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Living fearlessly


Your mantra for the week: I bravely live my passion without fear or doubt. Man is faced with five basic fears, we are told: ill health; poverty; getting old; loss of love; and death. I believe that we can transcend these fears in our lives.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

In God we trust, maybe, but not each other

Shown is the cash box at Dennis and Darlene Hess's farm stand Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Litiz, Pa. AP

Americans don’t trust each other anymore. We’re not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events. For four decades, a gut-level ingredient of democracy — trust in the other fellow — has been quietly draining away.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Poverty saps the brain – US-India study

India Child Tobacco Roller

From a shopping mall in New Jersey to the farm fields of India, experiments show that poverty saps people’s brainpower and may lower IQ by 13 points, scientists said Thursday.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Group to train 100 fashion artisans to combat poverty

L-R Marianne Hontiveros, Katrina Legarda and Reese Fernandez-Ruiz with Rags2Riches artisans

About a hundred artisans from impoverished communities in the Philippines will be trained to create eco-ethical fashion and home accessories after AirAsia Foundation approved a US$13,275 grant to Manila-based social enterprise Rags2Riches Incorporated.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The face of poverty


POVERTY IS the worst and biggest curse of humanity today. Widespread. Systemic. Unsolved. Malignant. It is more evil than war.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »