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Christmas Gift Guide 2013

Quirky and Interesting Christmas Gift Ideas for 2013

Giving gifts is the best and worst thing about Christmas. Grab the first thing that catches your eye and you will probably end up giving someone a gift which he or she will also receive from at least two other persons. Spend too much time looking for that perfect gift and it’s just not as fun.  Our advice: Give it some thought (but not too much) and since it’s the season where a lot of gifts are exchanged, aim for something unique and personal.

Here’s our list of 2013 Christmas Gift Ideas:

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What We Learned from the Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda

So it seems like literally everyone has an opinion about Typhoon Yolanda: how to cope with its aftermath, what should have been done, what we should be doing, and if we are doing it right. This virtual explosion of perspectives has created a lot of confusion and unnecessary enmity among people who should have been united against this common threat, and this further resulted in expended energy best used elsewhere.

But there are lessons that we, as a nation, need to learn here, and though it would have been better if these lessons were learned before the coming of the typhoon, I think it’s still a good idea to take a step back, gather our thoughts, gain some perspective, and, hopefully, form an opinion backed up by a sincere intention to do good and to do better. To this end, in this article, I’m giving you lessons I’ve learned from the aftermath of the super typhoon half a month after it first made landfall.

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