Do Not Disregard Mental Health

We’ve heard it time and again that health is wealth. It’s essentially the only thing that will last you a lifetime. You only have one body after all. How you take care of yourself and live a healthy life can likewise determine the quality of your life in your lifetime. However, there is one aspect of human health that is seldom talked about – mental health. A person’s mental well-being is just as important as his/her physical health and we shouldn’t even be arguing about it at this point. When ignored or not cared for properly, a poor mental state can cause various problems in life not only to your health but also your relationships with others.

You’d be surprised to find out that the state of your mind can have a big impact on your body. But it is not surprising to see someone fall ill when they are constantly stressed, losing sleep and worried about a lot of things all the time. You’d notice that you tend to lose weight, get dark circles under your eyes and feel anxious and fidgety all the time when something is bothering …

Students Lead Social Changes

Free speech and democracy have long been enjoyed by the millions of people in the country but it hasn’t always been like that. There was a time when only a handful enjoyed certain privileges while the rest suffered in poverty and slavery. But over time and countless blood, sweat and tears of brave and selfless people, almost equal rights are now enjoyed by all. Take note, almost. While we seem to enjoy most of our human rights nowadays and take for granted the heroic bravery of our forefathers for us to be able to enjoy all these things, there are still a few vulnerable groups in society that don’t get to enjoy all these things like the rest of us.

Students get an education to learn crucial life and professional skills but they also learn about these inequalities and injustices in life. And with their idealistic point of views, it no longer comes as a surprise to see them fighting for various causes and leading up activist groups. The country is quite familiar with student activism and has seen our fair share of peaceful or violent protests in the student’s …

The Threat Of Global Warming

While the rest of humanity is busy polluting and abusing the world’s natural resources, there are actually sensible and responsible individuals who busy themselves with environmental issues like global warming and climate change. This issue is no longer just a concept that scientists talk about themselves but a global reality faced by all. But how much do we really know about this phenomenon? Can we still take more of nature’s wrath or are our previously undertaken initiatives in slowing down its progression now finally paying off?

For decades, scientists and other experts concerned with the state of the environment work hand in hand to gain a better understanding of our planet, the changes that are taking place in it, and what specific human activities contribute to nature’s deterioration. And thanks to them, we know more information now than we did several years back. The extent of the damage may have been a lot now but there is still time to clean up our act as what recent discoveries claim to be.

Computer modelling used a decade ago to predict how quickly global average temperatures would rise may have

Understanding Life On Earth Through A Look In The Ocean

Nature is such a mysterious force. We like to think we know everything about it since we live and breathe it every day but we are actually mistaken. We are often caught off guard by its force every time a major natural calamity strikes but what we fail to realize is that we are big contributors to the changes that are happening in the environment right now. And you do not have to look far for you to see just how much our planet is suffering just so we can continue to live in utter comfort and convenience.

It is perfectly understandable that what we see first and give more importance to are the things that we see on land because it is our home, our safe haven. Yet we forget that the world is actually made up of ¾ water, and with water, it means the ocean. To find out just how badly us humans are treating this planet, head out into the ocean and see the many changes taking place right before your very eyes. It shows signs of human abuse and misuse of the world’s resources and …

Politics In Sports Is More Obvious Now

Living in a civilized society can be a drag sometimes because of too much politics in various aspects of our lives. Even families (especially big ones) have issues like this at times and what more in our surroundings. It is there in our workplace, school, and both private and public places we frequent. While some aren’t that pronounced, others can’t help but openly show and voice out their political opinions. However, there are areas or industries that try to be as neutral as possible. Ideally, the church should be one because of the separation of the powers of the church and the state aside from them supposedly being non-partisan.

Sports is another area that should be solely about sports only. This is the only avenue where they are supposed to highlight various sports events, sports personalities and athletes and their achievements, among others but it seems that the landscape has changed along with the times. Rather than talk about sports-related events and issues, sports outfits like ESPN are featuring more shows that are political in nature rather than sporty. Of course, there are people who like and dislike this change. …

The Double-Edged Sword That Is Modern Technology

Like with everything else in this world, technology can work for or against you depending on how it is used. While technology was likely envisioned to uplift the lives of everyone, it has many flaws that we are just starting to realize now that it appears that we are being controlled by it. Aside from the environmental damage many of its electronic parts are causing and the increased demand for energy that is probably contributing to climate change, human behavior has changed and people started to develop bad habits related to excessive tech use.

