China's 'mermaid descendants' weave final garments from skin of fish

TONGJIANG, China (Reuters) - You Wenfeng, who belongs to China’s tiny Hezhen ethnic group, is one of the few people in her community who can still make clothing from the skin of fish. She was not yet born when her kinsmen were thrown into labor camps during Japan’s occupation of Manchuria in the 1930s and…

Will Princess Beatrice copy strict rules for guests that Eugenie enforced at her wedding?

Princess Beatrice and her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are set to marry in Spring this year. Few details are known of the big day but they could take tips from Princess Eugenie, who married Jack Brooksbank in October 2018.Before the ceremony, friends and family were reportedly given a list of what they should and should…

How to live longer: Walking, running or swimming? Best exercise to boost life expectancy

Long life expectancy can be achieved through exercise - the NHS says it can lower your risk of early death by up to 30 percent. People who exercise regularly have shown to have a lower risk of developing many long-term conditions, and research has also demonstrated how physical activity can boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality…

2020: The future is still not here

First, a belated Happy New Year and a new decade! Second, pat yourselves on the back that you do not have to fight against Skynet for your right to survive, as the nearest thing to A.I. is Google Assistant, and that fails to even set a reminder. Third, feel bad that we majorly messed up…

Female Icelandic 'Joker' composer makes film awards history

(This Jan. 19 story corrects spelling of Gudnadottir and of Todd) BERLIN (Reuters) - Golden Globe-winning Icelandic musician Hildur Gudnadottir, 37, usually lives a quiet life in Berlin, but is about to see a lot more of Los Angeles’ red carpets as nominations come flooding in for her score for Todd Phillips’ film “Joker”. On…