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You Buy More Clothes and Makeup When You’re Fertile

Why do we shop? We may do it by necessity, especially when we need to buy gifts. Other times, it’s just our need to go on a retail therapy spree when we’re stressed. But have you ever considered how hormones can also affect shopping habits? Racked explains that the women’s purchases are mostly influenced by […]

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It Might Be Time For Some Social Media Spring Cleaning

Happy new year, everyone! Whether you’re waking up or just heading home from a party, it’s time to start the year fresh. Review the year that has passed and see how you can improve in 2018. Make practical goals for yourself and track your progress. Before you start making resolutions, however, let’s start with something […]

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Do You Still Follow These Filipino Traditions During New Year’s Eve?

Filipinos love to take traditions seriously during major holidays like New Year’s Eve. It’s just one of those things that you grow up knowing about since we see our parents and grandparents do them yearly. As much as some of us may think they’re silly or irrational, these traditions don’t go away. Sometimes you’ll even […]

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The Clapback You Need When Your Titas Point Out Your Weight

Family reunions don’t happen a lot. When they do, you’ll hear all kinds of comments from relatives—some are funny while others can get slightly offensive. And no, the titas aren’t the only ones who are guilty of this. This Christmas, you shouldn’t just prepare yourself for the feast. You should also be armed with witty responses for […]

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LOOK: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Official Engagement Photos Are Here

December will never let us catch a break. Just when we thought we’ve swooned enough for the engagement announcement of His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, they just simply release their official engagement photos on Instagram. Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen to release this official portrait photograph to mark their […]

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Beware: Your Best Guy Friends Might Be Playing “Pull a Pig”

Misogynistic acts come in many forms. Most are trivial but others comes off like rituals a man must perform in order to fully profess dominance over women. One recent example of this is “pull a pig.” It’s a prank which the ever-reliable bible of colloquial terms Urban Dictionary defines as “…a game where a group of […]

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These Are the Kinds of ‘Titas’ You’ll Encounter on Christmas

The Christmas season doubles as a family reunion, especially among Filipino clans. And wherever you are, there’s always that one tita that’s either nosey or has memorable quotes that you’ll talk about until the next holiday. This is what Filipino pastry chef and recent viral sensation Jep Paraiso wanted to show in his funny tita series on Facebook. I […]

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What I Learned After Talking to People Living with HIV

There’s a difference between being knowledgeable of something and seeing it with your own eyes. I kept that in mind when we went to a hospital ward for people with HIV infections. It started off like a regular morning: I endured the rush hour traffic and had breakfast with the MAC Viva Glam team before […]

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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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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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The Real Impact of Dismissing Mental Health Disorders

Dear Joey De Leons of the world, it’s time to get your education about mental health on the road. Let go of the belief that’s it’s not real because you don’t see it. That’s the nature of anything that’s in your mind, it’s not tangible. Also, your words will just keep adding to the problem […]

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How to Un-Learn Feeling Sorry About Being Single

You never feel bad about being single naturally. You learn to feel bad about it because of friends, media, and society in general. Look at the rom-coms which play in the cinemas and the tropes we impose on the lead characters, especially female ones: they are lonely, they are a mess. If they are successful […]

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Why Giving Up on the Philippines Shouldn’t Be an Option

Sometimes, it can feel hopeless. There was a point a few days back when Congress proposed that the Commission on Human Rights should just be given P1,000 budget for 2018 that it seemed like people on social media were giving up on this country. On top of the various reports of killing of teenagers, the proliferation […]

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Hello Kitty Is More Than Just a Character, She’s a Celebrity

If there is one character known and loved all around the world, it’s Hello Kitty. Whether you had a Sanrio stroller bag at school or watched the Hello Kitty episodes on RuPaul’s Drag Race, we all grew up with her character. As iconic as she is, Hello Kitty has collaborated with other brands like Lazy […]

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Stop Cyberbullying the Reporters Involved in PNA’s Faulty Headlines

Remember Philippine News Agency reporter “Juzel”? The person who became viral because of editor’s notes left on her article’s headline? Of course you do. You may have even encountered her co-reporters “Lei,” “Aerol,” and “Primo,” who were also involved in the blunder. While the awkward incident brought a lot of laughs among netizens, PCOO head […]

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If I Look Tired, What Makes You Entitled to Comment on It?

“Ma’am, mukhang pagod ka (Ma’am, you look tired),” is a weird way to greet someone in the morning. This is especially true when you get it from your ridesharing service driver, or just about any acquaintance in your daily life. Yet, I get it a lot and so do a lot of other women from […]

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This Survey Says 18 Percent of People Use Apps to Make Their Sex Lives Better

If you’ve been reading us regularly (and we sincerely hope you do), you’ve probably figured we’re big on technology jumpstarting your dating life. Between the various dating websites and apps focused on relationships and sex, we’re all looking for love (in all its beautiful and twisted forms), but the way we look for it has […]

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