermenting, aging and bottling. Although this may vary according to the region, …

Fashion More

  • Beauty boosters

    Beauty boosters

    For Bobbi, “Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin.”  As an advocate of beauty from within, you wouldn’t only find her food and lifestyle choices healthy; she ensures her products deliver beneficial ingredients to the skin too. It is precisely this …

  • Name your shoe

    Name your shoe

    The business instincts of once New York City club bouncer-turned-shoe designer Yosi Samra were spot on when he decided to create foldable and portable flats that provide comfy yet stylish alternatives to sky-high heels. Launched in 2009, Yosi Samra has …

  • Love notes

    Love notes

    In this digital age where relationships aren’t serious until they’re “Facebook official” and we communicate mostly through emoticon-peppered text, make your feelings felt the old fashioned way! Here are three sweet ways to send love notes this Valentines: Sealed With A …

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

  • The place for Champions

    The place for Champions

    If a kid wanted to learn more about basketball, chances are he will start with one place: Milo. It’s one of the best camps to get better at sports and has been for generations. Milo camps have great player-teachers who …

  • Demi has a new sound

    Demi has a new sound

    By Trizha Quina A. Oiga Last year, 23-year-old former Disney star Demi Lovato teased her fans on Twitter about her new album saying “I’ve never been more confident in my sound. Never been so sure of who I am as an artist. …

  • Smart girls rule the world

    Smart girls rule the world

    By Audrey Isabel L. Pe, 14 Multiple Intelligence International School High school sophomores Gigi Dubois, Bea Honeycomb, and Neerja Padwami are straight-A-overachievers who aim to enter an Ivy League school upon graduation. They aren’t that concerned about their popularity status, or …