Lifestyle

Lifestyle coverage from Reuters.

Sports News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Babe Ruth's 500th home run bat is held by SCP Auctions president David Kohler before it goes up for auction in Laguna Niguel, California, U.S., November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Babe Ruth may have died more than 70 years ago, but the baseball slugger is still turning out big numbers.

World News21 hours ago

Contestants, who are mostly housewives, react to the camera as they participate in a shouting competition at Betawi traditional festival in Jakarta, Indonesia December 14, 2019. Picture taken December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Yuddy Cahya Budiman

Dozens of Indonesians have taken part in a shouting competition in the capital Jakarta, given five minutes on stage to belt out advice on issues such as health, education and child protection to a crowd below.

World Newsa day ago

Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh of Jamaica celebrates winning the Miss World final in London, Britain December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday and said she wanted to use her title to work for "sustainable change" for women and their children.

Entertainment News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Models present creations from the Alexander McQueen catwalk show at the "London Collections: Men" Autumn/Winter 16 in London, Britain January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

Italy's Fashion Chamber (CNMI) announced on Thursday a collaboration with the British Fashion Council which will bring part of London's Fashion week to Milan's men's fall-winter collections in January.

Lifestyle5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Princess Diana's Victor Edelstein midnight-blue velvet evening gown (estimated at £250,000 - £350,000), which was worn by the princess when she danced with actor John Travolta at the White House in 1985. Also pictured is her Katherine Cusack evening gown (estimated at £20,000  -£30,000) and her Catherine Walker dress (estimated £4,000 - £6,000), displayed at Kerry Taylor auctions in London, Britain December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

A sweeping gown Princess Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at the White House has been bought for more than $280,000 by the charity that looks after her former palace.

Lifestyle5 days ago

A view shows the Chateau de La Mothe Chandeniers at Les Trois-Moutiers, France, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

For most of the year, Willy Nanlohij, a 62-year-old retired bank worker, lives with his wife Hilda in a comfortable yet unremarkable home in the Dutch city of Enschede.

Lifestyle5 days ago

Volunteers of Budapest Bike Maffia, a Hungarian civil organization of biking fans who help the poor and homeless, make sandwiches to be distributed by bike in Budapest, Hungary December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tamas Kaszas

On a chilly evening before Christmas, more than a dozen cyclists emerge from the basement of an old apartment building in Budapest with backpacks full of sandwiches to feed the homeless.

Lifestyle5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Olivia Newton-John attends a 40th anniversary screening of "Grease" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

The buyer of Olivia Newton-John's famous leather "Grease" jacket has returned it to the singer and donated the $243,000 he spent to her cancer treatment center in Australia.

Arts5 days ago

A new mural by the street artist Banksy is seen in Birmingham, Britain, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls  NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Elusive British street artist Banksy has highlighted the issue of rough sleeping in a seasonal mural showing two flying reindeer pulling a homeless man on a street-bench sleigh.

Lifestyle6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Nine-year-old Belgian student Laurent Simons, who studies electrical engineering and was on track to become the youngest university graduate in the world, poses at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands November 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

A nine-year-old Belgian boy who was on track to become the world's youngest university graduate has terminated his studies at the Dutch university of Eindhoven following a dispute over his possible graduation date.

Lifestyle5 days ago

A sculpture of Mary, depicted as a refugee in a cage, forms part of a Nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont, California, U.S. December 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

A Methodist church in Southern California has turned a classic Christmas tradition - the Nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus - into a statement about immigration by putting the Holy Family in cages.

Lifestyle6 days ago

A family puts a Christmas tree that they sawed on top of the car to take home for free at The Dutch Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, Netherlands December 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

A national park in the Netherlands is making an unusual offer to visitors this holiday season: come and chop down your own Christmas tree - for free.

Lifestyle6 days ago

Britain's Princess Diana's Victor Edelstein midnight-blue velvet evening gown (estimated at £250,000 - £350,000), which was worn by the princess when she danced with actor John Travolta at the White House in 1985. Also pictured is her Katherine Cusack evening gown (estimated at £20,000  -£30,000) and her Catherine Walker dress (estimated £4,000 - £6,000), displayed at Kerry Taylor auctions in London, Britain December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A midnight blue velvet gown that Princess Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at a 1985 White House state dinner failed to sell at auction on Monday, though two of her other dresses went for above their estimated prices.

