• Society

    The Pros and Cons of Urban Living

    Moving to a big city can be an exciting choice for many people, but not everyone is prepared for the challenges that can come from urban life. If you’ve thought about making the move, you should take time to consider the advantages and disadvantages. Pro: More Transportation Options Many urban dwellers don’t own cars because they don’t need them. They take buses, commuter trains, taxis or subways to their jobs and back, and these can cost less than having to fill up a car when gas prices are higher. Urban dwellers who cannot live without a set of wheels can choose to downsize to two instead of four with a…

  • Health,  Parenting

    Five Practical Tips to Prevent Your Child from Heat-Related Illness this Summer

    Summer is here! You don’t have to know the dates or the months we are now in, but you can actually feel it. The average heat index plays around 35 to 45 degrees centigrade depending on the city. Here in my place, the forecasted heat index today is around 37 degrees centigrade. So just imagine the discomfort us adults are experiencing, how much more our kids? So to prevent the kids from experiencing discomfort or heat-related illness this summer, aside from eating healthy and taking supplements, here are some tips you can easily do: 1. Keep your children hydrated. Make sure they drink water all the time especially if they…

  • ADVOCACY

    How My Green Living Journey Started

    We frequently hear about saving Mother Earth and doing what is right to have a clean and green environment. I can attest to this because I had. My earliest recollection was in high school. It was more on learning to know the right answers so you would be able to answer the test questions properly. It was nothing because I wanted to be a green living advocate. Not until 2009 that I was introduced to Earth Hour. I learned that turning the lights off for about an hour can make a difference. So, we did our family’s first Earth Hour. At dinner, I explained it to my kids (there were…

  • Internet

    #makeITsafePH: Protect Yourself from Online Dangers

    The Internet has a lot of great things it can impart to us. One of those is free information. You can research about anything all the time. You can even learn a new skill just by watching online videos. The second one is to meet old and new friends. You can reconnect with almost anyone, from long lost friends and family members. Aside from that, you can also meet new friends. I know this by heart because most of my closest friends right now are people I met online. Source: BBC UK But not all people are lucky enough though in meeting new friends online, some ended up getting scammed…