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Show them you care

Show them you care

  IF you know someone who often gives you tips and reminders, that person must be concerned about you. People show concern in different ways, but one thing is for sure – it involves giving something – informa­tion, time, talent, or some­thing material that might benefit another individual. Taal volcano’s phreatic eruption and the possibil­ity […]

Let there be peace

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Let there be peace

  ONE of the notice­able effects of con­flicts and impending wars is that people get to realize the value of peace. All of a sudden, they talk about peace – which is good. Hav­ing peace is a result of continuing and con­sistent peace-building efforts involving differ­ent sectors of the soci­ety. Every person has a role […]

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A ray of sunshine

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A ray of sunshine

  IN what ways have other people made you happy? Do the same to at least 10 persons you know, the closest to you. “Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay spe­cial attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with […]

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The best gift

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The best gift

  THE Aetas who gave sweet pota­toes to Manila residents before Christmas – they could have sold them, but they chose to share a part of their harvest. That makes the act of giving more meaningful. Real giving is when it hurts. It is usually out of love and concern for another human being. There […]

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Eat less and enjoy more or eat more and enjoy less?

  IT’S the time of year when good friends are near, as the song goes. It’s also the time of year when a lot of people are hospitalized due to an excess or lack of something – usually a combination of factors, which is worse – lack of rest and sleep, too much stress, too […]

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Suicide: who’s at risk and what you can do to help prevent it

  EVEN winning people commit suicide. How can it be ex­plained? The death of a young American football player puzzled his parents. They said there were no warning signs. It turned out that a brain injury caused by repeated head trauma led to a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopa­thy or CTE. Besides head trauma, […]

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