Oddly Enough7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Grumpy cat arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California  April 13, 2014.    REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

A lovelorn singing whale, a world-famous feline sourpuss and ravenous goats credited with thwarting a dangerous California wildfire were among animals whose escapades across the United States made news in 2019.

Lifestyle7 days ago

Scottish auctioneers hope to sell off 3,900 bottles of rare whisky for up to 8 million pounds ($10.3 million) next year in what they said would be the largest private collection of the tipple ever to go up for auction.

Lifestyle7 days ago

Iliana Hazzard holds her 20-month-old daughter Daphne while facing the DJ booth at a "Baby Rave" in Oakland, California, U.S. November 10, 2019. Picture taken November 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Jane Ross

The dance floor is packed, the disco lights are flashing and the DJ is spinning R&B and pop beats.

Lifestyle8 days ago

Serge Hennebel, nicknamed "Elf Serge", and a man dressed as Santa Claus (Father Christmas) interact with children in a hut in Hennebel's garden, which has been transformed into a Christmas village and adorned with hundreds of lights, in Hamme-Mille, Belgium December 7, 2019  REUTERS/Yves Herman

The Belgian village of Hamme-Mille became Christmas central on Saturday when "Elf Serge" turned on more than 25,000 lights in his garden.

Lifestyle9 days ago

A reveller dressed as devil walks through the village of Valasska Polanka during a traditional Saint Nicholas parade near the town of Vsetin, Czech Republic, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Masked devils march through the village, rattling their chains and clanking bells, going door-to-door to search for badly-behaved children.

Lifestyle9 days ago

Sotheby's employees hold a "Return of the Jedi" promotional C-3PO Helmet 1983, estimated at £15,000-£25,000 created by George Lucas' visual effects company and a prototype of an Imperial Stormtrooper helmet 1976, estimated at £30,000-£60,000 created for the first "Star Wars" film during a photocall at Sotheby's in London, Britain December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

From vintage posters to action figures, Star Wars collectibles are up for grabs in an online auction, days ahead of the release of the sci-fi saga's highly-anticipated ninth chapter.

Entertainment News10 days ago

A visitor enters the ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition at the O2 in London, Britain, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

From a superfan's shrine to a replica of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest stage where they triumphed with "Waterloo", a new exhibition opening in London on Friday looks back at the huge success of Swedish pop sensation ABBA.

Sports News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Babe Ruth's 500th home run bat is held by SCP Auctions president David Kohler before it goes up for auction in Laguna Niguel, California, U.S., November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Babe Ruth may have died more than 70 years ago, but the baseball slugger is still turning out big numbers.

World News21 hours ago

Contestants, who are mostly housewives, react to the camera as they participate in a shouting competition at Betawi traditional festival in Jakarta, Indonesia December 14, 2019. Picture taken December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Yuddy Cahya Budiman

Dozens of Indonesians have taken part in a shouting competition in the capital Jakarta, given five minutes on stage to belt out advice on issues such as health, education and child protection to a crowd below.

World Newsa day ago

Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh of Jamaica celebrates winning the Miss World final in London, Britain December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday and said she wanted to use her title to work for "sustainable change" for women and their children.

Entertainment News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Models present creations from the Alexander McQueen catwalk show at the "London Collections: Men" Autumn/Winter 16 in London, Britain January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

Italy's Fashion Chamber (CNMI) announced on Thursday a collaboration with the British Fashion Council which will bring part of London's Fashion week to Milan's men's fall-winter collections in January.

Lifestyle5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Princess Diana's Victor Edelstein midnight-blue velvet evening gown (estimated at £250,000 - £350,000), which was worn by the princess when she danced with actor John Travolta at the White House in 1985. Also pictured is her Katherine Cusack evening gown (estimated at £20,000  -£30,000) and her Catherine Walker dress (estimated £4,000 - £6,000), displayed at Kerry Taylor auctions in London, Britain December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

A sweeping gown Princess Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at the White House has been bought for more than $280,000 by the charity that looks after her former palace.

Lifestyle5 days ago

A view shows the Chateau de La Mothe Chandeniers at Les Trois-Moutiers, France, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

For most of the year, Willy Nanlohij, a 62-year-old retired bank worker, lives with his wife Hilda in a comfortable yet unremarkable home in the Dutch city of Enschede.

Lifestyle5 days ago

Volunteers of Budapest Bike Maffia, a Hungarian civil organization of biking fans who help the poor and homeless, make sandwiches to be distributed by bike in Budapest, Hungary December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tamas Kaszas

On a chilly evening before Christmas, more than a dozen cyclists emerge from the basement of an old apartment building in Budapest with backpacks full of sandwiches to feed the homeless.

