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Phuket draws tourists despite rising Thailand virus cases

Phuket draws tourists despite rising Thailand virus cases

- by Associated Press

A week into an ambitious but risky plan to open the Thai resort island of Phuket to vaccinated visitors, signs were encouraging that the gambit to resuscitate the decimated tourism industry was working, even as infections elsewhere in the country surged Thursday to record highs.

Free samples are back, but with safety in mind

Free samples are back, but with safety in mind

- by Associated Press

When Pat Curry spotted bite-sized wood-fire rotisserie chicken with portabella mushroom at her local Costco in early June, she felt “giddy.” After a 14-month hiatus, free samples were back.

Do I need to take precautions at hotels if I’m vaccinated?

Do I need to take precautions at hotels if I’m vaccinated?

- by Associated Press

Most people won’t need to, but it depends on your situation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the risk of COVID-19 is low if you’re fully vaccinated, and that you can resume indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask or social distancing.

7 Health tips for a rainy day

7 Health tips for a rainy day

- by Agencies

There are so many fun things that you can do on a rainy day. But a rainy day can be extremely dangerous for you, speaking health wise. Due to consistent spells of rain, humidity settles in and that allows infectious bacteria and viruses to spread faster than ever

Picasso kept in Maine house closet for 50 years is sold

Picasso kept in Maine house closet for 50 years is sold

- by Associated Press

A mixed-media painting attributed to Pablo Picasso has been sold after spending 50 years in a closet in a house in Maine. John McInnis Auctioneers, based in Massachusetts, confirmed that the painting entitled “Le Tricorne” sold on Saturday, the Boston Globe reported.

Interesting facts about Asar 15

Interesting facts about Asar 15

- by Republica

Today, Asar 15  in Nepal is an important  and an auspicious day for all since times untold. A day dedicated to Goddess Annapurna and good harvest. It is also known as Dhan Diwas or Paddy Day. Here’s some interesting facts about Asar 15 as told by Professor Poonam RL Rana who is associated with the Department of Nepalese History Culture and Archeology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipu

Vietnamese caramel sauce yields complex savory sweetness

Vietnamese caramel sauce yields complex savory sweetness

- by Associated Press

Cooking in Southeast Asia often means incorporating a riot of contrasting flavors and textures, and the classic Vietnamese technique of simmering meat or fish in dark, bittersweet caramel is a great example of this.

Jewish Museum in Berlin opens kids’ museum about Noah’s Ark

Jewish Museum in Berlin opens kids’ museum about Noah’s Ark

- by Associated Press

Torrential rain pours down, waves break and big puddles splash as visitors enter the new children’s museum at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. No surprise there, because the exhibit is dedicated to the ancient story of Noah’s Ark and begins in the middle of the biblical deluge.

Warsaw gay pride parade back after backlash, pandemic

Warsaw gay pride parade back after backlash, pandemic

- by Associated Press

The largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights.