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Healthy junk food alternatives!
We all know that college can sometimes take up all our time and would force us to eat canned goods or cup noodles; it's not really healthy but it fills the hungry stomach and is quite quick and easy to make. But ...
Stay happy and healthy without extreme dieting.
Gone are the days when the stereotypical model was thought to have a diet of black coffee and nothing else. These days, you'll see some of your faves like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner chowing down a burger or a fistful of ...
Quick and easy recipes that are filling and healthy to boot!
Carrot FettuccineLove pasta but not a fan of carbs? Substitute pasta for carrot slices which offer a similar soft and tender texture using a veggie peeler.Avocado Chicken SaladFall in love with sandwiches again with this tasty chicken salad sans the mayonnaise. Instead ...
Flush out the toxins from your body with delicious fruit-infused water or a green smoothie.
 1  Lemon WaterLemons are packed with vitamins which boost energy, reduce inflammation and aid digestion,. This vital fruit is a great start in your water detox treatment and can be added to almost any recipe! 2  Flat Berry Lemon Raspberry Detox Drink  Add a ...
Who says snacks can't be yummy and healthy?
When we're PMS-ing, in a bad mood, or generally in need of a pick-me-up, our first instinct is usually to reach for a bag of chips or attack that bar of chocolate we've been saving for this very moment. But if we ...
You can totally be healthy about snacking!
 1  26Food SwapsTake note of the usual snack culprits in this list and swap them for a healthier alternative. 2  100 Calorie SnacksGo light! Next time you're in the mood for food, you can use this list as reference for sweet and savory ...
So many yummy things to try, so little time.
Looking for a place to spend the Independence Day weekend with your family and friends? How about swinging by the Glorietta 5 Atrium to sample over 30 different stalls that serve gourmet, healthy, and organic food? Indulge in the tastiest treats and ...
No, seriously.
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The singer spills fitness secrets and shares with us her own personal workout that you can easily do, too!
Ellie Goulding is one of today's most famous singer-songwriters, with tons of hits at just 28 years old. But did you know that she's a big fitness addict, too? Yep, this girl with the super powerful voice shares that running was her ...
Groggy from a whole day of studying? Get a quick energy boost from these snacks!
When you're home from a full day of school, you just want to pass out on your bed and then grab a coffee or a chocolate bar when you wake up from your nap. Though you do get a jolt from the ...
Find out all the healthy ways you can start your beautiful day with!
Getting up in the morning can be a daily struggle, but there are actually very easy and healthy ways to kickstart your day perfectly, leaving you energized and ready to face anything. The best part is they're actually all very simple things ...
Because, seriously, beauty comes from within, Candy Girls!
We're always showing you ways to enhance your natural beauty from outside—teaching you how to perfect that eyeliner trick, dishing on different lip products to slick on your smackers, and finding different ways to style your hair. But we're also big on ...
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Winning Heart

The journey of how I won people’s hearts by having a winning heart

Whatever happens tonight, I am a winner. That was the last line I delivered in front of the roaring crowd. My knees were trembling and my smile was shaking. I wanted to radiate confidence but I knew inside me were whirling storms of uncertainty. I wasn’t sure how to carry on for the rest of the night, it was only the first hour and my soul was already exhausted. I stood in front of an unfamiliar sea of people, I felt uncomfortable as they fixed their glances on me. The stage was bright and flashy as my co-contestants glazed the platform with outstanding physique and beauty. I couldn’t look straight at them because every time I did, a bucketful of insecurity was being poured on me. The whole pageant took about a few hours but it felt like eternity to me. I repeatedly asked myself questions every single time I stood on that platform. My vision was impaired by the blinding spotlights and all I could hear were the deafening roar of the audience combined with the booming music of the event. My head was filled with questions like “why are you here?”, “Will you be okay?” What will others think of you?” “What if you fail?”. Every step was heavier as I continued to overthink.

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For a moment on stage, I felt like I was floating. I was staring blankly at the end of the gymnasium. I was awakened by the loud cheer from the front row, I fixed my glance and saw large letters A-B-Y. it was like a snap to reality, I realized that’s my name. This time I could hear the synchronized cheers of people screaming my name. I smiled, walked away from the spotlight as I whispered to myself “let’s do this”. As the curtains opened, I walked towards the stage I felt lighter and different from the person a while ago. Walking was much easier and my knees weren’t trembling any longer. I stood at the edge of the stage, wandered my glance, and smiled genuinely. Flashing those pearly whites took barrels of longtime stored courage from within me. I marveled at how I could see the rainbow in the lights, the spotlights weren’t blinding anymore.

