30 Fun Halloween Facts About the Holiday’s History, Movies and Myths

It’s time to take everything you think think you know about Halloween and kick it to the curb! Sure, you’ve probably got the basics down. There’s trick-or-treating, jack-o’-lanterns and the fact that Halloween is thought to have originated from an ancient pagan festival called Samhain. But we’re here to test how far your Halloween knowledge … Read more

From caravans to markets, the hajj pilgrimage has always included a commercial component

Eds: This story was supplied by The Conversation for AP customers. The Associated Press does not guarantee the content. (THE CONVERSATION) In early June 2022, Saudi Arabia announced a hajj “lottery” for Western pilgrims that made it mandatory for people from Europe, the Americas and Australia to apply for visas through a random draw through … Read more

Prague: An incredible stay in the Czech capital full of history, culture and perfect views | Short & City breaks | Travel

After a 30-minute drive from the Vaclav Havel Airport, I arrived at the Boutique Hotel Golden Key, a stunning building with a completely reconstructed look, which earned it a place on the Louis Vuitton Prague City Guide. A quick stroll near Prague Castle and a pint of Staropramen later, it was time for a group … Read more

What Makes a House a Home?

MShe says I’m guilty of anthropomorphizing houses and cars, thereby attaching too much significance and emotion. Well, she’s not entirely wrong. As I’m preparing to move out of the home I’ve lived in for twenty-three years, my feelings are running rampant all over the place. Wondering what makes a house a home is amongst the … Read more

I’m a royal expert –here are Kate Middleton & Prince William’s summer traditions & sweet hobbies kids share with Queen

SCHOOL’S nearly out for summer and, like many busy parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be making plans to entertain the kids over the break. Prince George, eight, and seven-year-old Princess Charlotte break up on Friday, and there are two months to fill before they start at a new school with little brother … Read more

A New Editor Takes the Reins of the Struggling’Burlington Free Press’ | Media | Seven Days

click to enlarge Luke Awtry Aki Soga at Free Press headquarters in Williston Playful pit bulls, White House holiday traditions and summer reading reviews: That’s the skimpy fare provided these days by the once-proud Burlington Free PressIt’s a jarring step down from the news and analysis that once made the state’s flagship newspaper a must-read. … Read more

GOP leaders express more interest in Hunter Biden than governing

Indeed, it’s largely the point of the holiday: Independence Day offers an opportunity to reflect on the importance of the American experiment. But ahead of this year’s holiday, some prominent House GOP leaders had something else on their minds. The Washington Post noted: Republicans are promising they will target the president’s son, Hunter Biden, with … Read more

Amy Roberts: Red, white, and feeling blue

Park Record columnist Amy Roberts. For others, nothing beats the food and traditions shared over Thanksgiving. Still some enjoy. For kids, it’s usually Christmas, especially for those who are still too young to be skeptical and not yet old enough to understand physics. The promise and optimism of a New Year, or perhaps the renewal … Read more