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Money Diaries: These 5 Working Pinays Reveal How Much They Spend On Parking

Parking is one of the struggles of owning a car in Manila

Apart from the insane Manila traffic, there's one other thing that car owners have to deal with whenever they leave their home: parking. And unless you're lucky enough to have an office that has enough parking space or one that's directly beside ...

by Ysa Singson for  | February 28, 2019 08:00:00
Startup Tips

"I Left My Dream Career To Work At A Call Center"

The highs and lows of joining one of the country's most demanding industries

No, this isn’t a sob story. No, this isn’t a scathing indictment of the call center industry, nor is it a how-to-survive-working-in-a-BPO guide. It’s a reflection on an unprecedented but dramatic career change and how I’ve adapted so far. I don’t quite ...

by Cosmopolitan Philippines  | October 07, 2018 08:00:00
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How To Deal With Being Passed Over A Promotion

What's next?

After months (and possibly even years), the final decision has been made: You didn't get the promotion. Unless you feel absolutely no attachment to your job, you're probably an emotional mess. What happened? Where did you go wrong? You may even feel ...

by Ysa Singson for  | September 22, 2018 12:00:00
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6 Daily Struggles You Need To Overcome To Get To Where You Want At Work

Each day is different; here's how to make sure you're on top of your game

There are rare, beautiful moments when someone truly inspires you and you think to yourself, "Ok, she's the epitome of #careergoals." But every successful woman out there knows *the struggle*, and even people who are at the top of their game experience ...

by Ysa Singson for  | September 20, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This Pinay Started A Clothing Line That Celebrates Morena Pride

Writer and YouTuber Ayn Bernos now offers shirts, caps, hoodies, and sweaters

Morena The Label is a body and skin color-positive clothing label founded by Youtuber and writer Ayn Bernos. The brand offers shirts, caps, hoodies, and sweaters with statements like "I like my tan, tita" and "That melanin though" featured on them. Bernos talks ...

by Erika Villa-Ignacio for  | August 22, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Siargao Gets Its First Nail, Waxing and Massage Spa Thanks to Actress and Model Lauren Reid

It's called Sirena Spa

Lauren Reid is officially an entrepreneur! The model has opened her ~*first*~ business, and it's called Sirena Spa. Located in Siargao, Sirena Spa offers nail, waxing, and massage services.Cosmo spoke to Lauren about Sirena Spa via email.My business partners visited Siargao for ...

by Ysa Singson for  | August 14, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

8 Women Reveal Their Income: Is It Enough?

How does one determine what a 'fair' income is?

In an ideal world, money wouldn't be the taboo topic it is now. We'd all know what the average incomes are in every industry, people wouldn't be so afraid of disclosing their salaries, and we wouldn't have to constantly ask ourselves: Are ...

by Ysa Singson for  | July 18, 2018 12:00:00
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What are the Perks of Working at a Startup Company?

It's challenging but life-changing

When it comes to job hunting, we know that most applicants still prefer to browse the job vacancies of established companies. They've been around for decades, and they're still running, so they must be successful, which means you'll probably be successful there ...

by Ysa Singson for  | June 02, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

How High Up Your Office Floor Is Can Actually Affect Your Work

So...which floor are you on?

When you're really high up overlooking the city, do you ever feel like anything is possible? Like you can literally do anything?A study—published by the Society for Consumer Psychology—found that elevation of an office has *some* impact on your decision-making process. The ...

by Ysa Singson for  | May 06, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This Pinay Started Her Own Clothing Business With Php50,000

Samantha Dizon is the woman behind Candid Clothing

ICYMI, sustainable fashion is in! More and more people are making the effort to know where their things come from. That's why we were delighted to talk to Samantha Dizon, the woman behind Candid Clothing. Launched in November 2017, Candid Clothing is ...

by Mixi Ignacio for  | April 23, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

What It's Really Like To Work In A Casino In Manila

According to an ex-employee

I’ve always been curious about the organized chaos of a casino floor. Truthfully, I know very little about what goes on there—I grew up with a protective dad who didn’t even want me to play cards because he didn’t want me to ...

by Ysa Singson for  | January 14, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Billionaires Are Teaching Their Kids Mandarin and You Probably Should, Too

There's a reason Mark Zuckerberg learned Mandarin

I went to one of those high schools that required every student to take one language class. I wanted to take Spanish or French because they sound so pretty, but, of course, my parents insisted that I take Mandarin instead: "It'll benefit ...

by Ysa Singson for  | November 18, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This 29-Year-Old Pinay Tells Us What It's Like To Run Her Own Beauty Salon

Bianca has been an entrepreneur since she was eight years old

Bianca Festejo is the woman behind The Beauty Lounge by Bianca, a popular salon in the South!The Beauty Lounge is the culmination of my dreams and the dreams of my employees. I started with the idea of simply earning enough so I ...

by Ysa Singson for  | October 31, 2017 12:00:00