Monette and Gwen: From victims to survivors to advocates

"From being victims to survivors, ngayon advocates na po kami. Hindi lang po namin ito pagbangon. Kelangan na rin po namin makialam sa nangyayari sa environment natin."

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Many Philippine Holy Week traditions are dying or have been lost, especially in urban areas. Here ar…

Yin and yang affect us more than we know. (Photo by Kai Magsanoc)

We need to practice Yin Yoga because we don’t know how to relax anymore. We are over-stimulated by t…

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    Chasing Food with the Fat Kid Inside: The Perfect Egg

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    Pop art condoms aim to make safe sex cool in Kenya

    The Center for African Family Studies (CAFS), a Nairobi-based NGO, hopes to encourage condom use in Kenya through a new campaign and a new line of colorful condom wrappers designed by Kenyan artist Michael Soi. The designs on the eye-catching wrappers are taken from paintings by Michael Soi, whose work is popular but also somewhat controversial in his home country. "Most people are actually very afraid of going to vendors in supermarkets and chemists to buy condoms because we are a fairly …

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    Sex: When standing alone makes you stand out

    Men with beards scored better when they were surrounded by clean-shaved faces, and vice versa, the study found. Under the theory of sexual selection, female animals choose mates with desirable features, which are often "advertised" through adornments such as colourful tail feathers in peacocks. …

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    Helen Mirren could play Dalton Trumbo's wife in biopic

    The 68-year-old British actress is in talks to play the female lead in "Trumbo," a period drama on the life of the blacklisted screenwriter, who will be played by Bryan Cranston, Variety reports. Helen Mirren is in line to play Cleo Trumbo, the protagonist's wife, according to Variety. Jay Roach ("Game Change") will helm the biopic, which will portray the wave of anti-communist paranoia that swept over the US at the start of the Cold War, particularly within the film industry. An independent …

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    Steer clear of flu with vigorous exercise

    Whether it's running, mountain biking or competitive sports, the benefits of exercise go far beyond promoting heart health. According to a recent British study, vigorous exercise could even help you to avoid catching the flu next winter. Intense physical activity appears to stimulate the immune system, according to a study carried out by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and presented at National Science and Engineering Week, which took place in the UK last month. Around …

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    Cutting back on salt has saved lives, study suggests

    Have nutritional awareness campaigns had an impact on the UK population over the past decade? A reduction in daily salt intake is thought to be linked to a 40% reduction in the rate of mortality by heart attack or stroke in the UK, according to a scientific analysis of health data collected between 2003 and 2011. Carried out by researchers at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and the Queen Mary University of London, the study was based primarily on an analysis of data from the …

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    Study: sleeping positions reflect quality of relationships

    Whether a couple sleeps face to face or back to back, with or without physical contact, is a good indicator of relationship health, according to a study presented at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which is taking place in the Scottish city through April 20. Couples who sleep closer together in their bed at night are more likely to be happy in their relationship. This is just one of the conclusions of the first study to examine correlations between sleeping positions and …

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    Top iPad apps: 'Hearthstone,' 'Trials Frontier'

    Card game "Hearthstone" makes tremendous progress during its first week on release, with motocross title "Trials Frontier" also buoyant. More details on these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads and recorded on April 17, can be found below. …

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    What kind of a ‘hoarder’ are you?

    Whether you’re banking on the “organized chaos” or are a hoarder of anything that you see on sale, there’s a technique you can use to clean up your space. …

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    Cozy up your home

    Dress up your space with the right accessories to maximize warm, fuzzy feeling of cozying up. …

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    When you consider storage space

    Storage is one of the most important considerations when building a house or choosing a new place to live in. …