Healthy Transition to Standard Time

Healthy Transition to Standard Time

In the United States, DST (daylight saving time) began Sunday, 10 March 2019, ends Sunday 3 November 2019. On that day, at 2a local time, clocks “fall back” one hour to 1a, to ST (standard time). In Europe, clocks are rolled back an hour on the last Sunday of October, which this year falls on […]

You Can Drive to Alaska

You Can Drive to Alaska

Open roads, beautiful views, incredible wildlife, and escape from the chaos of modern life is what an Alaska road trip is all about. Whether you are seasoned road tripper or never driven out of your city, an Alaskan road trip is within your reach. You can drive to Alaska from anywhere in the Continental US. […]

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

MC is the 2nd-smallest country in the world, the city-state was associated with glamor when Grace Kelly added “Princess” to her name and James Bond tried his luck at the Casino, the last 50 yrs has added to its luxury reputation. You will not leave as a Prince or Princess, but you will be treated […]

Borneo, “Welcome to the Jungle”

Borneo, “Welcome to the Jungle”

Borneo is 1 of the least explored areas on the planet, the mention of Borneo conjures up images of primeval rain-forest, undiscovered tribes, and rare, exotic species. Comprised mostly of impenetrable jungle, the world’s 3rd-largest island is shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and the small Oil rich Sultanate of Brunei. Home to critically endangered rhino, elephant, […]

1,000,000+ Acres of US Cropland Ravaged by Floods

1,000,000+ Acres of US Cropland Ravaged by Floods

$CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD EXCLUSIVE: At least 1-M acres (405,000 hectares) of US farmland were flooded after the “bomb cyclone” storm left wide swaths of 9 major grain producing states under water this month, satellite data analyzed by Gro Intelligence for Reuters showed. Farms from the Dakotas to Missouri and beyond have been under water […]

Explore Kathmandu, Nepal

Explore Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is not a glamorous city, but for the many visitors who travel here, that is a good thing. It is chaos at its best; dusty streets crowded with traffic in front of ornamental temples, and winding alleys that lead to thriving markets and packed squares. Nepal’s majestic natural landscape is often the draw, but […]

Unprecedented Spring Flooding Possible Nationwide

Unprecedented Spring Flooding Possible Nationwide

FLASH: Weather forecasters say stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this Spring for most of the nation, US officials said Thursday. More than 200-M Americans are at risk for some kind of flooding, with 13-M of them at risk of major inundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its Spring weather outlook […]

The Super Moon on The Spring Equinox

The Super Moon on The Spring Equinox

FLASH: The 1st Super moon on the Spring equinox in 19 years. This cosmic event will not come again until Y 2030. Assuming Spring showers stay at bay in your region, sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get to see a cosmic 3X play on 20 March, as a “Super Worm Moon” lights up the […]

Cold Air, Winds as Northeast Is Reminded it is Still Winter

Cold Air, Winds as Northeast Is Reminded it is Still Winter

FLASH: Spring arrives Wednesday, 20 March at 5:58p EDT. The northeastern United States will get a reminder that Winter is still in session with colder and blustery conditions in store this weekend and below-average temperatures forecast for several days next week. While far from the coldest conditions experienced over the Winter, the colder air coming […]

Central USA is Flooding, People Evacuating

Central USA is Flooding, People Evacuating

Flooding in the central USA Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to evacuate, threatened to temporarily close a nuclear power plant and shut down stretches of a major river and an interstate highway, foreshadowing a difficult Spring flooding season. The high water, prompted by a massive late-Winter storm, pushed some waterways to […]

Home Loan Costs Fall, Mortgage Applications Rise

Home Loan Costs Fall, Mortgage Applications Rise

US mortgage home applications to buy and to refinanc increased last week as most borrowing costs fell in step with US bond yields tied to worries about slowing economic growth, data from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed on Wednesday. The Washington-based industry group’s seasonally adjusted index on mortgage activity rose 2.3% to 384.0 in the week […]

Revitalize Your Mind, Body and Spirit This Spring

Revitalize Your Mind, Body and Spirit This Spring

FLASH: Spring is in the air! The calendar says March, we turn our clocks forward on the 10th, and the aisles of your local card shop are turning Green for St. Patrick’s Day. So that means it is time to consider some Spring cleaning. Our bodies need a proper “spring cleaning” to get a fresh […]

Spring is Almost Here!

