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How Korean entertainment helped Filipinos during the pandemic

Oct. 10 marks World Mental Health Day. Breathe, take a break and if you can, check on the people you love. “Better Today Conversations” is PLDT and Smart’s storytelling campaign focused on wellness. The four-part series will premiere on Oct. 9, 6 p.m., and will be held every Friday of October on Facebook.  Athlete and …

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You’ve seen ‘The Social Dilemma,’ now here’s how to jumpstart that digital detox

Since August, I have taken a total of six online classes on top of my daily routine of exercising, reading books and doing my share of household chores. I’ve maintained this regimen by limiting my screen time, albeit with more success in the first three weeks as I’ve recently spiraled down the internet rabbit hole …

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Can you survive 24 hours without social media? We tried

“Can you handle 24 hours without your phone?” I asked my followers on Instagram, telling them about Digital Detox Day which was happening on Sept. 5. “Can you?” friends replied to my Stories.  The question was valid. I am pretty attached to my phone. It’s the first thing I reach for when I wake up, …

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Can you handle 24 hours without social media?

#IAmWhole, Lush and Zoella founder Zoe Sugg have a challenge for you: participate in #DigitalDetoxDay on September 5. This collaboration aims to bring awareness to the negative effects of social media on mental health and encourages people to cultivate a healthier relationship with these platforms and the devices they use. Digital Detox Day asks participants …

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‘Beat the stigma that it’s not OK to talk about it’

Struggling with the new normal? Experts and mental health advocates share tips   Inquirer and Globe Telecom have partnered to provide safe spaces for people to talk about mental health. Part of the campaign is the #StartANewDay webinar series.  The first, which was for millennials and Gen Z, was broadcast on Inquirer.net’s Facebook page July 2 …

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