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KA-CHING! Scholarships for slaying video game foes

CHICAGO — Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all. A small private university in Chicago is offering hefty scholarship for players of one game in particular, League of Legends, which has become one of the …

Filipinas ranked among ‘world’s sexiest’ nationalities in dating poll

MANILA — Filipinas have been voted as one of world’s “sexiest” traveling companions in a survey conducted by travel dating website MissTravel. Filipinas were ranked among the top five preferred nationalities as traveling companions, ranking ahead of Spaniards and Australians. Brazilians bagged top spot on the list, followed by women from Russia, Colombia and the …

She Calls Him Dada

  Some things, we will never outgrow. My own personal list includes: A good animated film. Disney classics? Bring ‘ em on! In this regard, I will never outgrow my favorite heroes and heroines, princes and princesses, and best-loved characters from my favorite books and movies. Comic strips. I still thumb through the pages to …

On Fatherhood

I’ve always adored the mockumentary ‘Modern Family.’ They portray families so unbelievable that it’s actually relatable. There’s something about its satire humor and heartwarming family values (yep, it’s there) that makes me look forward to the next episode every week. Jay Pritchett, played by actor Ed O’Neill, said something from season one that I still …

Present-day dads, modern family heroes

MANILA — Gone were the days when fathers are strictly and literally the “pillars” of our home. Today, they are not just a structure that makes the house sturdy. They are real, full of life and fun-to-be-with heroes who can take the role of moms while being awesome dads, all at the same time. A …

Child deaths spark New Brunswick warning against infants sleeping in adult beds

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government is reinforcing a warning to parents that sleeping next to their infants can be dangerous. The Department of Social Development made the comment in a response to a report by the province’s child death review committee, which looked into the deaths of two unnamed children. The April 11 report …

Couples for Christ eyes Guinness record for couples renewing marriage vows

MANILA — An international Catholic lay ecclesial movement will attempt on Saturday to break a Guinness World Record for the most number of married couples who would renew their marriage vows. According to George Campos, executive director of Couples for Christ (CFC), they are looking to gather 50,000 couples at the Luneta Park on June …

Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

NEW YORK — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government’s latest study of worrisome behavior. Generally speaking, the news is good. Most forms of drug use, weapons use and risky sex …

Parenting tips for Filipino dads raising millennial kids

The fathers are often the disciplinarians in Filipino households. They are the ones who set the curfews and impose the dos and don’ts. Filipino fathers have the role of being the protector of the family, and when they tend to be a bit overprotective, it results in clashes with their millennial kids. Even though the …

New website Gays With Kids seeks to showcase and offer support to gay fathers

TORONTO—When Brian Rosenberg and Ferd van Gameren first brought their adopted son home, the couple headed online to find other gay dads who could share similarities to their new experience—only to come up empty. “Almost everything was written by moms, for moms,” Rosenberg recalled. “And we said: ‘There’s got to be something here that we …

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