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Dressing up can also help motivate you to exercise!
Athleisure has come a long way from being just a street style trend that cool girls like the Hadid sisters and Kardashian clan sport as their daily uniform. It’s now become a wardrobe staple, and with good reason. Athleisure pieces are comfortable ...
 
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Borrow your brother's or boyfriend's polo, or shop at the men's section for yourself, and try these looks for your next 'fit.
If there's anything we absolutely live for, it's comfortable but on-point outfits. Thankfully, wearing pieces that are a size or two bigger is on-trend ATM. They're super comfy, they hide a forthcoming food belly pretty well, and they've racked up enough street cred ...
 
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As predicted by modern style icon Alexa Chung
When you think fashion, Alexa Chung is one of the names that pop into your mind. Not only is her style chic and preppy, it's wearable and perfect for the on-the-go college girl, too!Whether she's rocking an oversized pullover,A cardigan casually wrapped ...
 
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Add some magic to your closet.
It's pretty obvious isn't it? We're all obsessed with unicorns. From our childhood obsession with Lisa Frank to our affinity for rainbow colored food, this mythical creature has captured more than just our hearts and imaginations and now, it's captured our closet ...
 
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Your trusty fashion directory for this season's must-haves
When something becomes a trend, it's easy to get overwhelmed and feel compelled to buy it all. Because we aim to make your life easier and more stylish with the least amount of effort possible, here is a little guide to 2017's latest ...
 
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Looks like the '90s trend & #Teamcozy are staying this 2017!
There's no doubt that 2016 has been a great year for the fashion department. The comeback of '90s style took the world by storm and with 2017 creeping up on us, we can't wait to find out which trends are going to ...
 
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These are the fashion trends 2017 could do without.
With the return of bell sleeves, velvet bottoms, shirt dresses, and chokers, 2016 was undoubtedly a game-changing year in the fashion scene. But with the comeback of so many distinctive fashion trends comes the exit of a few others. Below, we're listing ...
 
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Fashionable without sacrificing comfort is always the best way to go!
Selena Gomez is known for a lot of things, and her always on-point OOTDs is definitely one of them. We're used to seeing Selena rock a cool casual getup while walking the streets of Tinseltown or dressed to the nines for a red ...
 
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Paper dolls style!
It's hard to miss Ylona Garcia and Andrea Brillantes because of their big smiles, undeniable spunk, and their upbeat energy. Put these two young stars together in a room and you can be sure that you're in for a crazy, but fun ...
 
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This fashion trend is here to stay.
We're not done with off-the-shoulder looks yet! The shoulder-baring style flatters all body types, and it comes in many versions that can make you look sexy without showing too much skin. See which one will work for your fashion taste below:BardotA classic ...
 
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Your official reminder to add them to your closet.
Coincidences don't really exist in fashion. When you see a lot of people wearing a particular look or item, that's really less about the fates aligning and more about a trend brewing in the horizon. As of late, that one item all ...
 
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Hint: It's a major fashion trend we love!
Apart from being known as the spunky rising young stars of show biz, Andrea Brillantes and Ylona Garcia are also known for their fun, fresh, and fashionable OOTDs they always rock both on-and off-camera.While Ylona's style is more playful and feminine and ...
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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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