The many uses of plants, according to an artist whose studio is an indoor garden—sort of

Bacolod-based artist Kris Ardeña doesn’t consider himself a plant collector. For him, there’s more to letting them thrive in his space than a passive hobby

Food origins: The halo-halo’s macapuno, nata de coco and kaong and how they’re made

We know almost every ingredient of halo-halo by heart, but little has been said about these specialty ingredients that are products of years of scientific research and agricultural innovation

Are you ready to move to a new area? Here are some questions to ask beforehand

Moving to a new area, while appealing, is a pretty big commitment

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Here’s what you can do with your old scented candle jars

From storing trinkets to *literally* building your own chandelier, the uses of these empty candle jars are almost endless

A guide to building the home theater of your dreams

Now’s the time to start playing around with your room layout AND your television settings

Wait, does the full moon really affect my sleep schedule?

Yes, according to a number of studies and folklore at least

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Let’s stop calling recent disasters ‘natural’ because they’re not

The disasters hitting us may originally be forces of nature, but we had a role in making them even more catastrophic

8 flowers and herbs to keep unwanted insects away from your space

Turns out all the scents we find calming are repulsive to mosquitoes

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Taste the flavors of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in this locally-made gin

Aside from paying tribute to local ingredients, Agimat Gin also incorporates mythology and symbolism to the experience

EDITOR'S PICKS
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Order up! Shake Shack’s Chick’n Bites are finally coming to Manila

Attention all Shack fans! The NY-based fast food chain is finally adding Chick’n Bites to the menu—but only for a limited time

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Unhealthy WFH habits are giving you ‘coronasomnia’

Our lives had been disrupted—of course, our brain and body clock aren’t having it

Peek inside the soon-to-reopen Metropolitan Theater through this 360° virtual tour

No need to wait until its April opening to see how the historic Art Deco structure has been renovated; you can see the Met’s restored theater and lobby through this website

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Food origins: The halo-halo’s macapuno, nata de coco and kaong and how they’re made

We know almost every ingredient of halo-halo by heart, but little has been said about these specialty ingredients that are products of years of scientific research and agricultural innovation

VIDEOS

5 Chinese restaurants in Banawe, QC

Along Banawe in Quezon City, there are many restaurants that are institutions in themselves, serving Chinese and Filipino diners alike for years, if not decades. But at the same time, there are newcomers that may not be as steeped in tradition but just as enjoyable if not better.