Category: Lifestyle

Recharge And Rethink

If there’s anything people struggle to achieve as much as, if not more than, the elusive happiness, it’s better productivity. However, just like the art of happiness, being more productive isn’t rocket science either. The key is to work smarter, not harder. As the saying goes, “it’s not the number of hours you put into work, […]

Hi-tech illusions bring Queen Victoria’s palace to life in UK Summer exhibition

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth visited an exhibition dedicated to her great-great-grandmother Victoria on Wednesday, which uses cutting-edge technology to recreate Buckingham Palace as it was during the 19th century. Visitors will see projections and illusions showing the vibrant colors of the palace interiors before Victoria’s eldest son Edward VII redecorated it predominantly in white and gold. […]

Cannonball highlights how close Napoleon came to victory at Waterloo

A cannonball discovered this week by archaeologists provides a further indication of how close Napoleon Bonaparte came to winning the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The 3 kilogram (6-pound), rusty cannonball was found on Monday near the site of a field hospital about 600 meters behind Anglo-Allied lines on the battlefield in Belgium. Tony Pollard, […]

Hungary’s favorite gardener still digging up new tips as he turns 100

Gyorgy Balint, Hungary’s favorite gardener, turns 100 this month and his advice is more sought after than ever. A TV and online celebrity who has been handing out tips on gardening since the 1960s, Balint says his closeness to nature has contributed to his longevity. He begins each day answering queries from green-fingered fans on […]

Archaeologists find mosque from when Islam arrived in holy land

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world’s oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the holy land, they said on Thursday. The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert, dates back to […]

Swiss raise a glass to winegrowers in rare vintage festival

Switzerland uncorked a once-in-a-generation celebration of its winemakers on Thursday, with fancy dress, alpine horns, cows and dancers kicking off a festival that dates back to the 18th century. The three-week “Fete des Vignerons” began in 1797, but its roots go back a century further when winemakers used to shame the country’s worst vineyard worker […]