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Papal favorites served up in new recipe book

From an Argentinian dessert that translates as “milk candy” to Polish ravioli, a member of Vatican’s famed Swiss Guard on Tuesday unveiled a range of recipes of dishes favored by popes.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Chewing too much hassle? Japan’s got just the thing

(L-R) Natsumi Matsuoka, Sakura Miyawaki, Haruka Kodama and Rino Sashihara, members of HKT48, a girls pop group pose in a photo session to promote Lotte's prototype "Rhythmi-Kamu", ear phones that count and record the number of times you chew during its press preview in Tokyo on October 21, 2014.  AFP

Are you worried that you’re just not chewing enough to keep your mind and body in tip-top condition? Then never fear: Japan has invented something to help you count your bites.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82–US media

Oscar de la Renta AFP FILE PHOTO

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose classic-lined formal wear made US first ladies starting with Jacqueline Kennedy shine, has died at 82, US media reported Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Moscow hotel goes ‘halal’ in bid to woo Muslim visitors

No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special “halal” service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim world.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago

It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors – armored fish called placoderms – developed the art of intercourse.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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