It is likely our lack of discipline that made us gullible to these new addictions or obsessions. Since we can’t seem to put our smartphones down and steer away from social media even for just a few hours, most of us tend to lose focus and forget what our life priorities are. And in that sense, technology becomes a double-edged sword that may bring about problems for us later on although we are not discrediting the benefits offered by technology altogether because in many ways it has made our lives easier albeit a little more complex …

The Arts As A Personal Outlet

We all know that artists are humans too with human emotions and sensibilities. It is just that they are blessed with extraordinary God-given talents that are above average and may even border on the genius side. Throughout recorded history, we have seen various artworks and art pieces made by numerous artists with different tastes and style and approach to the arts. Their masterpieces have their own personal touch and often depicts the artist’s emotions or a grasp of a moment in history that is forever saved in these works of art.

Artists consider their work as their personal outlet where they are free to express their pent-up feelings and what they think about everything that is happening around them. Over the years, many of the popular art pieces that are gracing art galleries today tell a story that not everybody wants to hear because the truth hurts, after all. But not everyone is limited by societal expectations and may be quite brazen in their handiwork. And such a situation happened recently that shows everyone what the arts should be all about, without fear of censorship at all. But despite their …

Data Recovery In The Wake Of A Natural Calamity

Today’s digital world mainly relies on technology in making the world go round. Any disruptions like blackouts or natural calamities are sure to set everyone in a crazed frenzy as they try to compose and figure out how to function/exist without their handy tech gadgets. But as you already know by now, climate change is already our reality and it has intensified the majority of the natural phenomenon we experience today. Warm weather is unbearably hot and the cold winter months extra cooler. Typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. have likewise become more deadly. But what happens to us when these calamities strike and not only is our home destroyed but our precious properties too?

It is quite challenging to recover from hurricanes, for instance, as flooding is a big threat to the integrity of most of your tech devices. Computers are sensitive and data can be easily wiped out if not secured out of harm’s way. And considering the amount of data we use that are now in digital format, it is a big problem (and headache) once we lose access to the files stored in these devices in the …

Is Alternative Medicine Effective In Battling Cancer?

Back in the days, everyone feared the “C” word. It has been synonymous with despair, the end, and death. Even today, many still fear the word cancer. It has a certain ring to it that spells disaster, a terrible tragedy, a life & death situation and no cure. Well, in a lot of ways, it is true about cancer. However, many have also been in remission over the years. Some lived longer than ten years or even more without compromising the quality of their lives.

Conventional cancer treatment involves chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. There are other options although these three tops the list. While often effective especially when the diagnosis is made early on, these treatments have major flaws. For instance, chemotherapy not only kills cancer cells but even healthy ones too not to mention the awful side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs like severe nausea and vomiting and alopecia. It is perhaps also the reason why cancer patients and their families seek other forms of treatment that may be just as effective and definitely the lesser of two evils. Now for all medical organizations, and even Dental organizations, the …

The Future Of Hong Kong

We all know that Hong Kong is one of Asia’s shopping mecca. With its busy city streets and night markets to its bustling port and center of commerce, Hong Kong is undeniably one of the ultimate business hubs in Asia. Even before Singapore and South Korea and other Asian cities grew international prominence, there was already Hong Kong. This former British colony became China’s Special Administrative Region in 1997 after the transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom. Hong Kong now maintains a separate economic and political system from China under the “One Country, Two Systems,” principle.

The legendary Hong Kong skyline is quite a sight to behold. You’ll never run out of things to do and food to eat. No wonder it is a favorite destination for tourists wanting to satiate their wanderlust. Over the years, other Asian destinations also became popular to Westerners but Hong Kong still remained on top of the list both for wandering tourists and the busy businessmen who frequent its crowded streets. But with economic and political tension in the background, what will be the future like for this renowned destination?

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