Your Smile-At-Home Game Plan

From work-from-home tips to binge-worthy shows to sites offering free books, we've got you covered. Consider this your stay-at-home survival guide.

With enhanced community quarantine stretching on for weeks on end, you may be feeling a bit of cabin fever. We’ve put together a stay-at-home survival guide to keep you from going stir-crazy.


Health and Wellness

Stay healthy and productive: Self-Care Tips for Those Working from Home

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Working from home may not always be as dreamy as you’ve imagined. It’s important to stick to a routine, not only to help you get stuff done but also to keep your mental health in check. This story gives a rundown of tips to keep you productive, healthy and happy in these times.



Deep-clean with handy kitchen standbysClean Your Home With These Pantry Staples

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These days, you’re probably using every part of your living space a lot more than you usually would. This also means a rigorous cleaning routine is in order. We recommend easy cleaning recipes to spiff up your abode and the well-used items in it, with help from things you may already have stock of.



Food and Drink

Eat in: Metro Manila Restaurants Offering Cook-at-Home Meals

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Your IG feed may be filled with wannabe-Masterchefs but if you don’t know the difference between a scallop and a scallion, we’ve got you covered. We have a list of restaurants offering cook-at-home meals so you can technically say you made dinner. (Heating up food counts as cooking, right?)



Veg out: 4 Netflix Shows for Those Who Love to Travel

You can still satisfy your wanderlust by taking in the scenery featured in these movies and shows available on Netflix. From documentaries to rom-coms to K-dramas, there’s a little something for every type of traveler and Netflix-watcher.


Read for free: The Emergency Library: Free Books in the Time of Self-Isolation

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There’s no better time to catch up on your reading! Here, we list the libraries, organizations and publishers who are currently offering an extensive catalog of books for free.


Get a front-row seat: Celebrate Coachella’s 20th Year, Couchella Style

Get a feel of this popular, long-running music festival through Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert, a feature-length documentary that has footage of past performances, never-before-seen clips and exclusive interviews with artists.


Sing along: Your Chance to Sing Along Free to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Hits

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You can now watch popular musicals by composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Weber on YouTube! With the series The Shows Must Go On!, you get free access to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and many other hit shows for a limited time. You can even make a donation while you’re belting your heart out from home.

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Tisha Alvarez

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