My feet started stomping to the music every time I pose and my hips would flawlessly sway to the music. The roar of the audience was overwhelming no more, it was like whispers lost in the beat of the music. I knew as I stood there, all I needed to do was smile and be myself. My name was called accompanied by the thunderous applause and booming cheers of the crowd. I stood there alongside with other contestants. I was holding a bouquet and a trophy. I could feel the heavy crown on top of my head. However, the trophy beside me was much bigger, the lady beside me wore an even flashier crown, it was the crown of the titleholder. That night I landed the first runner-up spot. My head was filled with “what ifs”. What if I did just a little better, what if I exerted more effort and so on.

As I stepped down on stage, several people rushed to me. They were jumping, screaming and clapping. It was so chaotic that it took me a millennium to recognize them, it was my family. They were hugging me from all directions. When I saw their smiles I knew I did great. I realized that was what I meant when I said “whatever happens tonight I am a winner”. Their presence, genuine smiles, and warm hugs meant more than the trophy and sash that night. For them, I was a star who shined through the darkness of the night. Before leaving the venue, a hand tapped me from behind “Congrats,” she whispered I turned to see her, and to my surprise she was a schoolmate who used to tease me because of my chubby physique.

I smiled as I expressed my gratitude towards her. As I walked away, I realized that I accomplished something legendary that night. I was able to showcase that pageants are not only for thin-looking, tall people. I managed to snatch everyone’s attention with this average height and chubby body. That night started with so much uncertainty and insecurity. As I stared at my reflection, I looked exhausted but I was wearing a different smile. A smile of victory and bravery. A smile that defeated the stereotypes and stigma about people like me. That night ended with a realization that maybe winning isn’t always about winning the crown, it’s about winning people’s hearts and having a winning heart.

Nicole Caluag A day ago

5 Mystery-Thriller Novels to Read

If you’re stuck at home and out of Netflix shows to binge-watch, then you might want to try and read these mystery-thriller books to match your homemade Dalgona Coffee.

1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The debut novel, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019, follows Alicia Berenson, a well-known painter married to an esteemed fashion photographer. Life seemed perfect for Alicia, until one evening when she shot her husband five times, and… never spoke again.

2. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

From the author of Final Girls comes this page turning novel about an infamous building in Manhattan called the Bartholomew. After stumbling upon an ad to become an apartment sitter, Jules Larsen has set out to look after apartment 12A under strict and somewhat odd conditions. Not long after stepping foot in the building, Jules has been met with unfriendly tenants, eerie noises in the apartment unit, and an abrupt departure of a fellow sitter named Ingrid.

3. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

If you loved Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho or David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, then this book is for you. After the disappearance of her Aunt Vivian while working as a night-shift clerk at the Sun Down Motel in 1982, Carly has set off to Fell NY, to work the same job at the same place as her Aunt had 35 years ago – with hopes of uncovering the truth lurking behind the Motel walls.

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4. Verity by Colleen Hoover

While known for Young-Adult Novels such as Slammed and Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover offers readers a romantic thriller about Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling author who was given the opportunity to finish the three remaining novels of a successful series after its original author, Verity Crawford, suffered an accident and has become immobile. After receiving an invite at the Crawford manor to sort through Verity’s notes, Lowen discovers an unpublished autobiography revealing the truth about Verity. With the eerie atmosphere of having Verity confined in her own home, and who is seemingly aware of her surroundings, Lowen is certain Verity is not what she appears to be.

5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

A mind-bending science fiction thriller from the best-selling author of Wayward Pines – Dark Matter is packed with the concept of the Multiverse and the philosophy of existentialism. The novel follows an ordinary Physics professor, Jason Dessen, who was looking forward to dinner with his family while walking the streets of Chicago. The next thing he knew, he was being held at gunpoint – by a man wearing a mask – and injected with an unknown drug and blacks out. When he regains consciousness, he learns that the world he woke up to was different from the world he knew.

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