Culture Europe Eastern Europe tourism Culture No doubt, the truly astute adventure traveller has already started devising their 2019 travel itinerary. Especially appealing for that particular connoisseur of fine wine and high-brow culture this year is the Republic of Georgia. Not only Tbilisi and Batumi, which are already on avant travelers’ radar, but also Tsinandali, long revered as the cradle of viticulture. Katskhi pillar. Monastery near the village of Katskhi. The orthodox church and the abbot cell on a rocky cliff. Imereti, Georgia. Getty As oenologist Andrew Jefford attests, ''Georgia is the only country in the world where winemaking methods developed 8,000 years ago have not only never been abandoned but remain, in many ways, the world's best.''Tsinandali Cultural Festival in September 2019. No visit to the Republic of Georgia can end without witnessing a bravura display of khevsuruli, the traditional Georgian mountain dance which originates from the … [Read more...] about Georgia: Europe’s New Cultural Hub
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The range of cruelty-free cosmetics available is expanding. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the ethical issues of animal testing and demanding new kinds of products. Companies are moving fast to be a part of this movement, and in the European Union, India, Israel, and Norway bans have now been implemented, making it illegal to test cosmetics on animals within those countries’ borders or to sell cosmetics that have been tested on animals elsewhere in the world. In the US, the cosmetics industry has also made big steps forward. Two decades ago nearly all products were tested on animals, but many companies now pride themselves on having eliminated animal testing from their practices or reduced it by as much as 90%. This is partly because many cosmetics companies have funded research for alternatives to animal testing, and partly because most ingredients used in cosmetics today have already been proven safe after years of use. These are all positive changes, but … [Read more...] about Cosmetics : What are the alternatives to animal testing?
TomDispatch, ContributorA regular antidote to the mainstream media. Is there any privacy left, let alone a right to privacy? 08/28/2018 12:55 pm ET This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. By Judith Coburn Now that we know we are surveilled 24/7 by the National Security Agency, the FBI, local police, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, hackers, the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, data brokers, private spyware groups like Black Cube, and companies from which we’ve ordered swag on the internet, is there still any “right to be forgotten,” as the Europeans call it? Is there any privacy left, let alone a right to privacy? In a world in which most people reveal their intimate secrets voluntarily, posting them on social media and ignoring the pleas of security experts to protect their data with strong passwords ― don’t use your birth date, your telephone number, or … [Read more...] about A Private Investigator On Living In A Surveillance Culture
Jul 02, 9:39 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 07/02/18 AT 9:09 AM Scientists in Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, are currently developing artificial ovaries which will give women, who have become infertile after receiving chemotherapy to treat cancer for extensive periods of time, a chance to conceive naturally.“This is an extremely important advance in the field of fertility preservation,” said Adam Balen, professor of reproductive medicine and surgery at Seacroft Hospital, Leeds, Independent reported. “The ability to successfully create a ‘new ovary,’ by removing any tissue that might potentially reintroduce the cancer and fashioning a scaffold on which to grow the egg-containing follicles, allows the reimplantation of a ‘safe’ ovary, with the potential to successfully restore fertility,” he added.Currently, women … [Read more...] about Artificial Ovaries Will Help Cancer-Surviving Women Get Pregnant ‘Naturally,’ Scientists Say
By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Published 3:55 pm, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Antioch is aware of the criticisms. And it wants to address them. The East Bay city has decided to address its image problems head on, and has gone so far as to hire a consulting firm to help restore its reputation, according to KTVU. Beginning on Tuesday, the consulting firm, called Evviva Branding Agency, began surveying a few city residents to find out what they believe Antioch's best qualities are. The goal, they say, is to help Antioch home in on those to develop its own identity and marketing strategy. "Our job number one is to help the city get its swagger back," said Envviva's CEO, Dr. Dave Kippen. "People here want to point to the goodness in Antioch. It's a gorgeous place." RELATED: The coolest thing to do in each Bay Area city One resident on board: the city's mayor, Sean Wright. Wright says Antioch has actively been fighting its notoriety as a high-crime area, mainly by hiring more … [Read more...] about Antioch wants its ‘swagger back,’ hires consultant to help with its image problem