The first few months of a new year can be a stressful time financially. The Christmas holidays typically lead to depleted savings and higher credit card balances, while tax season is right around the corner.
Thousands of people flocked this weekend to check out the winners of “Reinventing Paris”, an international architecture competition to transform the city’s forgotten public buildings and spaces into environmentally-friendly urban designs.
The heyday of ballroom dancing may have ended with Truman Capote's famed Black & White Ball, but television shows like Dancing with the Stars are helping to revive the dance style. You can keep the trend going with a ballroom-themed birthday party.
With my arms clamped tightly to the side of my clammy swimming costume, I face the naked woman who’s gesticulating wildly and firing a torrent of Danish at me. When I haltingly ask her whether she speaks English, she barely pauses for breath before ordering me – in perfect English – to take off my costume and make my way to the communal shower, for reasons of hygiene.