How Filipinos Celebrate All Souls Day

In the Philippines, November 1 is considered All Saints Day or Undas and November 2 is All Souls Day but both days are considered an occasion to pay respect to our departed loved ones.

This is a solemn occasion but just like most parts of the world celebrating Halloween, it is still celebrated with as much fervor as fun, Philippine fiestas. There are many rituals and activities involved in this annual observance as this is also an occasion for families to get together.

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Fascinating Facts About Halloween

Have you ever wondered how the tradition of Halloween started? Today’s Halloween celebrations is a merging of many different past traditions which may not necessarily be scary or associated with the dead.

While most people see this tradition as a special occasion to spend time with family and friends, some people have samhainophobia or a fear of Halloween. Let’s hope you aren’t fearful of Halloween so you can learn some fascinating facts about this annual observance.

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5 Ways to Invest in Yourself

Do you know of an investment that will surely pay off big in the future? No financial investment is ever guaranteed to bring back huge returns except investing in yourself. Investing in yourself will upgrade your potential and help you to transform your future for the better. The best time to start is now.

While you work to enhance the growth of your career, company or business, you should not forget your personal growth so you can live a well-balanced life. Here are 5 ways that you can start investing in yourself.

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Why You Should Tithe and Give

The concept of sharing our blessings is a teaching that we often hear as children. Sadly, we do not practice this very much as we grow older and we don’t often encounter such generosity from other people either. This is mostly due to financial reasons but also due to having a poverty mindset.

In fact, generosity in the form of a “tithe” or a giving fund should be a habit and should be part of our monthly budget. Here are some reasons why we should develop and maintain the practice of tithing.

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5 Ways to Break Your Social Media Addiction

Social media usage has become a regular part of our daily lives; so much so that more and more people are becoming addicted to it. Like any addiction, it has harmful effects to our overall health. Even so, we must accept the fact that this product of modern technology is not going away anytime soon and people are going to continue using it for a very long time.

The technology itself is not harmful, at least it is not intended to be so, but the way people use it is what causes the negative effects. To prevent and reduce the negative effects of social media addiction, we need to manage how we use it. There are many ways you can start breaking your social media addiction that you can apply immediately.

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5 Negative Effects of Social Media Addiction

Unless you don’t own a digital device, or live in an area with no Internet connection, it is almost impossible to not be a part of social media in some way. There are many channels to chose from and most people have at least 2 to 3 social media accounts on different platforms.

Social media usage has become so ingrained in our daily routine that we don’t often notice the harm it can cause. Just like any addiction, social media can be addicting but it’s a habit that is hard to let go. Not having a social media account is almost the same as being anti-social but being anti-social is actually one of the negative effects of being addicted to social media.

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Lessons From Slight Edge: Simple Steps Toward Happiness And Success

You are at your lowest point in life. You are in pain but you know deep inside that you cannot stay in that state forever. Life goes on and it will not stop and wait for you until you are ready. You have heard of many success stories from people who overcame their lowest point in life. You believe that you too have what it takes to do the same. You are not just sure on where to begin.

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Lessons from Someone who Overcame Her Lowest Point in Life

You are in pain. You are having a tough time.  Nothing seems to be going your way. You just want everything to end. Unfortunately, no matter how miserable you are; life will go on. If it is any consolation, think that you are not alone. All of us, at several points in our lives have to go through challenges.No one is exempted even if you are the smartest and wealthiest person in the world. That’s just the way life is. The good news is that if you feel like you have already reached the lowest point in your life, then there is nowhere to go but up.

Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. – Paulo Coelho

Low points are the turning points in life. What you make out of them will define who you are and what you will become in the future.

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5 Things To Do to Get Through Your Lowest Point in Life

Life is made up of highs and lows and people of all ages experience it differently. When we are experiencing a “high” in some or several aspects of our life, we feel blessed, happy and fulfilled. We usually go out and tell people the good news and are compelled to celebrate our good luck, to share our joy with those most important to us and with those who helped us along the way.

When the opposite happens however, we tend to withdraw from everyone. Most of us would rather be alone when we’re sad, angry, frustrated, feeling hopeless or regretful. When we experience life from the low side, withdrawing from socialising can be helpful to your mental and emotional health but only if you do so for a short period of time. If you are feeling like you are at your lowest point in life, here are some things you can think about and do to help you feel better and to get back on your feet quicker.

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Personal Finance Lessons You Wish You Had Learned in School – Part I

Did you know that the number one cause of stress is money? According to several studies, more people worry about money compared to health, family, work or relationships. This is true regardless of age, citizenship, gender or educational attainment. Although financial stress is expected among low income families, it is puzzling to note that even high income households and highly-skilled professionals still do worry about money. A diploma on a prestigious university is never a guarantee of wealth.

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10 Ways to Improve Your EQ

IQ and EQ should go hand-in-hand to help you navigate through life and reach your goals. So if you are lacking in one area, then you should incorporate practices into your daily life that will help you improve.

Reading is a good way to enhance IQ. You gain more knowledge from reading about different topics or listening to podcasts. Basically, you need to take in more information and learn from them to help you improve your IQ.

On the other hand, enhancing EQ requires a different method. Do you think you have a high EQ? If you think you’re EQ is average or poor, then these tips should help you improve your Emotional Quotient.If you or a friend are on the high IQ side, then these tips can also help you improve your EQ.

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Signs That You Have High EQ

Both IQ and EQ play significant roles in your overall success in life. Your IQ indicates your level of intelligence while your EQ shows your ability to handle and control your emotions.

There are many available standardized tests online if you want to find out your IQ score. Don’t worry if your IQ is below average. Although having a high IQ will give you an advantage, it is not a guarantee for success. It only measures your potential for success. In fact, studies reveal that your EQ is more important than your IQ. Statistics show that about 90% of successful individuals have high emotional intelligence as compared to only 20% who have high IQ.

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