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[OPINYON] Pinoy love in the time of hashtag

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Paano tuluyang lumimot kung marami kayong mutual friends sa Facebook? Lalo kung ang nakaraang gusto mong ibaon sa digital Hades ay isang terrabyte ang kabuuang sukat ng mga larawan, kanta, laro, video na pinagsaluhan?

Science says that when it comes to sex, it's really complicated

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Nothing human is ever simple. Complexity is the weight of our worth.

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: 'The One' na dapat iwan

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Dates that shouldn't have happened

Children, estranged couples, and neglected stories

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Call us out when we forget people in policy

Here's how to move on from a break-up

Aug 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Here we breakdown break-ups – the why's, the how's, and what we can do to finally let go and move on

What the movies teach us about love and real life

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Our favorite flicks don’t just entertain us, they also teach us a thing or two about how society shouldn’t define how we live and love

5 love notes to send to your OFW family and friends

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Go on, send one today!

Modern-day cheating: What is a 'social media affair?'

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Late-night texts, dating apps, Skype chats – are these innocent or harmful? A relationship expert helps us find out.

What is it like to have timeless, #WalangIwanan friendships?

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Times may change but some things, like friendships, will always stay the same

The science of heartbreak and moving on

May 28, 2019 - 2:35 PM

The many things we feel and do when we are broken hearted, explained

[OPINION] Rated PG: This is why I wished my parents cared

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'Most of the time, I wish I had my parents’ support back then when these things were happening to me. It would have made all the difference in the world.'

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Titas of Manila: 40 and 'looking for someone to love'

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What's it like being a single lady in your 40s?

The science behind 'taking it out on someone'

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What if you were asked to trust someone for the first time? What would make you trust them?

Can you life-hack your way to love?

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A new approach to dating takes advantage of the power of data

CONCEALED? True love could be hiding inside mounds of data. xtock/Shutterstock.com

8 ways to strengthen your relationship

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:00 PM

There's always room for improvement, even in love!

What makes a 'healthy and happy relationship?'

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Goodbye toxic relationships – here's how to make sure you're in the healthy and happy relationship you deserve!

Love’s dark (open) secret

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Beneath all the fluff, love remains conditional. A recent study by Closeup found out why.

Broadcasting your romance on social media isn't always driven purely by love

Feb 18, 2019 - 1:49 PM

'Are they just one’s way of satiating the need for amour propre – meeting the approval, and stoking the envy of online witnesses? Are they for one’s lover at all? Or, are they for public affirmation?'

How can couples recover from cheating?

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Yes, there are concrete ways for couples to recover from an affair

Open relationships, LDRs, secret affairs: Love stories that are not your usual

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM

What makes a relationship real?

Dating today is easier, but is it ‘better’?

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Find yourself saying “so many fish in the sea, but none for me”?

Does cheating 'just happen?' We ask an expert

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Rappler talks to a relationship counselor and psychologist about cheating, affairs, and the warning signs you can look out for

This Valentine’s Day, are you on team #blessed or team #foreveralone?

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Filipinos on being single, believing in may forever, and buying condoms during the love month

Valentine’s day treats you can enjoy, no bae needed

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:17 PM

From decadent chocolate cake, to starlit dinners here are Valentine's goodies you can enjoy no matter what your relationship status

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET. Valentine's Macarons from Bizu are among the treats people can enjoy on this holiday. Photo courtesy of Bizu Patisserie

Are you in an 'unusual' relationship?

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Is your relationship status 'it's complicated' – particularly to most people? We want to hear your story

[OPINION] Relationship status: Happily single

Feb 02, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Singles may not be committed romantically, but are committed to other meaningful relationships that require full-time commitment

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If someone hurt you this year, forgiving them may improve your health (as long as you're safe, too)

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Research shows forgiveness helps us feel better and may help us live longer. But forgiving others is only beneficial if the advantages exceed the potential costs.

IDEAL APOLOGY. Promising not to repeat hurtful actions makes an ideal apology. priscilla du preez unsplash, CC BY

Lola Saturnina’s holiday reunion survival guide

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Bookmark, save, screenshot – we got you covered, bes

Three stories that will make you want to spread hugs this Christmas

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Take some time to hug a loved one today!

What makes the Pinoy family special

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Read on to find out if your own family possesses these habits!

How I learned to start connecting with others and love the holidays

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Giving yourself, opening up and connecting, may be the best gift you can give others this season

5 ways to show your love from afar this Christmas

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:05 AM

OFWs, bridge the gap by doing these little things for your family back home

Relationship status: Happy and pro-divorce

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:12 PM

In a survey conducted by The Nerve, Filipinos weigh in on the legalization of divorce

To improve digital well-being, put your phone down and talk to people

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:40 AM

People spend more time with gadgets than with friends and romantic partners nowadays. We need to reclaim the happiness lost to digital activity, says one psychological scientist


8 unique and useful gifts for your BFFs

Jul 10, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Show your closest buds your appreciation for them with these little gifts

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Things I wish my mother told me: The one about heartbreak

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

You’re going crazy with all the thoughts running around your head. Your heart feels like it’s going to burst with all the conflicting emotions. Do not, for the love of God, take to social media to pour your guts out.

Part 4: Bribery in annulment mills

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:30 AM

[The annulment business] ‘The buck stops with the judge’

Friendships matter in cold and dark winters

Apr 30, 2014 - 5:32 PM

It’s natural to first turn to the locals when you have questions about a new country But it still helps to have a female kababayan who knows exactly where you’re coming from