Gaza horse riders compete again as coronavirus curbs eased
Wearing riding pants, logo-decorated shirts and helmets, Gaza horse-riders resumed local show-jumping competitions on Thursday as coronavirus restrictions were eased.

Source: Reuters: Lifestyle | 18 Jun 2020 | 1:28 pm

Dressmakers keep Palestinian tradition alive in refugee camp in Jordan
Palestinian refugee Um Zeid spends her days at home in the sprawling Baqaa camp in Jordan sewing colorful dresses which gives her an income and keeps tradition alive.

Source: Reuters: Lifestyle | 18 Jun 2020 | 12:15 pm

George III's gold Breguet watch to be auctioned in London
A gold Breguet watch of George III, the British king who was forced to accept American independence after the revolutionary war of 1775-1783, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in London next month.

Source: Reuters: Lifestyle | 18 Jun 2020 | 7:57 am

Designers fashion a go-slow future for catwalks and collections
From Armani to Gucci, top fashion houses are re-designing their calendars to slow down the frantic pace of catwalk shows and new collections, as the coronavirus pandemic forces a rethink of the way the industry works.

Source: Reuters: Lifestyle | 17 Jun 2020 | 8:22 am

Thailand's roving dog groomer back in business
Volunteer pet groomer Kriengkai Thatwakorn is thrilled to be back helping out stray dogs in Thailand, some in urgent need of a shearing after waiting three sweltering months for a trim.

Source: Reuters: Lifestyle | 16 Jun 2020 | 11:48 am

Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails
The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication.

Source: NYT > Style | 20 May 2019 | 10:32 am

Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails
The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication.

Source: NYT > Style | 20 May 2019 | 10:32 am

Are Surfer Cafes and Green Markets What a Working-Class Beach Neighborhood Needs?
Sleepy Arverne is attracting entrepreneurs from its neighbor to the west, Rockaway Beach. As gentrification there continues, the community adjusts to the spotlight.

Source: NYT > Style | 20 May 2019 | 5:46 am

Are Surfer Cafes and Green Markets What a Working-Class Beach Neighborhood Needs?
Sleepy Arverne is attracting entrepreneurs from its neighbor to the west, Rockaway Beach. As gentrification there continues, the community adjusts to the spotlight.

Source: NYT > Style | 20 May 2019 | 5:46 am

Shopping Guide: Shopping for Outdoor Accent Tables
Because when it gets hot, you’ll need somewhere to put your cold drink.

Source: NYT > Style | 20 May 2019 | 5:00 am

Shopping Guide: Shopping for Outdoor Accent Tables
Because when it gets hot, you’ll need somewhere to put your cold drink.

Source: NYT > Style | 20 May 2019 | 5:00 am

Talk Dirty With Machine
The future is robots, and they’re teaching us how to flirt.

Source: NYT > Style | 20 May 2019 | 5:00 am

Talk Dirty With Machine
The future is robots, and they’re teaching us how to flirt.

Source: NYT > Style | 20 May 2019 | 5:00 am

What Is Actually Happening With Britney Spears?
Despite an online campaign by fans to “Free Britney,” there remain more questions than answers about the pop star’s well-being. Here’s what we know.

Source: NYT > Style | 19 May 2019 | 11:28 pm

What Is Actually Happening With Britney Spears?
Despite an online campaign by fans to “Free Britney,” there remain more questions than answers about the pop star’s well-being. Here’s what we know.

Source: NYT > Style | 19 May 2019 | 11:28 pm

Farm-to-table chef Dan Hunter, of Brae restaurant in Australia, on the pleasures of growing your own food
SO, IS BRAE YOUR DREAM RESTAURANT? “This is certainly the way I want to work. My dream, of course, is not to work, but I intend to surround myself with the environ­ment to work in a way I see fit for my staff and me, and the restaurant. It’s an interesting experience for those who come to Brae. It’s not just a traditional restaurant – I have 30 acres [12 hectares] of land where we grow vegetables and fruits and raise chickens. It’s pleasurable to work that way...

Source: South China Morning Post - Lifestyle feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 6:04 pm

Four top women’s fashion trends for autumn-winter 2017, from trouser suits to glittery gowns
Fashion for the upcoming autumn-winter season portrays women as strong and powerful. Dressing up is back in a big way, as designers opt for polished looks made from rich fabrics such as velvet, accented with plenty of embellishments from chain mail to crystals. Here are my top four trends: Trouser suits Hillary Clinton may have lost the American presidential election, but her influence was obvious on the autumn-winter runways as many designers paid homage to her now infamous trouser suit....

Source: South China Morning Post - Lifestyle feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 7:02 am

Ten tips to improve your health, mental well-being and fitness through exercise
There are many reasons that people avoid exercise. Time is an obvious one. Our lives are already busy – who has time to work out? Money is another common excuse. Gym memberships and equipment can get pricey. People often wonder what type of exercise they should do. There are many different forms and so much confusing information that it can be unclear what’s best. People also worry that they’ll get injured. Exercise can be fun until you get hurt, so it may seem easier to just...

Source: South China Morning Post - Lifestyle feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 7:02 am

Hong Kong cage homes for hipster tourists: ‘poverty tourism’, or a way to show visitors unique side of city?
A Hong Kong hostel with dormitories that look like cage homes used by the city’s poor has been causing a stir. Wontonmeen, an arts hub offering budget accommodation, claims to give foreign travellers a taste of “the real Hong Kong” by letting caged sleeping bunks for HK$203 (US$26) a night in Sham Shui Po, the city’s poorest district. “Even starving artists need a place to rest their heads,” reads the blurb on Wontonmeen’s website. “We like to...

Source: South China Morning Post - Lifestyle feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 4:47 am

Bar review: Gough’s on Gough in NoHo – sleek and stylish with exceptional service
The vibe: Gough’s on Gough is a sleek, stylish modern British bar and restaurant, easily spotted by the fish tank with a diver inside by the entrance. There are two bar areas: one at street level and the other next to the upstairs restaurant, which is reached by an elegant if rather steep spiral staircase (you will want to take care when descending after a few drinks). The decor is eclectic, yet the disparate elements – art-deco-style black and white floor, massive crystal bar...

Source: South China Morning Post - Lifestyle feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 1:15 am

Twenty tortured, then murdered in Pakistan Sufi shrine: police
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Twenty people were tortured and then murdered with clubs and knives at a Pakistani Sufi shrine, the police said on Sunday, in an attack purportedly carried out by the shrine's custodian and several accomplices.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 2 Apr 2017 | 7:04 am

After historic week, Brexit dawns a shade warmer
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The week Britain filed for divorce from the European Union brought relief in London and Brussels that crockery was not smashed - far from it - but negotiators fear tantrums or even a breakdown once talks start.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 2 Apr 2017 | 7:03 am

Third body found in aftermath of damaging Australian cyclone
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities on Sunday said they found a third body in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie and accompanying floods that swamped the country's east coast, as receding waters start revealing the human and economic cost of the storm.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 2 Apr 2017 | 1:32 am

Venezuela seeks to cool outrage over court power grab
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court revoked its takeover of the opposition-led Congress on Saturday after it drew international condemnation and protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 1 Apr 2017 | 10:57 pm

Flynn did not disclose income from Russian companies: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, failed to disclose payments from a Russian television network and a second firm linked to Russia in a February financial disclosure form, according to documents released by the White House on Saturday.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 1 Apr 2017 | 9:36 pm