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Chops Chicago Steakhouse serves the best steaks in town. The restaurant boasts a mouth-watering menu composed of:

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity

In this photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, Foster Noone, 17, of Pelham, Ala., looks at a personal photo in a new exhibit featuring images of young people with varied sexual identities and preferences during the installation of the work in Birmingham, Ala. Self-identified as gender fluid, Noone is among a dozen young people who posed for photos in the exhibit, which opens Wednesday, April 23, at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. AP

For many, it’s difficult to understand Foster Noone’s sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Entering the monkhood a rite of passage

In this April 8, 2014 photo, a boy, right, reveals his newly shaved head to his mother as a Buddhist monk shaves the head of a man during an ordination ceremony at a Buddhist monastery in suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar. Though most boys only remain monks for a few days, ordination is seen as a right of passage in this predominantly Buddhist nation of 60 million. AP

With golden umbrellas covering them from the equatorial sun, boys in princely attire are hoisted onto the shoulders of their fathers and uncles, part of a ritual carried out this time every year at Buddhist pagodas all over Myanmar: young would-be-novices preparing to enter the monkhood.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment

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Alyz Henrich of Venezuela celebrates as she is crowned Miss Earth 2013 by Tereza Fajksová, Miss Earth 2012, in a photo taken last year during the beauty pageant’s final night.  On Tuesday, 49 delegates to this year’s Miss Philippines-Earth pageant presented themselves to members of the media. RICHARD A. REYES

Greeting spectators “Happy Earth Day!” under the scorching heat of the summer sun, 49 delegates to this year’s Miss Philippines-Earth pageant presented themselves to members of the media at the poolside of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City before noon on Tuesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kim Atienza: At home with art and design

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ATIENZA sits on a Charles Eames chair and ottoman, a gift from wife Felicia. In the background is mixed media triptych “Inspirasyon, Pagkaupos, Pagsusuka” by Alfredo Esquillo. PHOTOS BY PJ ENRIQUEZ

The house of TV celebrity and triathlete Kim Atienza is a veritable art gallery: sculptures, murals and artworks compete for attention with the vintage furniture.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Affordable Easter hunt you can try next year right at home

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FOUR large eggs with special prizes inside from the Easter Bunny. PHOTOS BY PJ ENRIQUEZ

For the last two years we have been taking the kids to clubs and hotels to celebrate Easter and to join the egg hunt. The cost ranges from P500 to P1,000 inclusive of brunch buffet for the kids. Naturally we also have to pay for our buffet, an extra expense.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How to enjoy Buntod

CRYSTAL WATERS OF MASBATE. An outrigger glides on the clear waters just off a sandbar in Masbate City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The Buntod day tour is available at P1,400 per person, and includes the boat fare, port fees, guided tour and meals for the entire day.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems

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SHADE OF MANGROVE ‘PARASOL’   Boys enjoy the shade of a mangrove species in the coastal waters of Puro-Sinalikway in Barangay Nursery in Masbate City. Mangroves serve as storm protection to coastal communities and as nurseries to many marine species. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

There’s a way to tame the rowdy rodeo experience that Masbate is known for: Just add crystalline water, hectares of coral reefs and an islet paradise.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body

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The clients are lying on the mat with their shoulders and knees drawn up while sucking in their bellies. Resistance bands are looped around their feet. Gripping the ends of the bands, they curl their biceps. Later in the class, they stand up with the bands planted under their feet. They pull the bands to stretch the sides of their bodies, as if doing dumbbell side bends.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

They’re going the distance for Mother Earth

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NATGEO Earth Day Run will fund WWF’s Bancas for the Philippines project, which helps fisherfolk regain their livelihood using modern fiberglass boats.

The NatGeo Earth Day Run goes full marathon for the first time this year.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y. A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Davuluri to prom during a question and answer session at school. AP

Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to be his prom date during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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