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Amazon and Harrods, here we come.
Everyone’s guilty of online window shopping. More often than not, the international shopping websites we want to purchase from don’t ship internationally or, if they do, the international shipping fees are exorbitantly high and you might as well just empty your cart ...
 
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With great power comes great responsibility.
Being chosen as a groomsman isn’t just to fill out a list that comes with the invitation card. At the risk of sounding like a pageant contestant, being a groomsman is a privilege that comes with responsibilities. That the groom—likely someone close ...
 
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Just the sight of a plant is enough in some cases.
Like animals, plants have been found to be incredibly beneficial to us mentally and emotionally. A new study has even found that a plant is especially helpful when it comes to managing stress at work.Researchers Masahiro Toyoda, Yuko Yokota, Marni Barnes, and Midori ...
 
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There are over a hundred of Gener Paduga's Tuka structures in Palawan.
Meet the Tuka hut, a low-cost environmental bamboo structure that can withstand typhoons. How exactly can bamboo survive such a strong force? It all comes down to the Tuka's simple yet aerodynamic design.Skilled craftsman Gener Paduga designed the Tuka to be compact, light, ...
 
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Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, there’s a whole slew of activities taking place in and out of town this week.
Some say the Valentine holiday traces its origins to the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which welcomed spring in mid-February, and included the random pairing of men and women. Others believe it honors St. Valentine, who solemnized forbidden weddings for Roman soldiers. And ...
 
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There’s a first for everything.
Everyone knows that Emilio Aquinaldo was the first (official) President of the Philippines, but there are also a number of other firsts that deserve just as much recognition. For example, the first President to wear a Barong Tagalog during his inauguration or the first ...
 
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Be warned: You might just see some ghostly patrols in progress.
It's not a secret that Intramuros in Manila is one of the most haunted places in the Metro. It was, after all, witness to torture and death during World War II. Rumor has it that soldiers' ghosts—not the actual guards dressed in ...
 
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Including 200-year-old documents and weapons of war.
eBay is a wonderful place. It has a cache of just about every thing you can imagine. A haunted doll? Check. Sold out Avengers: Endgame tickets? Check. At one point, there was even a six-year old McDonald's cheeseburger listed on the site with the ...
 
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She put her life on the line to go against her empire.
In war, mercy breeds mercy as slaughter breeds slaughter. War is never a black and white game between good and evil, no matter how much easier it would be for us if it were. Heroes and villains exist on both sides of ...
 
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Researchers have figured out why.
The old wives' tale of your hair turning white due to stress isn't just an old wives' tale anymore. Harvard University's researchers have figured out the connection between the two.So, what really happens when we get stressed and sprout gray hair? Our nervous system ...
 
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It's not the same for women, however.
Multiple studies have shown that tall people get a boost when it comes to their careers. Attractive people, on the other hand? Not so much. Another physical quality that could help in the office, according to a study, is being overweight.The study, published ...
 
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Things are looking up.
Jones Lang LaSalle's City Momentum Index 2020 has named Manila as one of the world's most dynamic cities.Hyderabad topped the list along with other Indian cities such as Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and more. While in Southeast Asia, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and ...
 
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Including collecting coins and battling bosses.
If you weren't already planning a trip to Japan this year, then this might just make you reconsider: Universal Studios Japan has just announced its newest attraction. A one-of-a-kind area called Super Nintendo World where you can play the game of your ...
 
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He's just displaying empathy. You should try it.
There's something morbidly fascinating about the psychosexual weirdness of right-wing Twitter memes. If you’re as dedicated to poisoning your brain as I clearly am, then you’ll know what I’m referring to: sketches of musclebound Donald Trumps straddling the American flag; batshit red scare ...
 
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Here's how you can stay safe and help out.
It has been more than a week since the Taal Volcano first erupted on Sunday, January 12. Alert Level 4 is still raised over the area, while the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has advised everyone within a 14-kilometer radius of the main crater to evacuate.If ...
 
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The best of both worlds.
Tattoo shops and tattoo artists across Manila, Cavite, and Batangas are stepping up and doing their part for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. For a free tattoo of your choice, you can donate food, clothes, hygiene products, and water to ...
 
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An investigation into inspirational Instagram text and its effects on your brain.
We’re late to the party, but we can’t turn away anymore from the social media chatter that started with a few Instagram posts by celebrity couple, JaDine. That’s singer and actor James Reid and certified cool girl Nadine Lustre for those living ...
 
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Yet another effect by climate change.
The Taal Volcano isn't the only volcano that's under watch right now. Japan's Sakurajima, Hawaii's Mauna Loa and Kilauea, Mexico's Popocatépetl, Guatemala's Fuego, and Peru's Sabancaya have also recently shown increased activity. And, it's just a preview of the future, according to ...
 
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When it comes to forgetfulness, that is.
Have you tried your hardest to remember something only to fail and then remember it another time of the day? You may have a gene that influencers memory recall at different times of the day, according to a new study."We may have identified ...
 
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Moon gazers, plot your calendars.
Thank your lucky, or perhaps unlucky, stars. According to astronomers, there will be 13 full moons in 2020, including two supermoons and a rare blue moon during the month of Halloween.Contrary to what the name suggests, a blue moon isn’t actually blue. ...
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