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Happy Lemon reopens select Metro Manila branches for milk tea delivery

Apr 18, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Three of the milk tea and beverage chain's branches are back in business for delivery orders

Finland is again world's happiest country – U.N.

Mar 20, 2020 - 7:45 PM

As in each of the previous 7 reports, Nordic states dominate the top 10, along with countries such as Switzerland, New Zealand, and Austria

LOOK: Happy Lemon introduces new Pokemon drinks, tumblers

Feb 02, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Each Pokemon flavor – Oreo Slam, Jiggle Puff Cream, and Thunder Lemon – comes in a limited edition Pikachu tumbler!

LOOK: These 7 milk tea-flavored treats are for the milk tea-obsessed

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

From wintermelon donuts, milk tea cheesecake, and milk tea bingsu – it's 2019, and we still can't get enough of milk tea!

SEC shuts down 6 online lending apps found shaming customers

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

(UPDATED) Six companies which shame and threaten customers get a taste of their own medicine, as the Securities and Exchange Commission orders their closure


LOOK: Bonchon and Happy Lemon bring you Milk Tea Bingsu

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Bingsu curious to try this? Now's your chance to try Bonchon's newest Milk Tea Bingsu, in collaboration with Happy Lemon!

Cebu’s dancing inmates featured in upcoming Netflix docu ‘Happy Jail’

Aug 10, 2019 - 7:59 PM

A new documentary by Filipino American filmmaker Michele Josue explores life inside the world-famous Cebu Detention and Rehabilitation Center

‘My Letters to Happy’ review: Beyond good intentions

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'My Letters to Happy' is thankfully a film that doesn’t use its good intentions to bandage its flaws and deficiencies

Alyssa Valdez 'nervous, but fulfilled' in upcoming film debut

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez stars in 'My Letters to Happy'

ACTING DEBUT. Alyssa Valdez (center) takes a shot at acting together with TJ Trinidad (left) and Glaiza de Castro (right). Photo from Alyssa Valdez' Instagram

If we are natural givers, why don't we give enough?

May 05, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Why is it that the most urgent and important causes in our community, country, and planet seem to not benefit enough from this basic feature of our humanity?

Finland tops world happiness rankings, South Sudan bottom – U.N.

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Released on the International Day of Happiness on March 20, the report warns that world happiness has declined in recent years, driven by a sustained fall in India, which this year ranked in 140th place

'Happy' Filipinos at record low since 2014 – SWS

Mar 17, 2019 - 3:51 PM

A recent Social Weather Stations survey shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos feel happy and satisfied with their lives

HAPPY AND SATISFIED. The Social Weather Stations says at least 80% of Filipinos said they were happy and satisfied in December 2018. Photo from Shutterstock

5 Filipino beauty brands to hoard when you’re in Manila

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:19 PM

For beauty junkies looking for their local beauty brand fix

GO LOCAL. These homegrown beauty brands are worth a try. Photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler, and from the blk, In Her Element, and Sunnies Face Instagram pages.

Sydney puts on dazzling 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong

Jan 01, 2019 - 12:08 PM

More than 1.5 million people packed the harbor front of Australia's largest city and noticed a signage beamed onto one of the Sydney Harbor Bridge's pylons: 'Happy New Year 2018!'

AUSTRALIA. New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the fireworks show. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

A year in makeup: The best Filipino beauty collabs of 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Which makeup products by your favorite celebs became your newly-found beauty essentials in 2018?

Taiwan gay marriage faces new hurdle with referendum proposal

Aug 28, 2018 - 5:28 PM

The anti-gay marriage Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance submits a referendum petition to election authorities to try to prevent the civil code from being amended to recognize same-sex partnerships

AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE Anti-gay marriage protesters display the number of anti-gay marriage petition signatures outside Taiwan's Central Election Commission in Taipei on August 28, 2018. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Kathryn Bernardo launches Happy Skin collection

Aug 21, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Generation Happy Skin is a 6-piece collection curated by Kathryn herself

MAKEUP MUSE. Kathryn Bernardo creates a beauty line with Happy Skin. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kathryn Bernardo x Happy Skin is dropping in August

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The actress will be releasing her collaboration with local cosmetics power player Happy Skin

WE'RE INTO IT. We might not be able to get Kathryn's exact look but hey, this line might just help get a little bit closer to it. Screenshot from Kathryn Bernardo's Instagram

5 truly Pinoy products we’re loving right now

May 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM

These products are so good, we just can’t help but go local!

Summer beauty picks that won't melt off your face

May 21, 2018 - 10:43 AM

The sweltering heat doesn’t mean you can’t have “beat” makeup

Impressions and prices: Happy Skin's summer-proof makeup

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Here's a quick roundup of Happy Skin's latest offerings

SUMMER-PROOF? We give our initial impressions on Happy Skin's latest collection. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Coleen Garcia's Happy Skin bridal shower

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Happy Skin throws Coleen another bridal shower as she prepares to wed Billy Crawford

FIRST LOOK: Happy Skin launches its own skincare line

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Happy Skin’s 3-step regimen is perfect for the skin concerns of every Pinoy

HAPPY SKIN BEAUTY. The makeup brand launches a new skincare line. All photos courtesy of Happy Skin

Possible trend between national happiness and net freedom, internet speed – report

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Comparing data from different studies, a blog post by a VPN provider sees that countries with high internet speeds and net freedom are also countries with high levels of happiness


PH is 3rd happiest country, says 2017 Gallup International poll

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:12 PM

The Philippines is behind Fiji and Colombia in the Happiness Index of the 41st annual Global End of Year Survey, which spanned 55 countries in 2017

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos welcome 2018

Jan 01, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Although 2017 wasn't the easiest, Filipinos welcome the new year with a bang

NEW YEAR. A fireworks display in the city of Manila welcomes the new year. All photos by Angie de Silva

Mindanaoans most optimistic about Christmas, until...

