January 21, 2020
18th-century drawings show fury of Taal
National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal
Fashion designer Patricia Santos apologizes for client’s unfinished wedding dress
Filipinos’ love of artisanal crafts continues in 2020
Pop-up shops are the way to go
Sustainability is the new luxury
Moist Diane offers the highest quality ingredients for a smooth and healthy hair
Holiday glam ideas from Pia Wurtzbach, Maris Racal, and Maine Mendoza
Shopping List: What you need to rule 2020 and where to find them
Indonesia’s ‘mosque hunters’ count them up one at a time
Remembering John Baldessari, the most important artist of the’60s
‘Pre-school Picasso’ shakes up German art world
‘Pasko sa Palacio’ highlights an old-fashioned way of celebrating Christmas
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake
Thrissur, India | AFP | Thursday 1/16/2020 – 09:05 UTC+8 It was a record-baking effort. Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern…
Race to save animals on Australia’s fire-ravaged ‘Galapagos’
Kangaroo Island, Australia | AFP | Thursday 1/16/2020 – 16:36 UTC+8 By: Holly Robertson On an island famed as Australia’s “Galapagos” for…
Sustainability is the new luxury
I often tell friends and colleagues that I’m trying my best to live a bit more sustainably. I’m far from perfect, but…
Volunteer-run grocery revives rural French village
Sauxillanges, France | AFP | Wednesday 1/15/2020 – 11:56 UTC+8 By: Céline Castella Like so many villages tucked in the folds of…
Fashionistas grit their teeth and take the bus in strike-hit Paris
Paris men’s fashion week began Tuesday with the French capital in a grip of a 41-day transport strike that has already led to…
France maintains title of world’s best ski destination for 2020
France's Val Thorens has been crowned the world's best ski resort 2020 for the sixth year in a row at the World Ski Awards.
Ireland renames county road ‘R2D2’ in honor of Star Wars
It was a name change that was begging to be made. It took just one swap of a number to rename a road in Donegal, Ireland to R2D2.
Stone stackers defy gravity at European championships
"The skills required to become an expert balancer artist are patience, focus, a love of nature and an unwillingness to be unhappy any more."
Arts and Books
Iceland’s architectural jewels: Abandoned medieval turf houses
These abandoned medieval turf houses are common in the Icelandic landscape. In the past, they offered good insulation.
Madeira: Portugal’s tourist pearl in the Atlantic
Portugal's Madeira islands are a favorite European holiday spot, and famously the birthplace of soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chinese tourists dropped most money in Europe over Lunar New Year, says report
Chinese holidaymakers shelled out the most money in European countries over the Lunar New Year.
Bulgaria’s oldest city honored as European culture capital
Plovdiv, the oldest city in Bulgaria, has been officially inaugurated as the European Capital of Culture for 2019.
Architecture and Design
New Year’s dip: Europe enjoys a frosty tradition
From Edinburgh to Lisbon by way of Berlin, the chilly thrill of a New Year's dip appealed to many looking for a bracing way to ring in 2019.
Could posting your selfies on social media make you more narcissistic?
New European research reveals too much use of social media, particularly posting selfies, could increase a person's level of narcissism.
Mind and Body
‘People wanted to have fun’: How jazz infected post-WWI Europe
Then known as ragtime, the new syncopated sound emanating from American military bands turned the European music scene upside down.
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