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15 of the Hottest Ramen Restaurants in Manila

Bid summer goodbye and say hello to the rainy season with a steaming hot bowl of ramen on hand. In this article, we round up Manila's favorite ramen …

10 Beauty Products Every Woman Should Have By 30

For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Nows the time to take a more grown-up approach with a few easy adds.<p>For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Now's the time to take a more grown-up approach with a …

13 Beauty Products That Have Stood the Test of Time

Go back to basics with these cult classics that are still going strong decadeseven centurieslater.<p>A healthy sense of skepticism is recommended when it comes to the cult followings of tween boy bands and Catskills communes. Not so for beauty products. Generations of women have given these classics …

24 Timeless Beauty Products

When the fads are over and the trends are done, when the movie-themed palettes and crazy nail colors are all sold out, we return to the products that our mothers and grandmothers have loved before us. You know we dig trying out new trends, but there’s something so enviable about truly classic …

Why you should never, ever wash your jeans (unless you really, really have to)

What do winners smell like? Dirty jeans – or so say some manufacturers of raw denim who claim that not washing your jeans will make them last longer. But what on earth do you do when nobody wants to come near you any more?<p>Most clothes come with simple washing instructions – which I’d hazard most …

25 Lessons About Life I Learned in 25 Years

My life doesn’t look anything like I thought it would at 25. I don’t have a great job, my car barely gets me from point A to B, and I exercise just …

Lessons from a TV Detox: Stop Watching and Start Doing

<b>“Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.” ~Benjamin Disraeli</b><p>Back when I was a ballroom dance instructor, I …

Using Mobile Phone Payments To Get People With No Credit History Some Credit

For people who’ve never had a credit card, it’s difficult to access the financial system. That’s why one startup is mining mobile phone payment records to show loan-worthiness.<p>If you’ve ever been refused store credit even though you have a decent job and plenty of money in the bank, you’ll …

Finance

Technology will hurt the banks, not kill them

Technology has its eyes on banking. Apple is expected this week to launch Apple Pay, its touchless payment system for iPhones; venture capital funds …

When You Don't Know What You Want Anymore

<b>“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”</b> <b>~Lloyd Alexander</b><p>There was a …

Over 65 million voice samples guard your bank data from scammers

Two-factor authentication might be all the rage these days, but it sounds like there could be an even more secure way of protecting against fraud -- your voice. It's being employed by major banks including Wells-Fargo and JPMorgan Chase to weed out scammers who call financial institutions armed …

Forget Cover Letters - Write A Pain Letter, Instead!

If you haven’t been on a job search lately, consider yourself lucky. The job market is no picnic. Most large and medium-sized organizations use brutal and talent-repelling automated recruiting sites with keyword-sorting software that sucks all the human life out of your application or resume.<p>Cover …

Kevin Mitnick, Once the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, Is Now Selling Zero-Day Exploits

As a young man, Kevin Mitnick became the world's most notorious black hat hacker, breaking into the networks of companies like IBM, Nokia, Motorola, …

Starbucks Personalization - Evil, Funny, Or Brilliant?

A video, Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong, has gone viral in the last few days, garnering more than six million views to date. It’s a hilarious take by Paul Gale on the practice of Starbucks writing your name on your special order coffee cup. In the video, Gale stars as a barista who, with an …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness