‘Haiyan’ leaves Philippines devastated but with spirit intact


The “world’s strongest storm to hit land” may have already passed, but its full impact has yet to come to light as the Philippines continues to reel in the wake of super typhoon “Haiyan”, locally named “Yolanda”.   With the death toll feared to reach 10,000, the country is torn among mixed emotions – from grieving to feeling grateful that the worst has passed. The most terribly hit is the country’s central region, particularly the provinces of Samar and Leyte, where most of the … [Read more...]

10 Best Fat Burning Foods

10 Best Fat Burning Foods

Combating fat need not mean eating much less or limiting one’s intake to tasteless “healthy” food. The key to losing unwanted fat without sacrificing a healthy appetite lies in knowing which foods to eat.   Thanks to lifelong scientific studies and experiments, experts have identified foods that actually help burn fat by helping build muscles and using up lots of energy during digestion. What most people might be surprised about is that most foods classified as “fat-burning” are not … [Read more...]

Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Champs Boosts Boston Spirit

Boston Red Sox

The victory of the  Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series Championship means more to Boston than just a historical event wherein the team clinched the title for the first time in 95 years at its home field FenwayPark. This time, it also means hope and resilience. For many Bostonians, the  Boston Red Sox championship is also a welcoming banner toward the road to healing in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15 this year, where three people were … [Read more...]

Google Glass Gains Unexpected Publicity through Speeding ‘Explorer’

Google Glass

Google Glass may have already been making waves among the tech-savvy since its development, but it was not until a Glass-wearing driver was ticketed by a police this week that the device has caught the attention of mainstream media.   The wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display developed by the search engine giant has quickly gained unexpected popularity – unprecedented even by the product’s aggressive promotion earlier this year. The unexpected boost in publicity of … [Read more...]

Kennedys Look Forward to Seeing Michael Skakel Proven Innocent

Michael Skakel

The Kennedys, undoubtedly among America’s most iconic political families, are finding themselves under the spotlight once again – though not for the most glamorous reasons. On October 23rd, all eyes were back on Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, when his murder conviction was overturned by Connecticut judge Thomas Bishop – granting Michael Skakel a new trial that has yet to be scheduled. Skakel was convicted in 2002 for the murder of Martha Moxley in 1975, and was sentenced to 20 years to life. … [Read more...]

Breaking Bad Spinoff “Better Call Saul” to Soothe Fan Withdrawals

Breaking Bad

“More addictive than drugs.” This is how phenomenal AMC TV series Breaking Bad is described by millions of viewers who have followed the journey of chemistry-teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and emotionally and morally conflicted druggie Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). The show’s eerie yet apt analogy to drugs, however, seems to continue even after the top-rated show aired its final episode last month as many fans claim to be already going into “withdrawals”. There's no … [Read more...]

Major League Baseball Gears Up for 2013 World Series

Major League Baseball

Excitement and anticipation are in the air as Major League Baseball goes into what baseball fans are waiting for all year – the World Series. Before the much-awaited event, however, both American League and National League teams gunning for the Series’ Commissioner's Trophy are kicking the intensity levels higher with exhilarating 2013 postseason performances. On October 11th, Friday, the National League’s Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals faced off in Game 1 of the 2013 … [Read more...]

Tropical Storm Karen Weakens; Gulf Coast Braces for Heavy Rains

Tropical Storm Karen

Tropical storm Karen has significantly weakened on Friday and early Saturday due to strong southwesterly winds. Despite losing much of its strength, however, Karen is still anticipated to bring lots of rain throughout the Central Gulf Coast region. Moreover, a tropical storm warning remains in effect from Louisiana's Morgan City to the Pearl River eastward of New Orleans. According to the National Hurricane Center in Florida, the tropical storm was last monitored more than 200 miles … [Read more...]

Tiger Woods Loses Roar at 2013 Tour Championship

Tiger Woods PGA Golf

Will Tiger Woods ever get his much-awaited big comeback? Many golf critics and fans are wondering the same after what they call “yet another uninspiring performance” this week in the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola held in Atlanta. Tiger Woods shot a 1-under 69 in the 3rd round of the Tour Championship on Saturday – a slightly better performance than his last where he fell out of contention for a $10 million bonus and the FedEx Cup. Tiger Woods attributed his previous poor performance to … [Read more...]

2013 Flu Symptoms Warning and What to Expect

flu symptoms

Autumn has officially arrived – and with it is another flu season. Why the flu season starts just when the cold weather begins is still quite a mystery to scientists, but one thing they are sure of is that citizens should be aware of 2013 flu symptoms to prevent massive outbreaks.   Flu symptoms usually manifest from one day to seven days after a person’s exposure to the virus, and are typically more serious than the signs of a common cold. The affected individual may feel or show the … [Read more...]