What’s on your wish list? 10 THINGS - Bianca Gonzalez (The Philippine Star) - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year for Pinoys. And as much as peace on Earth and good health for ourselves and our loved ones is at the top of our wish lists, it also feels great to receive a gift we’ve always wanted, but never had the chance to buy for ourselves. What is on the Christmas wish list of some of the most influential Pinoys of the year? Read on. Cristalle Belo Pitt - Entrepreneur “One major thing on my wish list this Christmas is to have my own horse! My husband Justin gifted me with a horse during my birthday in April. However, he kicked his stable, got injured and his bone would not heal properly. Doctors said it was degenerative and so we had to retire him in a farm. Justin and I both ride and it would be nice to see Hunter, and my future daughter, learn how to ride on … [Read more...] about What’s on your wish list?
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I’m at the point in my life where all of the invites for weddings have petered out and have been replaced with first birthdays, grade school graduation parties and the occasional Bar Mitzvah. In the recentpast, I have also received invites to gender reveal parties. I hold the tens of thousands of IG stories with delightful photos of pink or blue balloons bursting seemingly out of nowhere or cakes frosted in white marshmallow crème which when sliced is followed by a landslide of pink candy hearts or blue confetti responsible for its popularity. Of course, as always, blue for a boy, pink for a girl. For an expectant parent, it’s another exciting party to have. It seems harmless and is actually a whole lot of fun. However, we must accept that we live in a different world. It’s moving so fast that constant re-examination is needed on a daily basis. Think of all the seemingly innocuous Disney movies. No, it’s not ok to kiss Sleeping Beauty because she did … [Read more...] about Oh boy: why gender reveal parties are obnoxious and should be obsolete
caption Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates talks with a colleague before the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. May 6, 2017. source REUTERS/Rick Wilking Bill Gates loves to read. The billionaire cofounder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes. Gates’ book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo Da Vinci, poetic works of fiction like Maylis De Kerangal’s “The Heart,” and complex yet fascinating nonfiction works like Gretchen Bakke’s “The Grid,” which is all about our energy infrastructure. Reading Gates’ top picks is guaranteed to make you smarter. This list is culled from four years of Gates’ summer reading lists and book reviews, and it’s presented in no particular … [Read more...] about 15 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer
How do you beat jetlag? What is the best thing to eat or drink when flying across the world on board a plane? How do you pack effectively when travelling? These are some of the questions that travellers often ponder. We spoke to a few flight attendants to get some answers. Andrew Scott, 25 Andrew has been flying for three years. For him, being a flight attendant is all about team work. "When you have to fly with a different crew every day, you have to trust them, and they have to be able to trust you." Airport and flight etiquette To beat the queues at the airport, Scott says to always be ahead of time. You can never predict how many people will be at the airport; immigration lines can get very long sometimes. If you're doing a transit, always book your connecting flight with at least four hours of buffer period so that you have plenty of time to catch the second flight. "Most airports now have a lot of entertainment spots and restaurants, so the hours will pass by quickly," he shares. … [Read more...] about What flight attendants say you should do when travelling
Gun control debates never go anywhere. But there are lots of other policies options to reduce death in the US, including gun deaths. Removal of lead from the environment has done a lot to make people less violent. But we have more de-leading to do. Safer roads, better alcohol policies, even putting lithium in the water – there are opportunities for consensus on saving lives. Like all of you, I want less death. So Wednesday’s mass shooting has me reflecting on the enormous and tragic social costs associated with lead. Not the lead in bullets. I mean environmental lead – in our soil, water and air. Kevin Drum from Mother Jones has been writing for years about the problems caused by lead. Exposure to lead interferes with brain development in children, causing all sorts of behavioral problems, including violent behavior. It also reduces IQ. After World War II, as lead proliferated through America … [Read more...] about We should start looking at ways to reduce death that have nothing to do with gun control