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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: ​Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming I love fish. I didn’t love it that much growing up, I admit. But now that I am older (and have become more diet conscious), I can say that I can eat fish all day any day. (I can’t say the same for my wife, though.)In last month’s Workout for the Week [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): ​Olive Oil Olé

Olive Oil OléWARNING: What follows is a green joke that I got from a friend who got it from a priest who was his Theology professor back in college. (I kid you not. Why some of the best green jokes mostly come from religious people I know is beyond me!) You have been warned. [...]

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ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS: Sweet Prune

Sweet Prune Many people I know still have a hard time pronouncing “almond,” and I would be lying if I said I am not among those people. Aside from pronouncing its name, I also have a hard time appreciating almond as a snack. Unlike my mom who devours almonds the way I consume Lays or Ruffles, I am not [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: P.E.G. (Penetration Enhancing Gamble)

P.E.G. (Penetration Enhancing Gamble)Ley, a common friend of ours, used to say that there are runny lotions, and there are thick lotions. While some prefer the former, our friend, Ley, prefers the latter. And this is just one of the many things we have in common—that’s why we’re friends.What makes some lotions thick is the chemical [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: ​Half Lord of the Fishes

Half Lord of the FishesIn our last entry for Workout for the Week, we talked about the Mountain Pose. Hearing the name of this yoga pose, I can’t help but think about arguably the most popular TV series to date, Game of Thrones. This makes me mentally (and giddily) run down all the characters’ cool nicknames in my [...]

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HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEALTH IS: A Touch of Green

A Touch of Green Through the years of living together under the same roof with my wife, I have witnessed how our house slowly turned into a home. In our almost five years together, our home has gone through two major renovations. Throughout that span of time, we have decorated and redecorated, let go of old furniture and acquired new ones, [...]

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ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS: Essential Oils: Tea Tree

Essential Oils: Tea Tree I was never really into the Miss Universe Pageant until our country hosted it for the second time in 1994. At that time, it was Ms. Charlene Gonzales, a popular actress and TV personality, who represented the Philippines. Although I joined our entire nation in cheering for her, I already had my adolescent heart captivated [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): ​Awesome Almond Milk

Awesome Almond MilkI grew up knowing that chips and chocolates are a staple to include in one’s duty free package when sending it back home to loved ones. When my dad used to work in the Middle East, I looked forward to opening boxes he sent that contained my favorite Pringles and Toblerone. And for a [...]

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HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEALTH IS: ​Mattress Malady -- Forget Your Foam

Mattress Malady: Forget Your Foam I don’t know about you, but I love to sleep. Back in my high school summer vacation days, I remember spending long hours of sleep, sometimes even extending until well after lunch time. That was how much I love to sleep. And my attraction to a warm, comfortable bed at the end [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: ​A Pox on Borax

A Pox on BoraxI generally hate all kinds of pests, but there are a select few that really take the cake for me. In order from worse to worst, my most hated pests are: spiders, mosquitoes, and cockroaches. But there is one pest that I abhor more than a cockroach. And that is a FLYING cockroach! [...]

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