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  • JK Rowling comforts Texas slay survivor with Dumbledore letter

    August 7, 2014 6:00 AM 19

    The author wrote to Cassidy Stay after the teenager quoted a line from ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ at her family’s funeral MANILA, Philippines – The tragedy of Texas shooting survivor Cassidy Stay has reached Hogwarts. Author JK Rowling has reached out to the teenager who survived the massacre that wiped out her entire family in July, and sent her handwritten

  • Reward offered for 'sadistic' killer of Grand Canyon squirrel

    August 7, 2014 4:58 AM 22

    A video was posted on YouTube of a shirtless man kicking the squirrel, which has since been removed WASHINGTON, USA – Animal rights group PETA posted a $15,000 reward Thursday, August 7 (Manila time) for information leading to the arrest of a shirtless man seen kicking a squirrel off the edge of the Grand Canyon. Video of the unidentified male luring

  • Brazil overtakes US as cosmetic surgery world capital

    August 4, 2014 6:35 AM 20

    What were the popular procedures? SAO PAULO, Brazil – Move over Beverly Hills: image-conscious Brazil has overtaken the United States as the world's capital of cosmetic surgery. O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper on Sunday quoted official figures as saying the South American giant had recorded 1.49 million procedures in 2013, outstripping the United States

  • Dealing with rejection at the workplace

    August 4, 2014 5:00 AM 23

    Passed over for a raise, a transfer, a promotion? It hurts, but here are a few points to ponder My boss rejected my appeal for a raise after my being with my company for a little over a year. In my boss’ defense though, she did say that the company is not giving any raises as of the moment, and that I would be given one when the time comes. While I might

  • Hitchhiking robot thumbs its way across Canada

    August 2, 2014 7:20 AM 27

    The social experiment asks: Can robots trust humans? OTTAWA, Canada – A talking robot assembled from household odds and ends is hitchhiking thousands of kilometers across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment to see if those of its kind can trust humans. Society is "usually concerned with whether we can trust robots," Frauke Zeller, co-creator

  • Viber talks LDRs, Itchyworms, and the Pinoy lifestyle

    July 28, 2014 12:16 PM 23

    Viber CEO Talmon Marco visited Manila and shared insights about Filipinos and the blurring of lines between connection and social media. Itchyworms’ Jugs and Kel were also present, to share their brand new Viber sticker collection MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The venue was casual enough and reflected the vibe, pun intended, of the brand. Niner Ichi Nana’s couches

  • Picks for the family at Pottery Barn

    July 26, 2014 3:31 AM 26

    Looking for that perfect lantern, rug, or sofa? Pottery Barn might just have what you’re looking for Pottery Barn is now open in Manila. Have you visited yet? This is the first branch of the popular American home furnishings store in Southeast Asia. Pottery Barn is the most popular brand of the company known as Williams-Sonoma. Founded in 1949 in Manhattan

  • Queen photobombs Aussie athlete's selfie

    July 24, 2014 4:54 PM 22

    Does this epic photobomb take the cake? LONDON, United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth II is not known for her grasp of social media, but she tapped into a trend when she inadvertently photobombed an Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Hockey player Jayde Taylor was posing for a photograph with a teammate when the 88-year-old