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Penal colonies were all the rage back then.
History has many moments that continue to puzzle people, one being the establishment of penal colonies. The practice of exiling prisoners and placing them somewhere far away was all the rage back then. It was recorded as early as the 17th century in China, and ...
 
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You might learn a thing or two about Baybayin, Tagalog, and Philippine symbols.
Filipinos love their card games, but these Filipino card games made by and for Filipinos might teach you a thing or two about Baybayin, Tagalog, and Philippine culture. Instead of gambling, these card games lean more on the educational side, with tricky ...
 
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These up-and-comers are proving Filipinos are worthy of the international sports arena.
From Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz to boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, the Philippines has produced a fair amount of outstanding Filipino athletes throughout the century, and that number keeps on growing. The last few years have seen a rise in groundbreaking local sportsmen and women who ...
 
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Prepare your inhaler.
The Asylum Manila website tells the story of a psychiatric institute for the criminally insane (located in Quezon City), whose director tormented his patients and conducted bizarre medical experiments. This walk-through attraction is filled with scary live actors, jump scares, and lots ...
 
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If money was no object, we'd burn our house and everything in it and simply start again somewhere more sterile.
You could see it rolling in like a seaside thunderstorm. One afternoon, my oldest son came home from nursery, flopped onto the sofa, hardly touched his dinner and barely made it through bathtime before falling asleep. The next morning he was warmer ...
 
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Another reason to love kimchi.
What's Korean BBQ without kimchi? Incomplete, that's what. But apart from tasting so damn good, did you know that everyone's favorite side dish has health benefits? Kimchi is fermented with probiotic lactic acid bacteria, which adds an extra boost to vegetables. It ...
 
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Let's all just live there.
Certain countries are renowned for one particular thing: Scotland for whisky, Switzerland for watches, France for gastronomy. But what if we told you there was a place that has perfected all these and then some? Well, there is: Japan.Don’t worry—this isn’t a ...
 
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Well, damn.
That headline probably made you want to spring up from your seat—if you didn’t, then you probably should. Because apparently, spending more than 9.5 hours a day glued to your office chair might just send you to the grave faster than you ...
 
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A number of Filipinos have been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.
You'll find no shortage of Filipinos making their mark in various fields across the world. Every time news is released about a fellow Filipino's success, the comment section fills up with statements that speak of everyone's "Pinoy pride." The phrase has become so prevalent ...
 
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We looked at data to see if metal straws are really worse than plastic straws.
Metal straws have been slammed recently due to concerns regarding their safety and environmental impact. On Twitter, a user slammed metal straws for their alleged impact on the environment.“Your metal straws are products of nickel mining,” Twitter user @pammirand wrote. “Result: indigenous ...
 
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A new study says effect of pollution is like losing a year of education
A new study has found that living in an area with toxic air can make you more stupid, and that the longer you spend in a heavily polluted environment the less gooder your brain and your words and that will start to ...
 
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And over 100 other observations from a massive new weed report.
Marijuana, being the illegal, Schedule 1, oft-demonized substance that it is, is hard for researchers to study. That's unfortunate, because there are many promising health benefits, and medical marijuana is legal in 28 states. Still, studies come through, one by one.But even ...
 
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Someone's gotta do it!
Does the above sign make you uncontrollably angry? Congrats, a new study says you're probably a douchebag. Kind of! New research from the University of Michigan, cheekily (or infuriatingly, if you're an asshole) titled "If You're House Is Still Available, Send Me an Email," was published earlier this month. For the study, 83 people were ...
 
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It's time for him to enjoy the good life. These gift ideas will help.
Finally, after years of long hours, tense shoulders, and hopefully some successes as well, he's retiring from the working world. Before him lie years of relaxation and rest. Nothing on the calendar except perhaps to play a few holes on Sunday, visit ...
 
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This instant camera has some seriously cool features and a Bluetooth-connected app.
Right now, it seems like anything that can make us feel like we’re in another decade—probably to get out of this god-awful one—is in style. Record players are back, retro cars are back, and hell, even vintage fashion is back. Polaroid, one of the ...
 
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Mga Batang Poz by Segundo Matias Jr. is the first book in the Philippines that tackles the sensitive issue of HIV-AIDS.
In 2018, Palanca award-winning author Segundo Matias, Jr. raised many eyebrows when he published his book, Mga Batang Poz or simply Poz. The book touches on a topic surrounded by stigma: HIV-AIDS. Poz is the story of four teenagers with diverse backgrounds: one ...
 
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We're going to break the heat index.
One thing to remember while the president embarks on racist tirades against sitting members of Congress is that his administration is largely doing nothing—and, in fact, is rolling back many of our efforts—to combat an existential threat to human civilization as we know it. Yes, ...
 
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These are the Filipino invention myths they used to teach us back at school.
Filipinos have been exposed to a number of hoaxes and untruths, which we sadly swallowed hook, line, and sinker because we didn’t know better. The Tasaday Hoax, for example, is considered the biggest government-backed hoax in the world. Now that we know ...
 
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Every individual needs to act now to address the plastic problem.
Refuse plastic, reduce consumption, and dispose waste properly. The main image of this article, which shows a canal clogged by garbage, was released by the MMDA earlier today. According to the agency, it was taken at Estero de Quiapo near the city’s pumping ...
 
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My wife's pneumonia has piled on the pressure, but I'm crushing it.
My wife, god bless her, has pneumonia. She woke up one morning with a cough that sounded like a metal sheet being ripped apart, the doctor gave her an entire Tour de France worth of steroids, and she’s been in bed ever ...
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