NEW YORK—One day in January, a once-regular customer at Fuel Training Studio in Newburyport, Massachusetts, stopped in to take a “shred” class. She hadn’t stepped foot in the gym since before the pandemic.
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The popularity of yoga has grown tremendously in the past decade. More than 10 percent of US adults have practiced yoga at some point in their lives.
Even if you’re not a video game player, you might have heard about the just-released and highly anticipated television series based on beloved and acclaimed video game The Last of Us.
With the highly anticipated release of the live-action television adaptation of The Last of Us video game, cybercriminals are already plotting new schemes to attack new fans.
Ask the new artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT to write an essay about the cause of the American Civil War and you can watch it churn out a persuasive term paper in a matter of seconds.
It’s that time of year to muse on what you hope to accomplish over the next 12 months.
Mindfulness has been shown to have a number of meaningful health benefits. It can help reduce anxiety and promote healing in those suffering from long-term chronic illness.
Ever get the feeling that everything’s just another rerun of a mediocre show?
Can you name a single character from ‘Avatar’? What is a ‘forgotbuster’ and is ‘Avatar’ one of them?
When it comes to describing a certain type of film, the word blockbuster dates back nearly 80 years. It was first used in the 1940s in film trade magazines such as Variety and Motion Picture Herald. In the 1970s, with the release of Jaws (1975) and Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), the concept of the blockbuster became commonplace.
A glass or two of champagne with Christmas lunch. A cool crisp beer at the beach. Some cheeky cocktails with friends to see in the New Year. There seem to be so many occasions to unwind with an alcoholic drink.
Staying off alcohol when taking antibiotics has been hallowed advice from GPs, pharmacists and well-meaning relatives for decades. It’s difficult to work out exactly where the advice originated, but Karl Kruszelnicki (Dr Karl) suggests it dates back as far back as the 1950s, when penicillin came into use as the first really effective treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhoea and syphilis.
Perhaps the most memorable birthday of any Filipina is her 18th, considered the age of maturity. It is usually marked with her debut celebration, her coming-of-age party, featuring several series of 18 items, from roses to candles and, most recently, bills.
Are influencers good or bad? I personally think it’s neither.
During the pandemic, reading took on new meaning. People turned to books for comfort. Some read to confront difficult issues, especially following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Others used reading as a way to care for their children in locked-down houses.
Manila Water Foundation went live recently on Facebook to celebrate Global Handwashing Day with its partners, P&G Safeguard, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the Department of Education (DepEd).
Produce growers are bringing their fruits and vegetables to their consumers, not at a farmers market but on TikTok.
Staffers at Bread for the City, a venerable charity in Washington D.C., thought they were prepared for this year’s annual pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Helpers food giveaway. The pandemic had faded, but inflation was high, so they budgeted to give out 12,000 meals, 20 percent higher than normal pre-pandemic levels.
NEW YORK—Consumers holding out for big deals—and some much-needed relief from soaring costs on just about everything—may be disappointed as they head into the busiest shopping season of the year.
It’s late November, which means the holiday sales period has well and truly begun. If you haven’t already seen your spending go up, the possibility is looming. Based on psychology, here are three tips to improve the way you spend your hard-earned cash this holiday season.
Thousands of Taylor Swift fans attempting to buy presale tickets for the star’s upcoming tour meant work grinding to a halt for a certain cadre of millennials as demand overwhelmed Ticketmaster.
They were supposed to be birthday presents. They were supposed to be Christmas presents. They were supposed to be the most special of special treats for young fans of Taylor Swift.
A remarkable ascent in the corporate ladder fills the professional social-media page of Lazada PH’s CEO Carlos Otermin Barrera. After scrolling past details about his ongoing seven-year tenure with the e-commerce giant, however, wherein he mostly spent only two years in a post before getting promoted, an interesting tidbit about him sits in the education section.
Unusual Courses is an occasional series from The Conversation US highlighting unconventional approaches to teaching.
While girls and young women believe meaningful participation in politics is important, they continue to face various barriers to their political participation, including being afraid to speak out about their views and thinking that politicians would not listen to them.
The Walt Disney Company collaborates with global, non profit organization, Destination Imagination, to expand opportunities in the Asia Pacific region for underrepresented students including young women and girls, to explore future careers as Storytellers and Innovators in Asia’s creative industries.
The Negroni sbagliato has taken the internet by storm over the past several weeks, after the prosecco drink received a plug by two actors from House of the Dragon and became a sensation on TikTok.
Formerly stationed at the heart of Poblacion in Makati City, it was hard to miss the neon, pink-lit “NOKAL” sign along Kalayaan. Launched in 2018, the establishment grew into a popular all-around bar and diner, before closing during the height of the pandemic.
Does culture eat strategy for breakfast?
Working across several projects is the norm for most jobs these days. In fact, more than 80 percent of employees juggle multiple work projects at once, according to recent research.
CHICAGO—As the new school year swings into gear, some students carry heavier worries than keeping up with homework: Demand has been growing steadily for children’s books that address traumatic events such as school shootings.
