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Detours from home: Mending the silence of old friendships

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:56 AM

Such a simple act as a video call reveals a hidden world of hope

Detours from home: Time does not make sense in a pandemic

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:29 AM

How exactly do we pass the pandemic time?

Detours from home: It’s a dark time, so I color

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:24 AM

In which a fangirl colors manga pages to cope with the pandemic stress

Detours from home: When video calls are the only option left

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:36 PM

In the absence of face-to-face interaction, waning cabin fever becomes even harder

Detours from home: The comfort of on-screen campuses

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:35 PM

I feel lucky to have the company of school-themed series during this quarantine

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] The OSG and POGOs

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Does the Office of Solicitor General have the power to give advisory opinions to other government agencies like Pagcor?

Everything under the sun: Financial advice on education and inflation, can a parent afford both?

Oct 25, 2018 - 11:02 AM

In this "Everything Under the Sun" column, financial advisor Kendrick Chua tackles how a single father must prepare early on for his child's education

Washington Post publishes 'last piece' by missing Saudi journalist

Oct 18, 2018 - 10:49 AM

'The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power,' Jamal Khashoggi writes in his final column

'LAST COLUMN.' The Washington Post publishes a column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Screenshot of Khashoggi's column from Washington Post.

My breakup survival plan? Binge-reading the New York Times Vows column

Jun 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

'It started as a salve for my breakup, but I got in too deep'

Mt Bulusan spews ash column 2.5 kilometers high

Oct 23, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Phivolcs records a phreatic eruption at 3:31 pm on Sunday October 23 as the volcano in Sorsogon remains under Alert Level 1

La Salle finally shows character in win against Ateneo

Oct 06, 2015 - 6:45 PM

La Salle flipped the switch in the second half and it might have just saved their season

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Love, sex and koi carp: Murakami's advice column turns racy

Feb 17, 2015 - 10:49 PM

Murakami answers queries from readers on a specially established website offering advice on subjects ranging from the racy to the frankly odd

ONLINE HELP. Japanese author Haruki Murakami will launch a column for readers who want to seek advice from him according to Shinchosha Publishing. File photo by Jordi Bedmar/Pool/EPA

Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

Jan 17, 2014 - 4:42 PM

The heat has triggered thousands of wildfires since Monday

HEATWAVE. This handout from the Victoria Country Fire Authority on January 17, 2014 shows a prop plane dropping fire retardant material over bushfires in the Grampians in Victoria, Australia. Victoria Country Fire Authority (CFA)/AFP

Opinion: Drama never ends in the UAAP

Sep 10, 2013 - 3:08 PM

Enzo Flojo talks about the never ending controversy surrounding the UAAP

WIN OR LOSE. Perasol coming to the game while being suspended might cost Ateneo their win over UE. Photo by Rappler/Mark Marcaida.

[Two Pronged] The sex addict

Aug 03, 2013 - 6:17 PM

A confessed sex addict writes seeking group therapy

STIMULUS. How to get a grip - on your impulses, that is

7 ways to stop self-sabotage

Jul 27, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Banish excuses self doubt and fear of success

RELEASE YOUR FEARS. Our own insecurities keep us from achieving our dreams

[Two Pronged] Should I marry him?

Jul 27, 2013 - 5:40 PM

A woman contemplates leaving her mean fiancé

WEDDING WOES. A bride-to-be contemplates leaving her fiancé

[Two Pronged] Caught in the act

Jul 20, 2013 - 2:34 PM

A teenager catches her parents having sex

TOUCHY SUBJECT. How to explain sex to your child after he or she catches you in the act?

[Two Pronged] Dry as a desert

Jul 13, 2013 - 5:09 PM

The wife can t get wet the husband is desperate

GONE DRY. Is it because the woman is frigid or because the man is clumsy?

[Two Pronged] No orgasm with boyfriend

Jul 06, 2013 - 5:55 PM

Can t climax with your boyfriend? Here are some tips

ANTI-CLIMACTIC. What to do when despite his best efforts, your boyfriend can't make you come?

[Two Pronged] Female Icarus

Jun 29, 2013 - 7:03 PM

An office fling threatens to destroy a woman s perfect family life

TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN. A wife and mother gets too close to temptation

[Two Pronged] Obesity and penile dysfunction

Jun 22, 2013 - 12:52 PM

A woman is shunned after chatting about penile dysfunction with her overweight friend

SENSITIVITY. The Two Pronged duo recommends sensitivity when discussing topics like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation

[Two Pronged] Transwoman problems 2

Jun 15, 2013 - 3:36 PM

A transwoman is willing to bear hurt and disappointment for a man who may be abusing their relationship

SUFFER FOR LOVE? How much inconsiderate behavior should you stomach before calling it quits?

10 ways we sabotage our own success

Jun 03, 2013 - 8:00 AM

We can achieve misery and ruin pretty well on our own Sad to say we are often our own worst frenemy

[Two Pronged] Text breakup

Jun 01, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Why do some men prefer to break up through text?

TEXT DRAMA. A woman shares her frustration for men who break up with their girlfriends through text

[Two Pronged] Help! I've got an excessive sex drive

May 25, 2013 - 1:58 PM

A 40 year old man worries that he may have an overly feisty general

SOARING SEX DRIVE. Is it healthy for 40-year-old men to masturbate 3 times a day?

[Two Pronged] Sexsomniac

May 18, 2013 - 1:08 PM

What do you do if you re engaged to someone who claims he has sex while sleeping?

SEXSOMNIA. There is such a thing as sleep sex

[Two Pronged] Sex machine

May 04, 2013 - 10:06 AM

There may be deeper reasons for erectile dysfunction and most people are uninterested in finding out about them

SEX MACHINE. Michael hasn't had sex for over 5 years because of erectile dysfunction

[Two Pronged] Guilty best friend

Apr 20, 2013 - 7:55 PM

If you found out your best friend s husband was unfaithful to her would you tell her?

TO TELL OR NOT? If your best friend's spouse is cheating on them, should you tell?

Soaps need a lot of soaping

Mar 30, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Cherie Gil talks about improving the soap opera industry and the travails of extras

ON SET. Cherie Gil and Vilma Santos on the set of their new film 'Extra.' Photos courtesy of Cherie Gil

What would Corona say? 10 key points

May 21, 2012 - 3:25 PM

Chief Justice Renato Corona takes the last stand as he testifies before the Senate Here s a preview of his make or break testimony

Is Corona contradicting self in SALNs?

Mar 20, 2012 - 4:26 PM

Is Chief Justice Renato Corona using different arguments to justify his SALN declarations?

Alveo Land Relations Officer: Columns unit not yet accepted by Coronas in 2008

Mar 20, 2012 - 4:10 PM

Defense presents as 12th witness Alveo Land Relations Officer Carmina Cruz

Corona's The Columns: Sold but not 'accepted'

Mar 19, 2012 - 9:29 PM

The defense maintains defects in The Columns unit justifies Corona s delay in declaring the property

Prosecution: Important to prove “fictitious” loan

Feb 01, 2012 - 9:15 PM

If the loan is proven to be fictitious the Chief Justice will find it harder to explain how he acquired expensive properties

PROVE IT. Rep Reynaldo Umali challenges the defense to explain how properties could have been afforded by the Coronas.

Defense: P34-M check proves BGEI exists

Feb 01, 2012 - 8:23 PM

They also lament the prosecution s continued trial by publicity vs Corona