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Nuns’ formula for good night’s sleep: ‘Mother-in-law’s tongue’

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AGING WELL These Heal sisters keep everyone guessing their ages—(from left) Sister Lynn (68), Sister Natty (75), Sister Grace (88) and Sister Eu (73). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Jae Salazar Abaya

Will your mother-in-law’s tongue lull you to sleep? Well, it did for me. The secret of this “quaint” sleeping arrangement was revealed to me by a Catholic nun, my cousin Sister Mary Anne of the Medical Mission Sisters, during a recent visit at their farm called Haven for Ecological Alternative Living (Heal) in Villasis town, Pangasinan province.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lagos gets on its bike with recycling ‘loyalty’ scheme

Nigeria's biggest city Lagos is home to some 20 million people and produces a staggering 10,000 tonnes of waste every day, a lot of which piles up on the busy streets or floats in open sewers. Currently, an estimated 40 percent of the megacity's waste is collected and taken to massive rubbish dumps, where scavengers pick through it for scrap and salvage to sell. But a new scheme is hoping to change people's attitude towards rubbish -- and their immediate environment -- by providing a material incentive to recycle plastic bottles, bags and tin cans.  AFP

Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos is home to some 20 million people and produces a staggering 10,000 tons of waste every day, a lot of which piles up on the busy streets or floats in open sewers.

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

Reuse gift wrappers, trimmings

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Now that your Christmas presents have been unwrapped, don’t just throw away the wrappers and trimmings.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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