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The Social Weather Stations survey is conducted December 8-16, before floods, landslides, fire, and the extension of martial law happen

FLASH FLOODS. Flash floods and landslides kill at least 18 in the town of Sibuco in Zamboanga Del Norte. Photo from the AFP Western Mindanao Command

'Perempuan-Perempuan Chairil': Pergulatan batin sang penyair

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Pementasan 'Perempuan-perempuan Chairil' menggambarkan satu sisi kehidupan penyair Chairil Anwar yang mewarnai sajak-sajaknya

Menjelang ajalnya, Chairil menemukan hangatnya rumah dalam sosok Hapsah setelah berkelana. Foto dari Image Dynamics

Berita selebriti hari ini: Kamis, 9 November 2017

Nov 09, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Suspects in robbery-slay of retired cop nabbed in Cebu

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Police track down the principal suspects in the killing of Jose Medrano Sering Jr after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen

'Happy Death Day' review: Fun repetition

Oct 23, 2017 - 11:47 AM

'Happy Death Day' suffers from running on the diminishing fumes of a clever but limited gimmick

Einstein's theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:32 PM

The note surfaces after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem

NOTE FROM THE PAST. A picture taken on October 19, 2017, shows Gal Winner, owner and manager of the Winner's auction house in Jerusalem, displays two notes written by Albert Einstein, in 1922, on hotel stationary from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo Japan. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

‘Happy Death Day’: Thriller tak “berdarah"

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Apa jadinya kalau film ‘Groundhog Day’ digabung dengan thriller remaja ala ‘Scream’?

Small nations, big lessons

Oct 08, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Being ambitious is not a bad thing. Small in geography need not mean 'small-country mentality and policies.'

Sneak peek: McDonalds' cute 'Adventure Time' Happy Meals

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Check out the cute, colorful toys that you can get with your next McDonalds meal

Adventure Time on Mcdonald's Happy Meal

What's The Big Idea? How to make your dogs happy

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:46 PM

In this week's episode of 'What's The Big Idea?' with Coco Alcuaz, a canine behavior expert talks about what humans should do to keep dogs happy – making them man's best friend for life

Daftar komunitas yang peduli kesehatan jiwa

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Komunitas komunitas seperti Into The Light Get Happy Komunitas Peduli Skizofrenia Indonesia Indonesia Mental Health Care Foundation peduli isu seperti depresi dan pencegahan bunuh diri

Bagaimana perangkat tablet memudahkan pekerjaan dan aktivitas Happy Salma

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Karena tuntutan pekerjaan yang tinggi Happy Salma memilih untuk menggunakan perangkat tablet

Arundhati Roy releases first novel in 20 years

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Arundhati Roy s eagerly awaited second novel goes on sale two decades after her prize winning debut The God of Small Things propelled her to global fame

PRIZEWINNING NOVELIST. Indian author and political activist Arundhati Roy during a protest rally in New Delhi on September 15, 2012. Raveendran/AFP

WATCH: Unboxing all 10 of McDonalds' 2017 Minions Happy Meals

May 30, 2017 - 6:07 PM

The cute little yellow creatures are back

Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

May 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Science goes a step further to confirm what having good memories could do for you

'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran dies at 56

Apr 23, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Erin s co stars in Happy Days pay tribute to her on social media

And the world's happiest country is... Norway

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:31 PM

Other top countries on the list include Nordic neighbors Denmark and Iceland as well as nearby Switzerland

Selamat Hari Kebahagiaan Sedunia!

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Bagaimana cara agar bisa selalu bahagia?

Happy Salma ingin mengangkat kisah Chairil Anwar ke panggung teater

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Happy mengaku jatuh hati dengan sosok sang penyair

Happy saat berakting di lakon 'Tripikala'. Foto dari akun Instagram Happy Salma.

7 food parks, dining spaces to try in Metro Manila

Jan 19, 2017 - 2:57 PM

Here s where and when you can visit the nearest food park for your next barkada food trip

WATCH: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth hear young cancer patient sing

Dec 31, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Eight year old Julia Davidson performs Rainbow Connection for Miley and Liam who went to the Rady Children s Hospital in San Diego

The most abundant holiday currency

Dec 23, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] The overwhelming currency of the holidays is not the goodies – it is wishes in particular for happiness

Jollibee now fully owns China-based Happy Bee Foods

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:00 PM

With the change in ownership Happy Bee will no longer produce and sell food products to institutions other than Jollibee owned restaurant businesses

BUY OUT. Prior to the acquisition, Jollibee owns 70% interest in Happy Bee, which operates a manufacturing facility in Anhui, China

What to eat at Happy Tables, a new resto hub along Congressional Avenue

Oct 08, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Happy Tables an e jeep ride away from Katipunan is serving up G Ongpauco s crispy pata sizzling wagyu steaks liquid nitrogen ice cream and more

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler