April 21, 2021

Destinations of the week

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Most Beautiful Countries in Europe By MEEROONA From Travel Away Europe…there’s no other place like it in the world! Its fabulous monuments reveal one layer of history after another, and its breathtaking natural scenery couldn’t be more diverse. From wild to elegant, its countries bring together a kaleidoscope of cultures, and its landscapes are as […]

Greece storm: Seven killed in Halkidiki area popular with tourists

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From BBC Seven people, including six tourists, have been killed in a violent storm that swept across a region of northern Greece on Wednesday night. Gale-force winds, heavy rain and hailstorms lashed Halkidiki, near the city of Thessaloniki. A Czech couple died when their caravan was blown away, and two Romanians and two Russians also […]

National Geographic’s photo contest

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Nat Geo’s Incredible 2018 Photo Contest Finalists (Which Can Be Downloaded as Free Wallpapers, BTW) By Rain Noe From Core77 Here’s our ten favorites, with commentary National Geographic’s photo contests always draw incredible submissions from around the world, and this year is no different. Perhaps the best part is that entrants willingly yield the rights […]

Destinations of the week

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4 DESTINATIONS THAT MAKE FOR THE BEST GETAWAYS IN EUROPE From Travel Blissful Even though vacationing is always a fun experience, planning it can get really hectic at times! This is especially true if one is planning a getaway in a continent as vast and varied as Europe! How do you decide whether you want […]

Evolution of female bathing suit

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The storied evolution of the woman’s bathing suit By ELEFTHERIA TRAIOU From ekathimerini In 1907, Annette Kellerman appeared on a Boston beach wearing the world’s first one-piece bathing suit for a woman. The 20-year-old Australian athlete was arrested on indecency charges even though the suit was extremely modest by modern standards. Yet the fact that […]

Longest ‘blood moon’ of the century

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See stunning photos of the longest ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse of the century that swept across the Eastern Hemisphere By Jeremy Berke Jul. 28, 2018, 4:58 PM On the night of July 27 and the early morning hours of July 28, sky-watchers across the Eastern Hemisphere were treated to the longest lunar eclipse set to […]

Mamma Mia! Here … Again

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I Saw Mamma Mia! Every Day for a Week By Lisa Ryan From The Cut Major spoilers for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again below. Read at your own risk. I hope this doesn’t come across as a hyperbole, but Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the best film ever made. It’s a follow-up […]

Survey highlights persistent discrimination against people living with HIV

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AMSTERDAM (ILO News) – Despite progress being made in treatment that enables people living with HIV to work, they continue to face discrimination when seeking employment and as they try to keep their jobs and progress in their careers, says a new study launched by the ILO and the Global Network of People Living with […]

Deadly Athens wildfires

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Devastating photos show the impact of deadly wildfires in Athens BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable A man holds his son as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens, on July 23. IMAGE: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Devastating photos give a small insight into the colossal impact of wildfires currently raging near Greece’s capital. […]

World employment and social outlook: Trends 2018

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ILO: unemployment and decent work deficits to remain high in 2018 The ILO’s flagship report shows that while the global unemployment rate is stabilizing, unemployment and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many parts of the world. 22 January, 2018 GENEVA/DAVOS (ILO News) – As the global economy recovers but with […]