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Father of 2 jailed in France for feeding them only cake and Coca-Cola

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:47 PM

'There was no fridge, the children slept on a mattress without covers and there were no toys... Their father fed them on cakes and coke,' says a deputy public prosecutor

1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise – WHO

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The study also finds that women still lag behind men in nearly every region of the world, with the gender exercise gap highest in Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Iraq, and the Philippines

A zero waste lifestyle: How have other people done it?

Aug 26, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Two organizations get together to hold a workshop on discussion of a zero-waste lifestyle

'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' host Robin Leach dies

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Leach, 76, died after suffering a stroke and being hospitalized since last year

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2017, television host and writer Robin Leach arrives at a memorial for Jerry Lewis at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Leach, the high priest of pizzazz and an early pioneer of reality TV with hot show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died, family and colleagues announced on August 24, 2019. He was 76. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Ethan Miller

Getting started with genre fiction

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Are you a fan of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi? We’ve got some literary recommendations for you

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

The nostalgic items we secretly wish were making a comeback

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:22 PM

We’ve been missing our tamagotchis and multi-colored pens

Tired of fake sports memorabilia? Check out Hall of Fame Authentics

May 24, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The founders of HOFA hope Filipinos will learn from their stories of battling fake signed items

TRIUMVIRATE. (from left to right) Tep Songco, Ron Uy and Elvis Gutierrez aim to provide Filipinos an avenue to purchase legit signed sports items. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

How solar-powered lamps empower women in Camarines Sur community

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Harnessing solar energy through small off-grid systems to power community livelihood and provide basic energy solutions is a big first step in ensuring energy access especially for people who hardly have any resources for electrification

Photos courtesy of WWF-Ph

Taxes key in war on 'lifestyle' disease – health experts

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:01 PM

In half-a-dozen studies in The Lancet, experts detail the link between poverty and non-communicable diseases and make the case for consumer taxes opposed by industry and many politicians

5 quick and easy ways to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle

Feb 22, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Ina Raymundo, Paulo Avelino, Sunshine Cruz, and Alice Dixson give us advice on how to live at our healthiest

Simple tips to refresh your daily routine

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:00 AM

You can make instant, simple decisions to inject inspiration and excitement back into your life

Find your way to this lifestyle destination in Pampanga

Feb 08, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Just 2 hours away from Manila, Mimosa+ Leisure City combines modern convenience with a laid-back, homey ambience

LeBron James making YouTube series on young basketball hopefuls

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James is among the executive producers of the eight-episode series 'Best Shot' about the lives of high school students with dreams of becoming basketball stars

DOUBLE-TEAMED. Sindarius Thornwell #0 and Wesley Johnson #33 of the LA Clippers double team LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during their game at Quicken Loans Arena on November 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

ASEAN leaders urged to act on malnutrition, drug-resistant superbugs

Nov 11, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Health officials in the region have endorsed several proposed declarations to ASEAN leaders that they hope would be made by the end of the Manila Summit

HEALTH DECLARATIONS. DOH Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee-Suy gives a press briefing on November 11, 2017 on the different health declarations that ASEAN leaders hope to achieve by the end of the 31st ASEAN Summit.

These water-repellent sneakers are perfect for your daily commute

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:24 PM

MUJI's sneakers are comfy, affordable, and water-resistant

5 tips for traveling in an eco-friendly way

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Lessen your impact on the environment while traveling with these tips

ZERO WASTE. Containers are recycled and refilled with toiletries to keep them from ending up in landfills. Photo courtesy of MUNI

Customs officials open to lifestyle checks

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:43 PM

The BOC officials, however, say that the bureau should not be singled out

Trillanes on draft Gordon report: Death for poor, lifestyle check for Paolo Duterte

Oct 11, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the initial findings in Senator Richard Gordon's draft report are 'lacking and wanting'

Alice Dixson, Sunshine Cruz, Ina Raymundo prove 40 is the new 20

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The ladies share their thoughts on eating right and getting active

Weekly shopping roundup: island crafts and food finds

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Go through your gift list at these shopping haunts

How I lost almost 85 pounds in 5 months

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

JP Peñol lost 83 8 pounds in 5 months after letting go of bad habits and embracing a healthier lifestyle

HEALTHIER YOU. JP Peñol started to live a healthier lifestyle after he almost suffered from mild stroke. After 5 months, his size dropped from XXL to Medium. Photos from Peñol's Facebook page
TOTAL TRANSFORMATION. From XXL, JP Peñol's shirt size dropped down to Medium. Photo courtesy of Peñol

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

MESSAGING. President Rodrigo Duterte defends his threats to kill, saying on August 30, 2017, that they can be defended even in front of Jesus Christ. Malacañang photo

Mayor Jed Mabilog on lifestyle check: 'I have nothing to hide'

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog assures President Rodrigo Duterte that not a single centavo of dirty money was spent on building his dream home

NO DIRTY MONEY. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog disputes allegations of ill-gotten wealth. Photo from the Facebook page of Jed Patrick Mabilog

