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90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation

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We’ve all been there, when we had to rush to the public toilet with a full bladder, only to be repulsed by the restroom’s unsanitary condition. Every day, a hapless Filipino encounters reeking toilets with dirty tiles, overflowing trash bins and soiled seats.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Road trip guide for Holy Week

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PATIS Tito Garden Café PHOTOS COURTESY OF PATIS TITO GARDEN CAFÉ

For those who want to do a road trip this Holy Week, here is a destination guide. Those who like to stay longer in a place and burrow themselves can also pick out options from these.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Reach the Summit this Holy Week

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SUMMIT Ridge Tagaytay has all 108 rooms facing Taal Lake; infinity swimming pool at the ground floor of the hotel PHOTOS BY ANNE A. JAMBORA

This Holy Week, you may want to hie off to Tagaytay for that much-needed respite from the big city. Whether you’re up for a degustation treat, rejuvenation of the mind and body, some quiet time or a spiritual quest, an hour’s ride can transport you to a completely new environment.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Smart oven has preprogrammed recipes

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The Smart Oven has a Slim Fry function that allows you to fry food the
healthier way.

The future is here. Home appliances just got smarter. No longer are they mere machines whose sole purpose is to help people with their daily rituals. The innovative minds behind Samsung Electronics have come up with units that are so smart they almost do the thinking for their users.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aesthetic center taps Monaco royalty’s skincare consultant

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REVLITE Laser rejuvenates the skin, removes dark spots, acne, pigmentation, and reduces pores.

On the third floor of Promenade in Greenhills, San Juan, tucked away from the frenzied crowd of shoppers and diners, is an aesthetic spa that offers the latest cosmetic procedures combined with the high-end European skincare line Nelly Devuyst.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Former college basketball star brings his game to the furniture business

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Varenna kitchens come with optional Subzero and Siemens appliances. PHOTOS BY ALANAH TORRALBA

There’s Italian furniture, and then there’s Poliform. These high-end modular home pieces from the Italian company, known for its flexible configurations, have found their way to some of the country’s most exclusive addresses.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The sea has become man’s dumping ground

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EL NIDO is home to five endemic species of mammals, and was declared a protected area in 1992.

All of life began in the ocean, supposedly in a primordial stew created by deep-sea hydrothermal vents that were spewing mineral-rich water from the earth’s crust. It is the lungs of the earth, with phytoplankton that produces oxygen and recycles carbon dioxide.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bringing the Zumba party to the pool

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ROWENA Aquino Jose introduces Aqua Zumba to first timers at the Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay City. INQSnap this page to watch a preview of Aqua Zumba.

Zumba is once again making waves in the fitness community—only this time, the party is moving to the pool. Aqua Zumba, the low-impact water exercise often referred to by Zumba fans as the “pool party,” may just be the next big thing in aquafitness. Just add water and be ready to strut, spin, shimmy and roll your hips to the infectious beat of Latin music.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Monitor your health one step at a time

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SOLEUS founder and CEO David Arnold, brand manager Judith Staples, product manager Jason Johnson

Tracking your daily activities used to mean logging in your activities—including exercise, sleep and their corresponding times—in a small notebook. Your consultant, a certified personal trainer or weight-management coach, would then give you a rough estimate of calories burned based on your activities.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The race season is on

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BULL Runner’s Jaymie Pizarro, Ulah head Alex Panlilio, triathlete Ani de Leon-Brown

This year, in its effort to drum up the importance of health and wellness, Unilab Active Health (Ulah) has lined up a series of exciting races designed to challenge you to go longer and faster, and finish strong.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Turning up the heat on love handles

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PETRA Kopecka (in blue) describes how Vanquish works to Dr. Z and Dr. Aivee Teo and guests.

The last five to 10 pounds are always the hardest to lose. You can spend hours doing crunches and planks and alligator drags, but your midsection fat simply won’t go away.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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