Health experts are recommending children and adolescents be screened for anxiety and depression as a step to address the US youth mental health challenges.
Activision Blizzard Inc.’s sequel to the critically acclaimed Overwatch video game launched last week, providing the US game publisher a boost to an otherwise slow year of new releases.
The Grounded team is very proud to announce that the game has now hit its full release, available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11, and Steam for $39.99. It is also available with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta). Having launched into Game Preview/Early Access in July 2020 with only a sampling of what the game would be today, the full backyard experience is waiting for players to explore.
Sharing an ecosystem of innovation across various sectors and, more importantly, connecting with people top the priority list of the Ambassador of Israel to the Philippines Ilan Fluss.
When you enter your personal information or credit card number into a web site, do you have a moment of hesitation? A nagging sense of vulnerability prompted by the parade of headlines about data breaches and hacks?
Your great grandchildren are powerless in today’s society. But the things we do now influence them: for better or worse.
In the face of the climate crisis, the world needs more ways to open up spaces of dialogue that reimagine solutions and fortify hope. Artists, writers, and storytellers of many kinds can help us do that.
The sudden shift from on-campus teaching to remote learning in March 2020 changed the ways university and college faculty taught courses.
Pau Javier leans forward, her hands delicately tracing the sinuous curves of the clay, ever so mindful of the rhythmic whirring of the potter’s wheel. Slowly, the mold takes shape—the mud finds a new lease of life.
For many young people, retirement is a blip on the radar, if not a total unknown. This is particularly true during our cost of living crisis, when investing and contributing more to your pension might fall down the priority list behind paying rent.
Tackling mental health problems early is important for preventing them from getting worse.
NEW YORK—At 24, El Johnson has made up her mind that she won’t bear children, though she and her girlfriend haven’t ruled out adoption.
The Covid-19 closure of university and college campuses and move to online learning in March 2020 was a massive global educational experiment. Many students were severely disadvantaged and strained during the experiment, others coped and some thrived. Educators are divided on its impacts.
It is vital for emerging college students to understand the many changes in the newest chapter in their lives to have a rewarding college experience. For the back-to-school season, The Conversation has put together four articles from our archive that give first-year students and their parents tips on how to set themselves up for success during the college years.
Virtual health care was adopted more widely during the Covid-19 pandemic, with many people accessing health care providers remotely. However, easy and convenient access to technology means some people may choose to bypass health care and consult Dr. Google directly with online self-diagnosis.
Person-centered care, also known as patient-centered care, is the philosophy of giving power back to patients and putting them “at the center” of care. It can lead to lower health-care spending and better patient health outcomes. That’s why person-centered care has become a top priority in Canada.
Angel Hope looked at the math test and felt lost.
Vaccinated and masked college students had virtually no chance of catching Covid-19 in the classroom last fall, according to a sweeping study of 33,000 Boston University students that bolsters standard prevention measures.
A new anti-hangover supplement has gone on sale in the UK last month, marketed by Swedish firm Myrkl as “the pre-drinking pill that works.”
Suntory brings Sui to the Philippines, a new standard of gin.
Heineken has launched its latest brewing innovation, Heineken Silver, a smooth, easy to drink and accessible tasting beer that provides Filipino drinkers with a premium alternative designed for today’s social gatherings.
Millennials have been coined the “job-hopping generation,” and I’ve contributed to that stereotype. I started my career at 22 and have job-hopped almost every year since.
A recent survey of New Zealand workplaces revealed more than a third have no workplace well-being plan in place. Yet it is necessary, now more than ever, for organizations to understand what a healthy work environment looks like and to provide it for their employees.
In June, 22-year-old Harrison Pawluk filmed himself staging a “random act of kindness,” giving a bunch of flowers to an older woman sitting alone in a Melbourne food court.
From holding life-affirming signs in malls to hugging strangers, giving homeless people huge wads of cash and rescuing stray animals, “random acts of kindness” have proved a popular video genre on social media channels.
Economists often treat people as having unlimited economic wants but limited resources to satisfy them. It’s a foundational economic concept known as scarcity, often presented as a basic fact about human nature. Our recently published research found that only a minority of people actually have unlimited wants, and that most would be happy with a limited, if still significant, sum of money.
Inflation is a nightmare for the many Americans who already stretch their dollars to cover basic needs. What happens when those dollars lose value? (Meanwhile, in these parts, Philippine inflation in June 2022 surged to the highest mark in nearly four years at 6.1 percent, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority—Ed.)
Healing the nation: Mental health tech company receives grant to create free national mental health hotline
Mental health tech company Mind You Mental Health Systems Inc. was awarded last year with a Covid-19 Recovery grant by the Australian Embassy via the Australian Government’s Business Partnerships Platform, which aims to increase availability of psychological services in the Philippines. This year, Mind You has received an additional grant worth P1 million from the Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program to support Mind You’s ongoing impact to improve mental health systems in the Philippines.
After earning bachelor’s degrees in engineering and sociology, I was determined to do what I love. I headed straight to graduate school to investigate the social problems that frightened and fascinated me.