How to start a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Learn how to reduce waste and lead a sustainable lifestyle

Thousands protest to call against curbing incense burning in Taiwan

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:39 PM

The government earlier called to curb incense burning after their monitoring found alarming level of harmful microscopic particles

CA affirms Zaldy Ampatuan's wealth dishonesty charge

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The court s affirmation can later be used as basis for a forfeiture case against the jailed former governor

Solo travel: A guide for beginners

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Dreaming of braving the great outdoors on your own? Here’s how you can start

How you can move with purpose

May 10, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Stay healthy and productive while pursuing your passions

How to stay on track with your ultimate beauty goals

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Feeling good looking good is a constant process

Brewing point: How to enjoy your beer the right way

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Even if you re just a casual fan or still learning to love this drink you still can learn a thing or two from how the “connoisseurs” enjoy their beer

Real talk: Men and hair fall

Jan 12, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Life is too short to keep worrying about the top of your head

The health benefits of chicharon

Dec 27, 2016 - 8:49 AM

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet no matter how well written or scientific sounding Do fact checks and scout for second opinions consult your doctor

A match made in beer heaven

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Use this guide to start planning your own beer tasting party

Asia's recipe for healthier economic growth begins at home

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Philippine leaders in the public private and not for profit sectors must adopt a more effective response to both infectious and lifestyle diseases

SM to renovate 100 cinemas in 2017

Dec 01, 2016 - 4:52 PM

SMLEI is also set to introduce new concepts – Café Cinema and Children Cinema – as well as build stand alone cinemas in the provinces

BIGGER, BETTER. SM Cinema recently opened 4 theatres at SM Center Angono, Rizal last December. Photo from SM Investments

CONVERSATION: What choices can millennials make for a better tomorrow?

Nov 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM

To FlowYourBest you must take steps to make the most out of every day Here are highlights of our live conversation held on Tuesday November 29 2 pm onwards

In a busy world, a simple wardrobe can do wonders

Nov 24, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Amidst everyday chaos minimalist outfits such as those from harlan holden’s 3bc collection can be your key to happiness and productivity

11 daily choices to help you find your flow

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Practicing these daily habits will help you become the best version of yourself everyday

Anti-corruption drive: LTFRB lets go of dozens of employees

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:00 AM

After President Duterte called it corruption ridden the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board investigates reports of corruption in the central and regional offices

Marriage and children should be a choice – not mandatory milestones

Oct 12, 2016 - 5:03 PM

The problem is that we still treat marriage as a compulsory stage in life and moreover an achievement a life goal We think life is incomplete without marriage or children

#OwnIt: The makings of an online creator

Aug 09, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Dreaming of making a splash in the online scene? Let these creators and their videos on travel fashion gaming lifestyle and music lead you by example

Finally, a PNP-wide lifestyle check?

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Will a PNP wide lifestyle check become reality during the Duterte administration?

PNP REFORM. Director General Ronal dela Rosa addresses Camp Crame during a flag-raising ceremony. PNP PIO photo

4 tips to get off the couch and start exercising

May 16, 2016 - 4:24 PM

If you’d like to be more active but aren’t sure where to start here are some tips and ideas to help you move towards an active lifestyle

No way to go but up: A look into Metro Manila’s CBDs

May 16, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Makati BGC and Ortigas Center: What makes each business district unique and thriving?

Cambodian passenger train back on track after years-long hiatus

Apr 30, 2016 - 3:41 PM

Trains will now run once a day in either direction from Friday through Sunday

BACK ON TRACK. Cambodian passengers board a train at the Phnom Penh train station on April 30, 2016, as the railway service resumes after years of suspension.  Photo from Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Globe brings Fiber to Binondo SMEs, eyes $2B rollout

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Globe partners with the Manila City government to speed up the process of laying network infrastructure for its high speed projects

Customs: Lifestyle check ordered on anti-CCTV workers’ leader

Apr 13, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Rommel Francisco of the Bureau of Customs Employees Association has said customs workers wouldn t accept bribes if they got salary raises and full benefits

CLEANING UP. Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina is 'alarmed' by a statement of the Port of Manila workers' leader indicating they accept bribes in addition to their salaries.

Lifestyle check on candidates? My records are open, says Roxas

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:28 AM

The administration standard bearer responds to calls spurred by reports on funds spent by presidential candidates on political ads so far

OPEN TO SCRUTINY. Administration standard-bearer Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II says his records are open to scrutiny. Photo from Mar Roxas' Twitter account

'Coworking' grows amid search for new office lifestyle

Feb 14, 2016 - 6:40 PM

More and more people are sharing office space with others who work in different fields

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ISABELLE TOURNE People work on July 31, 2014 at "La Ruche", a unusual coworking space in the heart of Paris, where young social entrepreneurs come to break their solitude and seek advice from peers, taking advantage of a collaborative work to complete their individual projects. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU / AFP / PIERRE ANDRIEU