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The Superwoman Syndrome: Is the stress for perfection your kryptonite?
Feb24

The Superwoman Syndrome: Is the stress for perfection your kryptonite?

By Didi Paterno-Magpali Whenever I see some of my lady friends’ social media updates: an announcement of their big work promotion, photos of their outfit of the day looking svelte and tres chic, photos with their better halves overflowing with love or videos of their families being silly and having all out fun, I am awestruck at their superpowers that allow them to juggle three or more roles with excellence. How do they  do it? Their...

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Kissing the Beast, Dissing the Prince: Why women love to love bad boys
Nov10

Kissing the Beast, Dissing the Prince: Why women love to love bad boys

By Didi Paterno-Magpali Once upon a time, in a far away land, a beautiful Princess was tired of the single life and dreamt of a romantic relationship with a man, with someone who will woo, love, and cherish her for the rest of her life.  Her Queen Mother reminded her to look for a good man, maybe someone like her King Father. Her ladies-in-waiting and her Queen Mother prodded her to entertain a certain Prince Charming, who was...

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Life After the Desert: Leaving and Learning from the Experience
Oct05

Life After the Desert: Leaving and Learning from the Experience

By Didi Paterno-Magpali   The angry evening sun blazed and seared my thighs as our rental car drove through the flat lands of North Texas, a stark contrast from the hilly forests of Atlanta, Georgia, our gateway into America. “Ang init! (It’s hot!)” I exclaimed to my husband, who had his sunglasses on to shield him from the highway glare. The heat reminded me so much of our former home, Dubai. We thought we had escaped the harsh...

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Going Solo: For these people, recession has meant SUCESSion
Nov04

Going Solo: For these people, recession has meant SUCESSion

by Didi Paterno-Magpali reporting from Dubai Mary Ann Santos reporting from Manila The ongoing economic recession has caused a lot of turmoil in different countries:  currency depreciation, price increases, unemployment and political unrest. Economists are bleak soothsayers, predicting that a prolonged recession will lead to an economic depression. But there are some people who have been able to make the most out of the current...

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