More articles about: light reads

 
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Well, that's depressing...
Lo and behold, another depressing study about the most vilified generation of all time.We know that they're struggling to get laid, desperate to swap their family for fame and swapping the dream of home ownership for perfectly ripe avocados. But guess what? Turns out they're also ...
 
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Get ready for 2019.
In a galaxy far, far away—well, California—Disney has given a first look at its upcoming Star Wars theme park.Flyover drone footage released by the entertainment giant shows the 14-acre site under construction to the north of the current Disneyland in Anaheim, California, with towering ...
 
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'Bursting at the Seams' shows you life on the inside.
Photographer Rick Rocamora spent six years visiting jails, detention centers, and prisons around the Philippines, from Baguio to Cebu to General Santos, documenting their notoriously overcrowded and inhumane conditions. The situation was already bad in 2011, when he began, but it has ...
 
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He makes a lot of sense.
Home Alone is a near-perfect movie and we won't hear a bad word against it.That said, we'd be willing to hear out Macaulay Culkin on a potential plot hole in the film. It's only polite.Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this weekend, the ...
 
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The garrotting shots that never made it to the big screen
Jennifer Lawrence's new spy thriller Red Sparrow is a violent, ambiguous, stylish film—and director Francis Lawrence wanted it to be even more violent.The movie is adapted from Jason Matthews' novel of the same name and follows Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence), a former prima ballerina ...
 
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The resemblance is striking.
When Stranger Things first hit Netflix in 2016, its retro charm and its excellent cast of characters made it an instant classic. Its second season, thankfully, proved the Duffer Brothers more than capable of following up their success with something just as strong. Now, fans ...
 
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President Manuel Quezon could give Insta-models a run for their money.
Summer is upon us, and as the days grow hotter, so does our desire to hit the beach. And while we generally think of our past presidents as dignified men in suits, they, too, wanted to escape the heat. Thanks to the Presidential Museum ...
 
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It's an all access pass to trouble
Have you ever wondered what happens to couples who share their Facebook passwords (and social media accounts—yikes) once they break-up?Turns out, creepy ex-girlfriends are real. According to recent global research from Kaspersky Lab and Toluna, 21 percent of people have admitted to spying ...
 
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Fielding your Academy Awards-related inquiries.
Okay, I know why you're here, so I'm going to get right to it: The Oscars start at 8 p.m. ET on ABC on March 4. Are you happy? You can figure out what that means in your own time zone, I ...
 
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Guess why.
After falling 18 places on the international Rule of Law Index, the Philippines has slipped 10 places on the world Corruption Perceptions Index, too. After placing 95th in 2015, then 101st in 2016, the country is now 111th out of 180 nations. Published ...
 
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Someone is using Amazon to send mystery packages, and the company can't stop it.
Sex toys are being shipped by Amazon to people who didn't order them, and Amazon doesn't seem to have a clue why.Students at University of Regina in Canada have received multiple mystery packages, which they unpacked to reveal sex toys like a fleshlight ...
 
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Greetings fellow mortals! Today is the 14th anniversary of Facebook's launch, aka "Friends Day"
By now, you've probably been made aware of Friends Day, and the temporary features (i.e., gimmicks) that come along with it.If you haven't, it's going to look like this:Starting today, and for a limited time only, some users will see a message ...
 
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The month-long Manila Biennale transforms Intramuros into an open city of art.
Intramuros really is an amazing place to hold an art festival, and you realize this when you peer into a dark dungeon transformed into an installation site, or walk around a refurbished Jesuit mission house turned into four floors of contemporary art, ...
 
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Here's an excuse to casually drop in the word "etymology" in a sentence.
If you've seen Call Me By Your Name, you'll remember that scene with the apricot. You know, that one where the professor tests Oliver's knowledge of etymology by claiming that the word has origins in Arabic. Not so, Armie Hammer's Oliver smoothly challenges the ...
 
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Here's how the artist did it.
It’s always amusing to have the places we pass everyday presented in a way that makes us look at them with fresh eyes. And while Manila will probably never look like Tokyo, we now know how it would look as the setting ...
 
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One of them even has a lawyer and an agent.
The Chinese Year of the Dog is almost upon us, and we’re celebrating man’s best friend by looking at some of the most famous dogs on Instagram. These canine celebrities are so popular that most of them have their own merchandise and ...
 
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There’s hope for the world’s endangered species yet.
There's absolutely no shame in partaking of a little eye-bleach from time to time, and here we hit the motherlode. Just in time to cure the Monday blues, Singapore Wildlife Reserves released photos of their newborns from 2017.Last year Jurong Bird Park, ...
 
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Why?
If you were in shopping in Greenbelt on December 5 last year, or dining out at Burgos Circle a week later, you may have seen a hundred-peso bill on the ground, or thousands of pesos spilling out of an ATM. And if ...
 
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Your wallet, probably.
Maybe you've heard of it, maybe you haven't. Point is it's here and ready to blow your house down.The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is, as the name suggests, massive—in more ways than one, and it is actually a little bit frightening. ...
 
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One billionaire was created every one or two days between 2016 and 2017
 Earthlings made a lot of money in 2017, but 82 percent of all that glorious wealth went to just the richest one percent of the global population, says a report by Oxfam released yesterday. On the other end of the spectrum, 3.7 ...
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