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Abhishek Bachchan: Please keep your mask on!

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan on Thursday urged everyone to keep their masks on to stop the spread of Covid-19. Abhishek posted a picture on Instagram, where he is seen sporting a mask and sunglasses as he poses for the camera. “Please, please, PLEASE KEEP YOUR MASK ON! If not for yourself, think about your family, elders, friends and loved ones. ...

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Smaller and better smartphone cameras are on the way

“Today’s smartphone cameras can make a better image than cameras I paid NZ$10,000 ($7,110; £5,165) for only 20 years ago,” says Tom Ang, an Auckland-based professional photographer and author of more than 30 books on digital photography. The cameras embedded in our smartphones have become so good, many of those too young to remember anything different would scoff at the ...

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Kanye West’s $1M Yeezys may be the world’s most expensive sneakers

The first Yeezy sneakers ever worn in public by Kanye West are going on sale for over $1 million. The Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes, which the American rapper debuted at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008, will be among the most expensive sneakers ever to appear on the market, according to Sotheby’s auction house, which is organizing the ...

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Buying diamonds in lockdown? WhatsApp can be your best friend

As Italy entered a new coronavirus lockdown and shut shops in March, Genoa-based jeweller Gismondi 1754 turned to messaging service WhatsApp to sell a 300,000 euro diamond ring to a wealthy Swiss client. At the same time, sales assistants at luxury puffer jacket brand Moncler were arranging gourmet dinner deliveries to customers homes so they could dine in style while ...

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Turn your dog into the perfect work companion

Getting to spend more time at home with our pets is one of the precious few benefits of the past year. Our four-legged friends might be rubbish at getting the teas in, but they’re better listeners than most of our coworkers, respond positively to all our ideas and they never get caught up in office politics. And there are bigger ...

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World’s top new watches unveiled

Around this time of year, lifestyle journalists would be regaling watch enthusiasts with tales from Richemont’s ritzy Watches & Wonders trade fair (formerly Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, SIHH) at Geneva’s Palexpo convention center, and the historic Baselworld, where every other watchmaker, from Alpina to Zenith, is hosted and toasted in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Messe exhibition complex. ...

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‘Like cures like’, on World’s Homeopathy Day

Our body has the capacity to heal itself from any disease. Whereas, homeopathy is a science that works on the same concept. This medicinal science was first introduced by a German physician and chemist DR. Samuel Hahnemann to the world. Hahnemann was born on 10 April 1755 in Paris. Therefore to acknowledge homeopathy and its contribution to the world, the ...

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You’re vaccinated now, so can you go to a restaurant?

As the vaccinated percentage of the population increases, you may be wondering whether now is finally the time to enjoy a meal that isn’t homemade or takeout. Indoor dining and drinking at restaurants and bars is riskier than some other places for a few reasons, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Not only are people from ...

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5 exercises to combat chronic aches from too much computer time

With virtual classes and at-home work, it’s no wonder why many people are experiencing more pain in the neck and back than usual. Sitting in a chair all day, your back slouched and neck bent, is just not good for you. Period. It’s important to remain in motion throughout the day. I recommend scheduling a quick stretching routine a few ...

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Vitamin D: The truth about an alleged Covid ‘cover-up’

As Covid-19 swept the world, so did misinformation about how to treat it. But sometimes misinformation can develop even around ideas that have some truth to them – and that can be the most difficult kind to tackle. Why vitamin D? There are many treatments that have been suggested for Covid-19. Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin and vitamin D – all are, or ...

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