A breezy January morning made the mid-30 temperatures feel even chillier. But it was an important day for the young man pushing 30 himself.
Following the successful release of the adidas City Shop “Manila Hoops” tee collection in collaboration with Filipino muralist and illustrator Jappy Agoncillo, adidas Philippines unveils the next chapter of its hyperlocal collaboration with the featured artist through the launch of the D.O.N Issue #3 “Origin Story.” A special edition release of NBA Star Donovan Mitchell’s signature basketball shoe, the Filipino-designed colorway has been released earlier this month.
Surprises, raffles, and booths await carnival-style in select malls for everyone to enjoy as part of foodpanda’s biggest bash to date from June 17 to July 3.
NEW YORK—Iman Vellani, who stars as Kamala Khan in the new Disney+ series Ms. Marvel, has a conundrum.
The rich and unique culinary artistry of the Philippine Northern and Southern regions come to the fore this June at Conrad Manila’s award-winning all-day dining restaurant, Brasseries on 3.
Biochemist and author of the Glucose Revolution Jessie Inchauspé says tweaking your diet can change your life.
PLANO, Texas—Ronan Kotiya leans over his father, fingers wrapped around a plastic tube he’s about to slide from a tracheostomy hole in dad’s neck.
My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents, will die.
My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents, will die.
Working to improve your credit score helps ensure you can qualify for loans when you need them. However, in the Philippines, the work continues for many Filipinos across the country to enjoy sufficient access to credit and other financial services.
Healthy food need not be boring nor bland. This is the idea that young entrepreneur John Michael Hilton presents to Filipinos with his food and beverage company, Visum Ventures Inc.
Angela is a 54-year-old mother of two living with Type 2 diabetes in a small apartment in Guelph, Ontario.
Editor’s Note: This story came out in The Conversation in October 2017, months after the United Kingdom general election. Nonetheless, it remains relevant given the recent trends in several countries, including the Philippines, where tomorrow’s elections have received renewed vigor among young voters.
The Filipino youth is thinking green in terms of employment.
With the recent rise of resale apps like Depop and Poshmark, the idea of selling old clothes online is becoming more fashionable.
Credit is not necessarily a bad thing. Through credit, Filipinos can reach many of their goals such as launching the business of their dreams or providing a better home for their families. This is why it is crucial for Filipinos to become credit conscious and responsible in handling borrowed funds.
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Southeast Asia generates over 31 million tons of plastic waste each year, with 91 percent of consumers stating that they are concerned about plastic waste issues in the region. To address this, e-commerce brand Lazada launches a LazEarth campaign as part of the company’s commitment to support sustainable practices in the digital commerce ecosystem.
There are lots of classic dishes for Easter dinner: rack or leg of lamb, baked ham, Easter Bread, asparagus sides. But no one wants to miss dessert on a holiday, so make it a good one!
I doubt that even Netflix expected Is It Cake? to be such a hit.
In fiction and in films such as Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, parallel universes–also called the multiverse—exist alongside our own, with anything from small differences in events to entirely different rules of physics. It is an exciting and fascinating idea.
The company behind the popular Axie Infinity crypto game said it will reimburse online participants who lost funds after hackers stole about $600 million from a blockchain system underpinning the game.
Microsoft announced that it made available for the first time a preview of PC Game Pass to five Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
For my entire life I’ve obsessively watched South Korean television dramas, or K-dramas.
Plastic pollution is accumulating worldwide, on land and in the oceans. According to a study commissioned by the World Economic Forum, without changes to current practices, there may be more plastic by weight than fish in the ocean by 2050.
It’s been two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Covid outbreak a pandemic. Since then, people around the world have been asking the same thing: when will it end?
The early days of Covid brought a new sense of urgency to shopping for certain items. Toilet paper, pasta and bread flew off the shelves as people stocked up on vital supplies. Then came the must-have purchases to help with the tedium of lockdowns, with hot tubs, kitchen gadgets and new pets becoming extremely popular purchases. So did the pandemic make us generally more materialistic?
The US tech sector is growing 10 times faster and has wages twice as high as the rest of the economy. This industry also wins the race for high profits and stock returns. At the same time, the tech sector’s professional, managerial and executive labor forces are overwhelmingly white and male.
By Sarah McBride / Bloomberg
After facing much uncertainty amid the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Filipinos who are eager to secure their health and ensure a brighter future will find an ally in Sun Life, as it launches a campaign dubbed “Partner in Health.”
By Elissa H. Patterson & Hans Schroder / University of Michigan
NEW YORK—Emily Taffel didn’t pull the password plug when she divorced her first husband, and she didn’t cut off the boyfriend who followed. Now remarried with four stepchildren, she continues as a model of civility when it comes to exes and logins.
Love is in the air and cybercriminals can smell it, too.
By Amrita Jayakumar / NerdWallet
The opportunity to make money while we sleep is one few of us would turn down. And passive income, at face value, suggests we can do just that.
By Jolanta Burke & Padraic J. Dunne / RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences