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”, …

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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 …

June 5 is World Environment Day


June 5, 2012.  Today marks World Environment Day. Forty years ago, at the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, the United Nations established June 5 as the day of special dedication to Mother Earth in order to: give a human face to environmental issues empower people to become active agents of sustainable …

What you need to know about smog

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Smog is a serious problem that poses risk to human health and the environment. It also causes property damage. Urban populace continuously deals with it day by day. Learn about its facts and how to minimize the effects of smog. Smog is a term coined from the words smoke and fog. It was first used …

CNN Travel picks Tubbataha Reefs as 8th best dive spot


CNN Travel names Tubbataha Reefs among the best dive destinations in the world, ranking it 8th of the top 50 underwater spots.  The reefs are home to several hundreds of coral and fish species, and protector of one of the few remaining colonies of breeding seabirds.   The top 50 dive spots The complete list …

What is ocean acidification?


Ocean acidification is the ongoing reduction in the basicity of the earth’s ocean as a result of the uptake of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere over an extended period. Global warming, as we all are aware of, is one of the major concerns that the present generation has to deal with.  It is primarily …

Why are mangroves important?


Mangroves are often called coastal bioshield because of its crucial role in the ecological system. They provide a safe refuge for aquatic organisms, protects mankind from storm surge, and secures economic livelihood of coastal communities. At the same time, mangroves significantly facilitates in moving organic matter and energy from the land  to marine ecosystems. What …

Environmentally friendly alternative materials to plastic


It’s high time that we should seriously consider using alternative materials to plastic to improve our quality of life and a healthier environment. Anywhere you look, you see plastic – from feeding bottles to grocery goods container to food storage to credit cards.  It is indeed ubiquitous.   Because plastics are lightweight, easy to carry, …