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Do you have high adversity quotient?
Are development quotients a generational thing? You know—I.Q., E.Q., and now we have A.Q. For a long time, people believed that there was only one measurement of intelligence, and that was the intelligence quotient or I.Q. Then, Millennials came and were raised ...
 
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The Philippines is supported by many countries when it comes to the West Philippine Sea.
For many years before 2012, Filipinos referred to their portion of the sea bordering the west of the country as South China Sea. Then, after the tense Scarborough Shoal Standoff in 2012, the government decided to name the maritime area as the West ...
 
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Don’t worry, your boss could feel like a fraud too.
Do you ever feel like you’re incompetent at work despite colleagues praising your stellar performance? Or how about feeling that you’re a phony parent, despite what others see? If you’re in school, you might have felt like you don’t deserve the grades ...
 
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Maria Orosa also invented two kinds of plants.
On November 29, the Philippines will commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Maria Orosa. To many residents of Manila, the name is a reference to an obscure street in Malate surrounded by more familiar historical figures whose names have also become streets: ...
 
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'The pain never goes away... but there's alway something else after.'
Being a husband, father, or even a boyfriend is a confusing yet fulfilling role. The Husband Handbook, a collection of stories about the intricacies of relationships, is here to sort things out. This is the manual on how to have a happy ...
 
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EMBO is short for Enlisted Men’s Barrio.
In 1901, near the end of the Philippine-American War, the Americans established Fort William McKinley, one of the largest overseas U.S. military bases in the world. But the 25-square-kilometer military camp was still dwarfed in comparison by Subic Naval Base, which was the ...
 
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It may be impossible.
Graciano Lopez Jaena was a towering figure in Philippine history, considered as one of the three giants of the Propaganda Movement, along with Jose Rizal and Marcelo Del Pilar. Yet for such an important man, his remains are lost. The government has ...
 
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Larry Itliong, helped pave the way for the success of labor movements in America.
In 1929, 15-year-old Larry Itliong sailed to America along with 31,000 other Filipinos. There, he aspired to become a successful lawyer and dreamed of seeking justice for the poor and the marginalized.But the 1930s was not a good time to be a ...
 
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The following are just some of the most unspeakable rape-slay cases that shocked the Philippines.
One person is raped in the Philippines every hour. This is based on police records cited by the Center for Women’s Resources in 2017. Sadly, this figure could just be a fraction of the many victims of rape who are incapacitated to ...
 
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In 1986, the last time the University of the Philippines' men's basketball team took the championships, the country was just emerging from a dark period of its history. Then, as now, we all find hope in the team's joy.
Utak at puso. This is the University of the Philippines’ current battle cry, and it came from the Pep Squad’s 2015 routine. Utak at puso sometimes seem to be the only things going on for the state university, whose sports funds are measly, compared ...
 
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The Litas, an international collective for women on two wheels, aims to ride over every stereotype there is.
There isn't anything so manly as big bike. Everything from the leathers and studs to the full-throated thrumming of the engine between one's legs—even the term crotch rocket—evokes sex and sexuality. And, yes, sometimes a bit of sexism.When it comes to motorcycle culture, the ...
 
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After 44 years, the world's first fantasy role-playing game is bigger than ever. Here's a look at what Dungeons and Dragons is all about.
Dungeons & Dragons, the world’s first fantasy role-playing game, has enjoyed enduring popularity since it was launched in 1974. But it’s always been something of an underground culture—something people wouldn’t really admit to playing because of its association with nerds.But over the past ...
 
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Millions of us have embraced the 'film it all' era of social media. But what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of 'brand maintenance' that makes us act in ways we don't like or recognize.
I first realized Instagram Stories had changed my friends while sitting outside a pub earlier this year. It was the point in a Friday night when drinks begin to linger on the table as everyone privately debates whether to go home.It wasn't ...
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