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The Olympics, aka a giant orgy.
Bed-hopping is the ultimate Olympic past-time. In 2012, ESPN released a shocking expose on the, ah, boisterous activities that went on behind closed doors. American Olympian Josh Lakatos once compared the village to a brothel, saying “I’ve never witnessed so much debauchery ...
 
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We live in a state where wealth belongs, or can be created, only by the very few.
True story—I heard this through the grapevine:  A self-made man who has also become a newly arrived snob gets to know an even larger snob and his colleague over a series of business meetings. The larger snob has observed that the self-made man, ...
 
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From dreams and memories, recollections and conversations, we get a glimpse of the elegant life of Celia Diaz Laurel.
Celia Diaz Laurel, the acclaimed theater actress, painter, author, lover of all things beautiful, and wife of vice president Doy Laurel, died at 93 years old on July 12. She accomplished much in her glorious and outsized life, but perhaps her greatest ...
 
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The national hero’s activities in Dapitan prove that he was the quintessential Renaissance man.
When Jose Rizal was shipped off to Dapitan—a sleepy town at the northernmost tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula—he had lived in Madrid, Paris, and London; taken a train across the United States; made acquaintances with European intellectuals; and written two novels that ...
 
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A transwoman speaks her truth.
As told to Paul John CañaMy name is Jules Veloso. I’m 34 years old. I am the managing director of influencer marketing agency In Circle, and my role is laser-focused on driving the company’s growth and strategic direction by inspiring synergistic relationship ...
 
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The drawings are older than the Maya Scripts.
Prehistoric inhabitants of the Philippines have been drawing on cave walls 1,500 years before Christ was born. The cave drawings were discovered in Peñablanca town, Cagayan, and have just been confirmed to be 3,500 years old—making them the oldest directly dated rock ...
 
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The man behind the president.
By now, you’ve probably seen countless Tweets and posts offering condolences to the Aquino family. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s presidency was riddled with controversies—as all presidencies are—and plenty of posts have started with, “He was an imperfect leader, but…”Death has a funny ...
 
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How to be a man, according to Benigno S. Aquino III (1960-2021).
When I ask Secretary Leila de Lima for an opinion… well, the lawyers call it a brief, but it is anything but brief. I think the Balintang Channel [where the Philippine Coast Guard shot at a Taiwanese fishing vessel] report was 74-pages ...
 
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Happy Father’s Day, daddies.
Welcome to Esquire's Journal Project. This month, we're featuring the real lives of fathers, pops, sugar daddies, busy zaddys, and more. We're asking all sorts of fathers to give their unfiltered accounts of what's it's like to lead a family in the ...
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