January 24, 2020
Feng shui advice: Leave noodles uncut during Lunar New Year
Timeless Elegance in the Philippines’ Most Distinguished Home Kitchens
Chefs to watch out for in 2020
On her 100th birth year, Salvacion Lim Higgins’ legacy lives on
What drives Ben Chan’s commitment to the terno?
The terno, the Gen Z way
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
Fellini’s birthplace Rimini marks centenary of maestro’s birth
Indonesia’s ‘mosque hunters’ count them up one at a time
Remembering John Baldessari, the most important artist of the’60s
‘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
Sudan vets launch campaign to save park’s malnourished lions
Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Thursday 1/23/2020 – 20:04 Sudanese vets scrambled to save four surviving captive lions of five that were…
Rahul Mishra and Imane Ayissi make history at Paris Haute Couture Week
Paris, France | AFP | Thursday 1/23/2020 – 19:38 UTC+8 By: Fiachra Gibbons Rahul Mishra and Imane Ayissi will make history Thursday…
Beauty tips to help save the environment
In my column last Jan. 17 (“Sustainability is the new luxury”), I suggested some sustainable clothing options and websites. Now I’ve also…
The best-dressed guests at Dior’s Haute Couture show
Just like that, it’s Couture Fashion Week again! As we ogle at the creations on models sauntering down the runway, we also can’t…
How US artist Judy Chicago rocked Paris fashion aged 80
Paris, France | AFP | Monday 1/21/2020 – 04:00 UTC+8 By: Fiachra Gibbons American artist Judy Chicago had a glint in her…
Low-carb diet linked to higher mortality risk – study
PARIS – Middle-aged people who get about half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday.
Health and Wellness
‘Green hajj’ slowly takes root in Mecca
Mina, Saudi Arabia -- Thousands of cleaners are busy separating plastic from other rubbish as more than two million Muslims wrap up a pilgrimage to Mecca that presents a huge environmental challenge for Saudi Arabia. The Mamuniya camp in Mina near the holy city is dotted with color-coded barrels – black for organic waste and blue for cans and plastics for recycling. It's all part of an initiative to reduce the environmental footprint of the hajj, one of the world's largest annual gatherings.
Caffeine hit: South Korea bans coffee in schools
SEOUL – Students and teachers in South Korea will need to find new ways of staying alert through the long school day, after the government said Friday it will ban coffee sales in schools.
Health and Wellness
Taiwan graffiti artist swaps spray for ink in epic tattoos
In a small workshop down a narrow alleyway in Taipei's Ximending district, tattoo artist Bobo Chen is refreshing a scene from a Japanese epic with new ink on a client's back.
Arts and Books
Poland holds 1st Chopin contest on historical instruments
WARSAW, Poland — The world's first Frederic Chopin piano competition performed on instruments from the composer's era has opened in Warsaw, aiming to revive the sound and technique of the music as it was written in the 19th century.
Designers ditch fur for London Fashion Week
LONDON — No animal fur will be used on the catwalk at London Fashion Week, which starts next Thursday, following a survey of the attitudes of leading designers, the British Fashion Council (BFC) said Friday.
Fashion and Beauty
White wine and bubbles: a Hungarian passion returns
In a Budapest workshop, a shelf lined with antique glass bottles emblazoned with pre-World War II-era producer labels and topped with metal and porcelain siphon heads testifies to the long history of Hungary's soda-making trade.
Rich sales for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ books
NEW YORK – "Crazy Rich Asians" isn't just a hit at the box office.
Arts and Books
US justice to kids: Reading helped me reach Supreme Court
NEWARK, N.J. — Justice Sonia Sotomayor said reading helped her reach the Supreme Court.
Arts and Books
Court ends stalemate in New Zealand’s Weet-bix wars
Wellington, New Zealand – One of New Zealand's top judges has ordered a compromise in a David-and-Goliath trademark dispute that had fans of rival Kiwi and British cereals cursing into their breakfast bowl.
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