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It’s all in your head


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Thank you, Dr. Eric Braverman, MD, author of “Younger You.” Finally, we have found the road to the fountain of youth.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness | Read More »

The Bible, Christianity and prostitution


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Discussions and debates about what to do with the oldest profession have been going on since Biblical times. And it seems whatever attempt was made to stop it always ended in failure. Like jueteng, it has always managed to crop up again, even in the most holy and religious places.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness | Read More »

‘I’m a monster’: US veterans feel ‘alone’ in guilt

Former Marine Capt. Timothy Kudo sits outside his apartment in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Kudo walks among civilians carrying a burden of guilt most Americans don’t want to share. A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kudo thinks of himself as a killer. AP/John Minchillo

A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, former U.S. Marine Capt. Timothy Kudo thinks of himself as a killer — and he carries the guilt every day.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Mind and Body,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Marijuana legalization low-key in Colorado

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Gerald Thompson holds up a bag of marijuana on the steps of the State Capitol in Denver on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Marijuana for recreational use became legal in Colorado Monday, when the governor took a purposely low-key procedural step of declaring the voter-approved change part of the state constitution. AP/The Denver Post, AAron Ontiveroz

Colorado gave a lonely reception to marijuana when it became the second U.S. state to legalize the drug. Just as state officials planned. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring that an amendment passed by voters in November was officially part of the state constitution. He announced the move on Twitter and email after the fact. In response, a handful of marijuana activists celebrated by toking up on the Capitol steps, but there were no crowds and little fanfare.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brazilian wax–now as easy as having a manicure

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LAYBARE’S clients are mostly women from 18 to 35 years old.

Conservative Filipino women (and men!) used to be shy about getting hair removed from their nether regions, but with the number of LayBare salons nationwide, many have become aware that it is nothing to be ashamed of.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dec. 21 is not the end of the world!


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With the fast-approaching dreaded date of Dec. 21, 2012, which the Mayan Calendar has predicted to be the end of the fifth and last Earth Cycle, there has been renewed interest around the world about what that date could mean to the fate of Planet Earth and its billions of inhabitants.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Getting people addicted to running, not cigarettes

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RIO dela Cruz

Running coach Rio dela Cruz, whose afro ’do has become the iconic image of the local running community, makes a stand against cigarettes and alcohol in the 6-km running event “Sin Tax Run 2012: Pinoy Runners Unite to Demand A Vote for Health, A Vote for Sin Tax Reform” on Dec. 16 at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Skeptics make fun of paranormal phenomena


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I bought two books from the same book store in Makati last week. One was “Paranormality (Why We Believe the Impossible),” by professor Richard Wiseman, and the other was “Handbook to the Afterlife,” by Pamela Rae Heath and Jon Klimo.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

You are not doomed to your genetic fate


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Q: MY NAILS KEEP breaking. Help! A: The condition of your nails can tell a story. It also reveals your eating habits. It’s like bone health that depends on your diet. Nail health is the same.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Will a boot camp-style workout work for you?

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If you can only devote 30-60 minutes, three days a week, to your exercise program, you might want something that will help you lose fat faster, build muscle, and at the same time improve your endurance, core, strength and flexibility.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

What else you should consider when buying a second-hand car


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Tessa Salazar gave very informative and practical tips on what to consider when buying a second-hand car in her Nov. 7 article in the PDI’s Motoring section. She enumerated a comprehensive list that a would-be buyer has to check before signing the sales contract.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

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