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Adulting 101: Essential oils and balms to surprise your tita friends (or yourself) with

Jan 12, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Oilbularyos, you know what's up! Here are 8 local places you can get essential oils, blends, and balms from (not that you need any more, but who's counting)

[OPINION] Getting judged for my tattoos, and the issue of taboos in 2020

Jan 11, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Getting judged for my tattoos wasn’t as bad or as traumatic as that of folks discriminated against for their gender or disability. But perhaps there’s that common feeling, the feeling of self-denial.'

[Two Pronged] My parents expected a more expensive Christmas gift

Jan 05, 2020 - 9:32 PM

What's 'parentified' and why is it bad?

Pain and promise: Journey of a millennial first-time mom

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Hearing my daughter’s first cry instantly transformed my world. Having gone through hell, I was inexplicably happy.

[OPINION] My alcohol-free year

Jan 01, 2020 - 9:00 AM

For those who are thinking of doing a dry year, here are some assurances that it can be done

[Two Pronged] Struggles with my boss

Dec 08, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'I have a hard time brushing things off easily. Especially, if the minor 'offenses' get repeated over and over again.'

[OPINION] A bigger monster to fight: Depression and living with HIV

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:13 AM

'Yes, I fell in love with someone who was HIV-positive, and despite warnings from other people to just end the relationship, I chose to stay'

[OPINION] Let them read Wattpad

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Having a love for reading expands one's opinions about the world

[Two Pronged] My parents want to lay the financial burden solely on me

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:57 AM

'My wings have been clipped by the distresses of my family'

[OPINION] Why we fail as queer activists

Nov 23, 2019 - 8:36 PM

When we are asked to imagine a transwoman or a lesbian, we tend to think of a college student or office peers. We rarely picture a gay or trans farmer, or a lesbian indigenous person.

5 water bottles to stuff stockings with this Christmas 2019

Nov 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

What better gift to give your loved ones and friends than the gift of hydration?

THE GIFT OF HYDRATION. Water bottles look good under the Christmas tree. Photos from Instagram.com/daydreamrepublic and Instagram.com/kawayanmnl

Adulting 101: What to do with your 13th month pay

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Part of adulting is learning how to spend your Christmas bonus wisely

Crossing the ‘Great Wall’

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Love will never be enough, but through mutual effort it can persist

Adulting 101: 6 rainy day commute tips for waterproof working professionals

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Don't let the rain get you down!

Adulting 101: How to apply for and secure government-issued IDs

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Hassle? Nope, it's time to hustle.

Adulting 101: How to apply for mobile number porting once the system's ready

Jun 19, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Learn how to keep your mobile phone number even as you switch service providers or your plan type from postpaid to prepaid and vice versa. Service providers will have 6 months starting July 2 to set up those porting systems.


Adulting 101: How to transfer funds via BPI QR code

Jun 08, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Transferring via QR codes is currently the only free option users have when transferring to an unenrolled account

Adulting 101: How to protect your mental health from toxic social media

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:38 AM

This psychologist offers 6 ways people can reduce the harm social media can do to their mental health


Adulting 101: 3 apps to help you prepare your taxes this coming tax month

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Cut the time it takes to prepare your tax returns this April with apps that automate the process

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler


Adulting 101: What you need to know about credit card fraud

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:21 PM

In 2020, losses from card fraud are expected to reach $31 billion worldwide – a sharp rise from 2010 figures of $8 billion

CREDIT CARDS. The growth of online shopping has put credit card users at risk. File photo