May 25, 2020
Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen: Pandemic shows China is ‘a dangerous monster’
Quarantine extension: ‘It should be the last’
‘On days when work is hard, I have to remember to be grateful’
Miss Universe PH moved to October
Not your everyday masks: Fashion designers add style to face masks
DISCOVER: 6 easy (and relaxing) ways to get creative
How to be a responsible beauty crystal owner
BEAUTY CHECK: Do you need to wear sunblock indoors?
BEAUTY CHECK: How stress stirs up zits
DISCOVER: Puzzles featuring the works of female artists
Creativity in Lockdown: A quarantine diary by photographer Paolo Crodua
Creativity in Lockdown: A quarantine diary by artist Mio Aseremo
Pronti, Partenza, Via!
‘Pasko sa Palacio’ highlights an old-fashioned way of celebrating Christmas
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
To cut or not to cut? In US, quarantine slows everything but hair growth
WATCH: Modern-day heroes who make our days much brighter
Queen Elizabeth II says collective effort will defeat COVID-19
Why my senior high school class is special
What was supposed to be the culmination of all our labor, our graduation ceremony, is facing an uncertain future. The commencement exercises should…
Emerson Yao rediscovers painting
(23rd in a series) The never-ending quarantine has brought back leading retailer Emerson Yao to a childhood interest—painting. But just as interesting, it…
Phantom lock picker of Paris parks becomes folk hero
Paris, France | AFP | Friday 5/22/2020 – 23:04 UTC+8 | 411 words by Fiachra GIBBONS A mysterious figure who picks the locks of Paris parks at night for people…
How to lighten dark elbows and knees
Not all skin sections are created equal. The skin underneath the eyes is thinner than the rest of the body. Feet tend…
Rajo Laurel tests digital platform with virtual fashion show
Like every other industry, local fashion ground to a halt in the lockdown. It only took an early morning call between show…
‘World’s Tallest Closet’ installation highlights global consumerism
An art installation Egypt, gives visitors a sense of the amount of clothes they buy, and throw away, over the course of a lifetime.
Arts and Books
Lithuania wraps tree in plastic to protest Christmas consumerism
Lithuanian artists have placed a giant plastic bag over a fir tree in Vilnius to warn against consumerism taking over the holiday season.
Arts and Books
The toys that little ones will love this Christmas
Toy giants such as Hamleys as well as Amazon, Walmart and Target have all recently released their predictions for the...
Kids and Toys
Chinese tourists bring fight to the ground over makeup at duty free store
The talks surrounding the embarrassing footage has gone too loud and compelled the Chinese embassy in South Korea to react.
Young Asean artists tackle consumerism in Escolta exhibit
Young artists from four Southeast Asian countries take ordinary objects for an extraordinary artistic exploration in the exhibition “Objection,” until Oct. 14 at 98B Collaboratory’s Pan Project Space in Escolta, Manila.
Arts and Books
Auf Wiedersehen to plastic at Berlin’s no-packaging store
Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a "precycling" first for the environmentally switched-on city.
Consumerism leads to cultural transformation
In its report “State of the World 2013,” Worldwatch Institute asks: “Is Sustainability Still Possible?”
Home and Entertaining
How SM combines mainstream media and social media to make a splash
Over dinner last week, we finally got the full story on how Rajo Laurel and friends got to hook up with Sarah Jessica Parker when the style icon visited Manila a month ago for the SM Aura Premier opening and to do the SM Love to Shop campaign.
Photos & Videos
Preference for ‘pretty’ produce contributes to $1-trillion annual loss
At a recent meeting of the United Nations Environment Program (Unep) at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, hundreds of high-ranking government officials dined on food rejected by supermarkets in the United Kingdom because it was not pretty enough for their customers.
A good year to grow–and to give consumers more of what they want
Riding the wave of optimism that the start of 2013 is bringing, retailers in fashion, food and consumer products are all set to grow. Seems like the more forward-thinking entrepreneurs are consolidating the lessons learned from last year—especially about the habits and nuances of their respective core markets—and making sure that their loyal buyers keep buying.
Photos & Videos
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