Lifestyle

Summer travel in 2021: Of lockdowns, quarantines and Covid-19 testing


Something is different about travel. Maybe you've noticed it. But what? And how will it change the way you travel this summer? If you want a by-the-numbers-answer, you can consult the Deloitte State of the Consumer Tracker, which offers a monthly read of travel sentiment. It suggests travelers remain reluctant to travel and waiting for the...

Michelle Obama, Dolly Parton and other stars celebrate National Pet Day


April 11 was National Pet Day, giving pet owners across the country a chance to show off their precious animal pals. Former first lady Michelle Obama took the opportunity to celebrate the occasion by sharing a photo of Bo and Sunny, the Obama family's dogs, on Instagram. "Happy #NationalPetDay to these two bundles of joy! Thanks for always...

These savory and sweet Easter recipes will have you hoppin’ for joy


The appearance of brightly colored foods and decorations filling store aisles can only mean one thing: Easter is here! This year, the beloved springtime holiday lands on April 4, which also happens to be International Carrot Day. To celebrate the Easter Bunny’s all-time favorite food, McCormick has released a collection of savory and sweet carrot-forward...

The downside of working from home comes into view


A year into the Covid-19 era, many can relate. Employees say work-life boundaries blurred, then vanished, as waking life came to mean “always on” at work. Experts warn that working around the clock—while slipping in meals, helping with homework and grabbing a few moments with a partner—isn’t sustainable, and employers from banking giant Citigroup  to the...

Mindless scrolling on mobile getting in the way of sleep


Sleeping post 10 pm is clinically declared as an inappropriate time to go to sleep and it triggers a change in the sleeping pattern that leads to sleep deprivation. This is irrespective of the number of hours of sleep. However, a recent study has revealed that although a majority of Indians are aware that...

Vatican says Catholic Church can’t bless same-sex unions

Post Date: March 16, 2021

The Catholic Church can’t bless same-sex unions, the Vatican said Monday, saying that it is “not licit” to bless relationships that involve sexual activity outside of marriage. The ruling was issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in response to a question on whether the church has the “power to give the...

This Italian town is selling homes for 1 euro with zero deposit


Another town in Italy has put some of its historic houses up for sale and that too for 1 euro, that too with no deposit requisite. The beautiful town called Laurenzana, in the Basilicata region of southern Italy, is offering several abandoned houses to attract new residents to fortify its waning population. Most towns and...

Vegas casinos could be coming to NYC


Three large casino companies are jockeying over a rare opportunity to bring a piece of the Las Vegas Strip to the Big Apple, according to media reports.  Wynn Resorts, Bally’s Corp. and Las Vegas Sands are all quietly positioning themselves to compete for a New York City-area casino license in anticipation of Albany putting out...

Michelle Obama to be inducted into US National Women’s Hall of Fame


Former US first lady Michelle Obama will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame along with eight other women including former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, soccer icon Mia Hamm and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who died last year. The National Women's Hall of Fame named the members of its Class of 2021 set...