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Sexual Misconduct Is Never a Laughing Matter, But Why Is it Always a Joke?

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. No, not you, Al Franken! And not you too, George Takei! Our reactions to men, whether gay or straight, outed as sexual predators or harassers or molesters, as in the […]

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Ben Affleck Cracked a Rape Joke During a ‘Justice League’ Interview

It’s been said that people who get away with bad behavior once have the propensity to do it again. There’s no better example for that than misogynists and sex offenders. That’s how Harvey Weinstein got away with decades of abuse. That’s how rape culture morphed into something deeply ingrained in our society, it’s so hard […]

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Preen Gift Guide: The Practical Items You Never Knew You Needed

Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Our weekly gift guide series will help you figure out what you can get your loved ones this coming season. From food to fashion and beauty, we’ll be covering all possible areas to make sure you have the best options to choose from. We will be […]

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Netflix Series ‘Alias Grace’ Shows Why Female Oppression Must Stop

If there is one show that you should start binge-watching, it’s Alias Grace, a crime-drama Netflix series based on a 1996 novel of the same name. Written by Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace follows the story of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant who becomes a domestic servant in Canada. In 1843, Grace is convicted of murdering her […]

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What Scorpio Season and Spirit Animals Mean for You and Your Family

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. We have entered the month of Scorpio. One of my favorite and most trusted astrologers, Gahl Sasson said to become more like a Scorpio […]

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Take Maroon 5’s Red Pill, It’s Worth Your While

Allow me a quick guess here: You’ve hated Maroon 5 for a few years now. Okay, maybe “hate” isn’t the right word—maybe you’ve been mostly disappointed, underwhelmed at best at their transformation into the pop machine they are now. Maybe it’s when the band stuck Wiz Khalifa on “Payphone” for an absurd verse they could’ve […]

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Scarlet Snow Belo Gave Archie Burnand Some Walking Lessons

Expect that this week will be overflowing with details and stories from #TheWanforAnne. After looking through all the photos from the ceremony and the welcome dinner, one of the best moments we found doesn’t include the bride or groom. It stars Scarlet Snow Belo and Archie Burnard. Scarlet, 2, was having a grand day with […]

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Finding the Right Friends Is Just as Important as Finding the Right Partner

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. […]

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How Fans Are Dealing With the Paid Streaming of ‘Reputation

a Real talk: I was supposed to listen to Taylor Swift’s Reputation once it came out. Just to see if it’s actually worth the hype. Since she already released four singles on Spotify, as well as her other albums, people can stream Reputation there too, right? Wrong. As of now, you can only listen to the album by either […]

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The Kim K-J Law Interview Quotes You Can Use for Work

A few years ago, late night television and YouTube exploded when Jimmy Fallon realized that he blew away his shot at dating Nicole Kidman. Jimmy’s shock over the whole situation took over. You also saw how celebrities such as a  host-comedian and an Oscar award winner encounter  the same problems we mortals have. Just without […]

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Lauren Reid Goes on a Haiku-Writing Spree In Japan

If you follow Lauren Reid on Instagram, you would have seen her document her recent trip to Japan. She went with her friends, including brother James Reid and his girlfriend Nadine Lustre. They spent Halloween in Tokyo and traveled to different temples Kyoto. While visiting Osaka, she started to caption her photos with haikus. A […]

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Where to Christmas-Shop to Become the Best Gift-Giver Ever

There are 47 days left before Christmas. You know what that means? You should be shopping for gifts right now. Or at least work out your holiday shopping list. (Yes, this is also a reminder to myself.) Every year, the struggle is figuring out where to buy your presents and how to get the most […]

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The K-Drama Locations Anne Curtis Visited While in Seoul

Lately, it seems like celebrities have caught the travel bug. Some flew off to Italy and others visited Japan. Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff are no exception as they took a last minute trip to Seoul, Korea a few days before their wedding. (Wink!) A post shared by Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith) on Nov 3, 2017 […]

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Here’s Why Going Through a ‘Ho Phase’ Is Highly Encouraged

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. In the second season of HBO’s smart and sassy sitcom, Insecure, which chronicles the dating adventures of young urban black women in Los Angeles, the protagonist, Issa, embarks on what […]

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The Four Truths I Learned as I Turn a Year Older

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. […]

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Four Work Terms We Should Really Retire

Earlier this year, I switched careers to something that’s slightly different from what I got used to in my first few working years. I used to worry about putting out creative material; now I’m drowning in what’s best described as a business setting, and with it a somewhat different culture of communication. You know what […]

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Not Over Selena and Justin? Here Are Other Celebrity Exes Who Are Friends

The news of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber hanging out got people freaking out over #JELENA again. While many also quoted Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” telling Selena that she broke rule #3 on exes: “Don’t be his friend.” The argument on whether or not you should befriend your ex still depends on the people involved. […]

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I Always Struggled Making Friends But This Is How I Tried

Growing up, I had a challenging time making friends. Mainly because I was very shy and found it difficult to interact with people. Halfway through grade school, I finally had a group friends that I got along with really well. We’d have lunch together and go out to watch movies. When high school came around, […]

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All the Reasons Why I’m Putting Off Formal Education

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. My two-year-old daughter isn’t signed up with any play school or daycare service. I’m very fortunate with my work-from-home setup and the fun daily […]

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