HEALTH & WELLNESS

Can I eat this? A guide to navigating moldy food

We’ve all been surprised by a colony of green fuzz growing on the side of our sliced bread, but is it safe to eat? We have the answers

Feeling disconnected from the world? Try touching some grass

“Touch some grass” isn’t just a Twitter meme, it can actually be a form of therapy

two men being vaccinated in san pedro, laguna by an initiative of the office of the vice president
Mu variant as vaccine-resistant as Beta, says WHO, but further studies needed

The variant first identified in Colombia last January “has a constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape,” according to the health body

So you’ve pulled an all-nighter and need to stay awake the next day. These hacks can help

Try these biohacks when even a double espresso isn’t doing it for you anymore

Wearing slippers at home can improve overall wellbeing—here’s how

Full disclosure: Walking barefoot around the house was our norm until we discovered the benefits of wearing house slippers

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Here’s how tracking your steps can help raise funds for Filipino wildlife rangers

The Run, Walk, Crawl for Rangers challenge not only gives competitors a chance to win prizes, it will also raise funds for five wildlife ranger teams around the world

tea benefits
I ditched coffee for tea—and it was life-changing

Science (and my gastroenterologist) can back me up on this one, folks

a medical worker injects a woman with covid-19 vaccine in novaliches quezon city
If it makes you feel any better, only 0.0013% of fully vaxxed Filipinos got COVID

As the first case of the supposedly vaccine-resistant Lambda variant is recorded in the country, here’s a reminder that being (fully) vaccinated against COVID-19 still works

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Mental health crisis hotline calls surge as pandemic continues

The only thing consistent now is how more than 500 days in community quarantine (and all its variations) are taking a toll on our mental health

a woman injected covid-19 vaccine by a man
NCR residents can get vaccinated during ECQ—regardless of priority

If you’re an NCR resident aged 18 or older, you can get vaccinated during ECQ. Just make sure you register ahead