Lifestyle5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Olivia Newton-John attends a 40th anniversary screening of "Grease" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

The buyer of Olivia Newton-John's famous leather "Grease" jacket has returned it to the singer and donated the $243,000 he spent to her cancer treatment center in Australia.

Arts5 days ago

A new mural by the street artist Banksy is seen in Birmingham, Britain, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls  NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Elusive British street artist Banksy has highlighted the issue of rough sleeping in a seasonal mural showing two flying reindeer pulling a homeless man on a street-bench sleigh.

Lifestyle6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Nine-year-old Belgian student Laurent Simons, who studies electrical engineering and was on track to become the youngest university graduate in the world, poses at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands November 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

A nine-year-old Belgian boy who was on track to become the world's youngest university graduate has terminated his studies at the Dutch university of Eindhoven following a dispute over his possible graduation date.

Lifestyle5 days ago

A sculpture of Mary, depicted as a refugee in a cage, forms part of a Nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont, California, U.S. December 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

A Methodist church in Southern California has turned a classic Christmas tradition - the Nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus - into a statement about immigration by putting the Holy Family in cages.

Lifestyle6 days ago

A family puts a Christmas tree that they sawed on top of the car to take home for free at The Dutch Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, Netherlands December 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

A national park in the Netherlands is making an unusual offer to visitors this holiday season: come and chop down your own Christmas tree - for free.

Lifestyle6 days ago

Britain's Princess Diana's Victor Edelstein midnight-blue velvet evening gown (estimated at £250,000 - £350,000), which was worn by the princess when she danced with actor John Travolta at the White House in 1985. Also pictured is her Katherine Cusack evening gown (estimated at £20,000  -£30,000) and her Catherine Walker dress (estimated £4,000 - £6,000), displayed at Kerry Taylor auctions in London, Britain December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A midnight blue velvet gown that Princess Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at a 1985 White House state dinner failed to sell at auction on Monday, though two of her other dresses went for above their estimated prices.

Oddly Enough7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Grumpy cat arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California  April 13, 2014.    REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

A lovelorn singing whale, a world-famous feline sourpuss and ravenous goats credited with thwarting a dangerous California wildfire were among animals whose escapades across the United States made news in 2019.

Lifestyle7 days ago

Scottish auctioneers hope to sell off 3,900 bottles of rare whisky for up to 8 million pounds ($10.3 million) next year in what they said would be the largest private collection of the tipple ever to go up for auction.

Lifestyle7 days ago

Iliana Hazzard holds her 20-month-old daughter Daphne while facing the DJ booth at a "Baby Rave" in Oakland, California, U.S. November 10, 2019. Picture taken November 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Jane Ross

The dance floor is packed, the disco lights are flashing and the DJ is spinning R&B and pop beats.

Lifestyle8 days ago

Serge Hennebel, nicknamed "Elf Serge", and a man dressed as Santa Claus (Father Christmas) interact with children in a hut in Hennebel's garden, which has been transformed into a Christmas village and adorned with hundreds of lights, in Hamme-Mille, Belgium December 7, 2019  REUTERS/Yves Herman

The Belgian village of Hamme-Mille became Christmas central on Saturday when "Elf Serge" turned on more than 25,000 lights in his garden.

Lifestyle9 days ago

A reveller dressed as devil walks through the village of Valasska Polanka during a traditional Saint Nicholas parade near the town of Vsetin, Czech Republic, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Masked devils march through the village, rattling their chains and clanking bells, going door-to-door to search for badly-behaved children.

Lifestyle9 days ago

Sotheby's employees hold a "Return of the Jedi" promotional C-3PO Helmet 1983, estimated at £15,000-£25,000 created by George Lucas' visual effects company and a prototype of an Imperial Stormtrooper helmet 1976, estimated at £30,000-£60,000 created for the first "Star Wars" film during a photocall at Sotheby's in London, Britain December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

From vintage posters to action figures, Star Wars collectibles are up for grabs in an online auction, days ahead of the release of the sci-fi saga's highly-anticipated ninth chapter.

Entertainment News10 days ago

A visitor enters the ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition at the O2 in London, Britain, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

From a superfan's shrine to a replica of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest stage where they triumphed with "Waterloo", a new exhibition opening in London on Friday looks back at the huge success of Swedish pop sensation ABBA.

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