Snap with eco-friendly digital cameras


Thanks to those who invented the digital cameras, we don’t have to worry anymore about running out of films in the midst of capturing important scenes or events. We can also forego the agony of waiting for our photographs to be processed and printed. And by using digital cameras, we help reduce our carbon footprints.

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 …

Coco toyo: a soy-free sauce from coconut water

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Soy sauce is one of the most important food ingredients in Southeast Asia. But what if a soy-free sauce is made to substitute the traditional soybean-based condiment? Will its consumers welcome it? There’s this episode of an agriculture-oriented TV program in the Philippines that I can’t seem to take off my mind. It’s about a …

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”, …

Health benefits of spirulina


Spirulina is a dietary supplement now popularly known as a “super food” because of its massive nutrient content. Scientifically, spirulina is a simple one-celled blue-green microalga that flourishes in warm alkaline fresh water. It is not a medicine, but since 1970, it has become increasingly popular that experts continually analyzed it chemically for its excellent …

Philippines commemorates 114 years of sovereignty


June 12, 1898 marks the day when the Filipino people experienced the taste of freedom! This year the Philippines commemorates 114 years of sovereignty. Exactly 114 years ago today, the Filipino revolutionary forces led by General Emilio Aguinaldo, proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands on June 12, 1898 from the colonial rule …