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WATCH: #ReadyToAdult Conversation Series: Karen Pacia

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:31 AM

At 30, Karen Pacia has already retired from her corporate job

A millennial dancer's financial adulting journey

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:24 PM

This is the story of how Michelle Kawpeng pursued her passion for dancing and teaching

WATCH: #ReadyToAdult Conversation Series: Mike and Veia Viñas

Nov 06, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Meet this pair of newlyweds with different money mindsets

Stormy Daniels belittles sex with Trump in tell-all book

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:53 AM

London newspaper says in the forthcoming book of the adult film star, "Full Disclosure," Daniels provides a graphic description of what she claims as an affair with the US President

DANIELS AND TRUMP. This combination of pictures created on March 25, 2018 shows a file photo taken on January 12, 2007 of adult film actress Stormy Daniels at the 24th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and file photo of US President Donald Trump as he departs the White House in Washington, DC on March 10, 2018. File photos by Ethan Miller, Olivier Douliery/AFP

WATCH: How to get your #adulting game strong

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Young and new to the “real world?” This video series is for you

In the UK, 'porn passes' will be required to view adult websites

May 14, 2018 - 12:28 PM

The 'porn pass' serves as proof-of-age, and will be be sold at newsstands in the UK

6 creative workshops to sign up for this summer

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Time to tap into your creative side and unleash your hidden talents!

Take a break from adulting at this kiddie playground

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Adventure Zone at Shangri-la at the Fort opens to adults for one night!

ADVENTURE ZONE. Super slides and rope bridges await adults as the kiddie playground opens to grown-ups. Photo courtesy of Shangri-la at the Fort

Are children simply adults waiting to happen?

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much of your childhood do you bring into your adulthood?

Fewer Filipino adult smokers in 2015 – survey

May 06, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Drastically raising the tobacco excise taxes proved to be the single most effective way of reducing tobacco use among smokers in the Philippines says the Philippines health department

Get things done: tips to stay organized for busy times

Feb 26, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Check out how Rapplers use planners to fulfill their goals and tasks

Welcome to the family: Adult adoptions in corporate Japan

Jan 17, 2016 - 8:02 PM

A century old tradition keeps family run companies alive

Maria Ozawa on PH showbiz career, leaving the porn industry

Jun 23, 2015 - 5:25 PM

This is the beginning of my projects in the Philippines says former adult film star Maria Ozawa

Sexy highlights from a night of 'Deus Sex Machina'

May 30, 2015 - 3:47 PM

The fun reading of adult fiction explores topics from Victorian erotica to rebound sex from imagined Pokemon adventures to Holodeck fantasies

Kenneth Keng with Dustin Celestino. Photos by Alan Garrick Bercero

Financial goals to achieve before turning 30

Mar 23, 2015 - 11:20 AM

This simple infographic outlines key financial milestones to reach before you are 30 and tips on how to achieve true financial independence

#PugadBaboy: Mag-weewee ay di biro

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:00 AM

MMDA defends adult diaper plan for Nazareno

Jan 08, 2015 - 3:36 PM

The MMDA stands by its decision to require personnel to use adult diapers during the Feast of the Black Nazarene saying it s the practical thing to do

What's stopping you from starting something new?

Sep 07, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Just like any other dream or goal we want to reach there are things that hold us back Read on to find out what today’s generation is saying

When talking about sex is easy

Jul 30, 2014 - 3:42 PM

While the reproductive health law now mandates schools to teach sex education the government is also using other ways to bring the message closer to young Filipinos

Inakup! Arekup!

Jul 05, 2014 - 12:00 PM

The chasm between pro choice and pro life is wider and deeper than ever

What 24 feels like

Jun 30, 2014 - 5:00 PM

I never thought I would feel as lost as I would back when I was 20

Shop manager pelted with sex toys in Australian stick-up

Jun 08, 2014 - 10:54 AM

According to local media reports the intruder is caught escaping while wearing a wig crotchless pants and a dress

US scientists make embryonic stem cells from adult skin

Apr 19, 2014 - 3:37 PM

The new approach does not use fertilized embryos to obtain stem cells a technique that raises major ethical issues

STEM CELLS UP CLOSE. This handout picture, released from Japan's Kyoto University Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) on January 23, 2013 shows part of the renal tubule cells (red part) which were differentiated from human stem cells at the CiRA in Kyoto. Kyoto University/AFP

Education for all by 2015? Not happening, says Unesco

Apr 10, 2014 - 1:09 PM

According to the UN agency countries still lagging behind their goals must spend more on education

Your mid-twenties: The halftime report

Apr 05, 2014 - 9:27 AM

This fear of making mistakes makes us too idealistic What real life teaches us though is different We are bound to make mistakes

Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

Mar 29, 2014 - 7:54 AM

But the study shows men do not appear to benefit from vegetables the way women do

ONLY WOMEN? A recent study shows that when it comes to eating vegetables, men do not appear to benefit the way women does.

