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‘The Home Place’ a strong debut for Carrie La Seur

This book cover image released by William Morrow shows "The Home Place," by Carrie La Seur. AP

Carrie La Seur’s finely crafted debut chronicles a woman’s complicated relationship with her hometown of Billings, Montana, her relatives who stayed behind and her ancestral history. La Seur’s graceful prose in “The Home Place” complements her incisive character studies of a family that has managed to keep most of its problems behind closed doors.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Sona 2014: Grace Poe is netizens’ top choice for most fashionable

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Senators Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Pia Cayetano, Nancy Binay and Cynthia A. Villar pose for photograph during the Opening the 2nd Regular Session of the 6th Congress at the Senate Building, Pasay City on Monday.  NINO JESUS ORBETA

Senator Grace Poe gets most number of “thumbs-up” for being the most fashionable in an informal survey conducted by INQUIRER.net on Monday during President Benigno Aquino III’s 5th State of the Nation Address.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

In this file photo taken on Jan. 19, 2009, Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi poses for a photocall in Cannes, southern France. Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi’s operas, has died at the age of 90.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Dionisia Pacquiao a scene stealer on Sona red carpet

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Dionesia Pacquiao. INQUIRER PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

Dionisia “Mommy D” Pacquiao caused such a huge commotion on the red carpet at the House of Representatives before President Aquino’s annual speech that journalists were herded out after she left.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

In this undated photo provided by Prifysgol Aberystwyth University researchers David Whitworth, left, and Sara Mela, pose for photo in the lab at Prifysgol Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales. According to results published online Monday, July 28, 2014, in the American Journal of Infection Control the researchers found that the knocking of knuckles, fist bump, spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. (AP Photo/Prifysgol Aberystwyth University)

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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