Tag: holiday

In Lieu of Mardi Gras Parades, Artists Are Turning New Orleans Homes Into Wildly Creative ‘House Floats’—See Images Here

The pandemic can’t stop the party in New Orleans, where residents have transformed their homes into stationary Mardi Gras floats to help adapt the city’s traditional pre-Lenten celebrations for the age of social distancing. Last year’s festivities were among the…

/ February 15, 2021
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Donald Trump And Joe Biden’s Monday Schedules Are Very, Very Different

Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden have released their public schedules for Monday, which is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday in the United States. And the two are planning to mark the day very differently. Trump’s schedule…

/ January 18, 2021

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia’s favourite islands

I fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, near Remarkable Rocks (a popular tourist site), and being awestruck by the Southern Ocean. The island (Australia’s third-largest after Tasmania…

/ January 13, 2021
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House ramps up security for lawmaker travel

After several lawmakers were hassled in airports, federal authorities on Saturday increased security for members of Congress when they travel to and from Washington through the inauguration, according to an internal memo obtained by Axios.Why it matters: The unusual new…

/ January 9, 2021
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U.S. set to end 2020 with just over 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

Americans received just over 3 million initial doses of coronavirus vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech in the 19 days following first shipments, according to a Bloomberg tally of government websites and CDC data.Why it matters: It's far below Operation Warp…

/ December 31, 2020

12 Funny Celebrity Zoom Moments We Couldn’t Have Anticipated 12 Months Ago

Zoom has become a hotly contested part of our lives this year: love it or hate it, we’ve all had to log on to a video call at one point or another.For some of us, it’s caused burnout, and there’s…

/ December 31, 2020
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Emma Roberts Gives Birth To Baby Boy Reportedly Named Rhodes

Alert newly minted Great-Aunt Julia: Emma Roberts has welcomed her first child with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund. The “American Horror Story” alum gave birth Sunday in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. Unnamed sources told the outlet that the newborn’s name is Rhodes.  “Everyone is…

/ December 30, 2020
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McConnell blocks Democrats’ attempt to unanimously pass $2,000 stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blocked Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) effort to unanimously pass a House standalone measure that would boost the size of stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 per person.Why it matters: President Trump…

/ December 29, 2020
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These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020
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15 Golden Pieces Of Advice People Got From Their Therapists This Year

One of the overwhelming benefits of seeing a mental health professional is being able to glean a new perspective on stressful situations and issues that are affecting your life. Whether you’re in therapy to learn how to better cope with…

/ December 27, 2020
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Holiday Art Calendar, From a Christmas LED Flower Display to an Origami Extravaganza

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting digital events, as well as in-person exhibitions in the New York area. See our picks…

/ December 21, 2020
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No spare change: how charities, buskers and beggars aren’t feeling so festive in our cashless society

Collectors for the Paralympic Games carried donation buckets ahead of the recent Santa parade in Auckland, asking for gold coin donations. Onlookers shrugged them off: “Sorry, no cash on me!” To the rescue, a charity volunteer waved a contactless “tap-and-go”…

/ December 17, 2020