Jennifer Lawrence has tips for 'Divergent' star Shailene Woodley

Mar 19, 2014 - 3:32 PM

J Law gave Shailene sound advice about carrying a blockbuster Hollywood film

BIG SCREEN HEROINES. 'Divergent' lead Shailene Woodley asks advice from 'Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse, Woodley photo by Paul Buck/European Pressphoto Agency

INFOGRAPHIC: What makes young adults sick?

Mar 04, 2014 - 6:25 PM

What can make you sick in your 20s and 30s? Find out in this infographic

Youth urged: Safe sex or avoid sex altogether on Valentine's

Feb 13, 2014 - 2:45 PM

If we let the air of romance and raging hormones overpower reason on this one day it may have lifelong consequences says the National Youth Commission

LOVE IS IN THE AIR. The National Youth Commission reminds young people to make right decisions on Valentine's Day.

Huge drop in drug use among Filipino youth – survey

Feb 07, 2014 - 1:09 PM

Over an 11 year period there was slight decline in smoking and drinking among young people but a significant drop in drug use a nationwide survey shows

Young, tech-savvy Filipinos more sexually active than you think

Feb 06, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Filipino youth and young adults are exploring new forms of sexual behaviors and activities a recent study on fertility and sexuality shows

Afterlife with Archie #1: Riverdale in a darker light

Nov 01, 2013 - 12:27 PM

The premise is simple enough: Archie characters plus zombies

POWERHOUSE CREATORS. 'Carrie' 2013 screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla are behind this new series. Screenshot courtesy of Carljoe Javier

Haunting Halloween reads

Oct 31, 2013 - 2:50 PM

Up for a scary read that will give you the creeps and sleepless night? Here are comics we recommend

SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATOR. The hero fits into the modern times. Cover image from

Are graduates of alternative high schools ready for college?

Oct 02, 2013 - 4:26 PM

Congress wants former President Arroyo s ladderized education program institutionalized to help prepare ALS graduates for the academic rigors of college

Who's excited about Saturday school?

Sep 18, 2013 - 7:05 AM

In Muntinlupa the education department s Alternative Learning System ALS is helping the least the last the lost have a chance at life again

LUNCH BREAK. Oliver's Saturday class led by Luz Osorio (far right). All photos by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

US porn makers slam HIV claims

Sep 11, 2013 - 7:26 PM

Health care group accused of posturing to the detriment of porn industry

ADMISSION. 'Knock me down ill get back up,' went Rod Daily's Twitter. Photo from his Facebook

Elegy for the lost: Nick Joaquin’s Pop Stories

Jul 16, 2013 - 10:30 AM

On National Children’s Book Day we celebrate the work of the National Artist for Literature

NICK JOAQUIN'S 'POP STORIES FOR GROOVY KIDS.' The complete set minus 'Sarimanok Versus Ibong Adarna.' Photo from the 'Pop Stories for Groovy Kids' Facebook page

Beyond boundaries: Reading children's lit

Jul 16, 2013 - 8:27 AM

There is pleasure in reading children’s stories whether you’re young or young at heart

'IT WOULD SCARE THEM.' The UK cover of 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' by Neil Gaiman. Image from 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' Facebook page

Google to crack down on blogs with adult content

Jun 28, 2013 - 1:09 PM

Adult bloggers may have to find a new place to stay when a new policy is put in place on Blogger

ADULT CRACKDOWN. Google blogging platform blogger to take down adult blogs with adult advertisements.

Remembering Konigsburg's 'Mixed-Up Files'

May 11, 2013 - 5:47 PM

Before Dan Brown and before Night at the Museum there was EL Konigsburg and The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

PERFECT YOUNG ADULT READ. Cover of the Newbery Medal-winning 'The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.' Cover image from