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Y2Z: Latest News and Headlines for Millennials

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Referring to the generation born between 1981 and 1996, Millennials move in a world with fast-evolving technology and ever-changing dynamics. BusinessMirror’s Y2Z section compiles all the most relevant millennial news and the latest information for this generation, including technological advancements, ecological news, and possible investments and careers in a dynamic environment.

Medical myth: You can’t take antibiotics with alcohol

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.

United for Global Handwashing Day

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).

Higher food prices worsen hunger crisis this holiday season

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.

Lazada PH’s 33-year-old CEO Carlos Barrera on learning, growing, shaping the ‘great equalizer’

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.

Full version of survival game ‘Grounded’ released

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.

How to college: 4 essential reads for incoming first-year students and their parents

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.

How much money do people want to achieve their ideal life?

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.

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.

The next chapter is the ‘Origin Story’

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.

You wonder why young people are voting again?

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.

Sustainability in the digital commerce ecosystem

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.

Covid may have made us less materialistic

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?