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Review: Eros, gender roles turn at novel’s heart

This book cover image released by Atlantic Monthly Press shows "Euphoria," by Lily King. (AP Photo/Atlantic Monthly Press)

Lily King’s new novel, “Euphoria,” unfolds on a South Pacific island where a trio of young anthropologists lives among isolated tribes to make groundbreaking studies of primitive cultures.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Please be careful with my heart!


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February always makes me think of hearts. And not just because it’s the love month. My son, who was born with a congenital heart defect, was born in February. Today, as I write this, would have been his 20th birthday. My dad was only 49 when a heart attack claimed his life. I think of these two Miguels who were very dear to me. I think of love—the mother for her son, the daughter for her father.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Volunteering good for the heart—study

Salvation Army bell ringer volunteers ring their bells hoping for a donation into a kettle outside a Giant grocery store November 24, 2012, in Clifton, Virginia Volunteer work has long been touted as good for the soul, but the practice is also good for your heart, according to a study out Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.  AFP/PAUL J. RICHARDS

Volunteer work has long been touted as good for the soul, but the practice is also good for your heart, according to a study out Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Thank heavens, Stars will perform in Manila

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The Canadian indie pop band Stars has been playing in the Canadian and United States independent music scene for more than a decade, but I first encountered them only seven years ago.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Job strain boosts risk of heart disease by 23 percent: study

Workers who suffer job strain are 23-percent more likely to have a heart attack than stress-free counterparts, but the risk is far smaller than smoking or a sedentary lifestyle, a large study published in The Lancet on Friday says.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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