Clean water is not everywhere


Water may be a renewable resource as it replenishes itself through rain. But we should bear in mind that only 3 percent of it is fresh, and only a third of this amount is potable. The rest of the Earth's water is part of the ice caps and glaciers.  Over 700 million people in the …

Organic clothing for a healthier lifestyle


You don’t have to be an activist marching on the streets shouting for radical change, but you can make a subtle statement with the clothes you wear.  By choosing organic clothing, you can show your love for Mother Earth, as well as promote your own healthy lifestyle. To be a fashionista is one thing, to …

The blues of New Year celebrations


"Seven-year-old hit by stray bullet" "Boy killed, over 400 hurt in Philippine revelry" Year after year, these are the typical scenario in many areas, and the "expected" headlines in most news programs, during New Year celebration in the Philippines.  At the height of merrymaking and noise, someone has to mourn and some have to squirm …

Greener way to welcome the New Year


2013 is now two days away! What could be more fun to welcome the new year than by making noise and setting off fireworks?  Yes, fireworks has been so much a part of peoples' culture. It seems to be woven into the very fabric of almost all nations that an occasion cannot be complete without …

New Year’s resolution tips for a healthier environment


It's almost 2013! And we're beginning to hear again the proverbial words, "New Year's Resolutions".  While many people seem to be passive about the idea, there are really those who are keen about making a list of New Year's resolutions. Whether you believe in making resolutions for the coming year or not, I am making …

Bananacue: an all-time best selling street food


It’s merienda time! Time for bananacue! An all-time best selling street food in the Philippines, bananacue is made of deep fried banana coated in caramelized brown sugar.  It is usually skewered on bamboo stick when sold, for the convenience in handling and eating. It is not cooked on the skewer. Bananacue is a favorite mid-afternoon snack for many …

Living dangerously with polluted air


The Industrial Revolution ushered humanity into an age of economic progress, and a new kind of lifestyle.  A lifestyle that retrogressed from healthy to dirty.  Since then, we have been living dangerously with soot and polluted air. In fact, it is now very rare to find a place where we can breathe clean air. Alongside the so-called …

Is prolonged use of mobile phone harmful to health?


There’s a continuing debate regarding the effects of prolonged use of mobile phone. Whether it’s proven to be dangerous or not, it’s still pays to be cautious than sorry later on. A team of scientists who studied about the effects of mobile phones to users found enough evidence to classify this gadget as potentially carcinogenic …

Basic water conservation practices at home


Due to several factors, such as population increase, the human race faces a threat of clean water shortage. And so, we are enjoined to observe water conservation practices at home. The twentieth century has seen a significant rise in human population. Because of this, the need for renewable water resources also increased six-fold. Studies even …

Air pollution triggers autism


Recent studies have found compelling evidences that suggests air pollution triggers autism.  Although there is little scientific data to support these findings, other researches show that pregnant women living in major thoroughfares are twice more prone to give birth to autistic children because the polluted air they breathe can adversely affect the biochemical set up in …

Role of parents in keeping their teens from drugs


The role of parents is crucial in shaping their children’s character and lifestyle amid the threats of drug abuse. Who is still familiar with Pimp C? To recall, Pimp C was the rapper, singer, and producer, who died of drug overdose involving DXM in December 2007. He was quite vocal about the use of “Sizzurp”, …