Spring is Almost Here!

After having survived the long, cold Winter indoors, there is nothing better than to get back outdoors, in the Sun, and do some exploring. Spring is the time for renewal, making it the perfect season to get out and go on a vacation to discover new places. You do not have to wait until Spring […]

On the Road in the US this Spring

On the Road in the US this Spring

Winter is coming to an end, which means road trip season is coming on, so if you planning a Spring road trip here are some ideas to consider. These road trips will inspire you to load up the car and embark on an adventure to welcome back Spring. The Florida Keys Overseas Highway, Florida US […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Tops Forecasts

US Homebuilder Sentiment Tops Forecasts

The sentiment among US homebuilders rose in February for a 2nd month runnning exceeded all forecasts, as lower mortgage rates and a strong labor market help stabilize demand. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to 62 from 58 amid broad improvement on gauges of sales, expectations and buyer traffic, data released Tuesday […]

Relax: America’s Hot Springs Await You

Relax: America’s Hot Springs Await You

There are few things more relaxing than soaking in a natural hot Spring. The waters are perfect for easing sore muscles, relaxing the mind and soothing the soul. Here are 5 hot Springs in the United States to visit in Y 2019 if relaxing is on your to do list, as follows: Travertine Hot Springs: […]

US Home Mortgage Applications Mark 11-Month Highs

US Home Mortgage Applications Mark 11-Month Highs

The number of US consumers who applied for loans to buy a home and to refinance 1 rose to an 11-month high last week, signaling that the recent drop in interest rates is reviving housing activity, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in a report Wednesday. The Washington-based industry group’s seasonally adjusted gauge on mortgage applications increased 13.5% […]

Aspen Colorado, a ‘Wonderland’ All Year Round

Aspen Colorado, a ‘Wonderland’ All Year Round

Aspen Colorado, a ‘Wonderland’ All Year Round  | e Aspen where the cowboy spirit of the Wild West meets high-end glitz and glamour. Cowboys and ski bums and bunnies mingle alongside Business, Hollywood elites and extreme sports enthusiasts. They come together to enjoy some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the US from snow capped […]

Godolphin Ready for Australian Spring Racing

Godolphin Ready for Australian Spring Racing

Godolphin’s early arrivals from Britain have touched down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and transferred to the quarantine barn at Werribee, on the outskirts of the city. Three horses trained by Charlie Appleby at Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket (UK) form the advance party, which will focus initially on lucrative targets in September. Jungle Cat is being […]

Modigliani Nude Hammers for $157-M at Sotheby’s NY Auction

Modigliani Nude Hammers for $157-M at Sotheby’s NY Auction

Modigliani Nude Hammers for $157-M at Sotheby’s NY Auction $BID Monday, a nude portrait by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2-M at Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID), achieving the 4th-highest price for any work of art at auction, though it did not set a new record for the artist. Sotheby’s had estimated “Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)” to […]

Spring is Here, Allergies are Too

Spring is Here, Allergies are Too

Spring is Here, Allergies are Too According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the US. Pollen is one of the most common allergens in America. Nearly 50-M people in the US suffer from nasal allergies and as many as 30% of adults […]

Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, 6 More Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, 6 More Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, 6 More Weeks of Winter Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year, meaning more Winter misery in most of the US. Groundhog Day predictions put Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on the map because every 2nd of February the town’s namesake groundhog emerges from his burrow to make his scheduled appearance. As folklore goes, […]

Carrots Come in Many Colors

Carrots Come in Many Colors

Carrots Come in Many Colors 1st some facts about Carrots Carrots have a number of excellent health benefits, including: Healthy vision Brain and nervous system health Liver protection Protection against heart disease and stroke Promotion of healthy bones One serving of Orange carrots (one medium carrot or one-half cup chopped) will provide about 210% of […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $WEAT, $CORN, $SOYB Tuesday, Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished mixed with Corn futures rising for a 2nd straight session on a slower-than-average start to planting in the United States and forecasts for Midwest rains that will stall further progress. Soybean prices retreated after hitting a 3-week […]

Some Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies

Some Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies

Some Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies It is Spring and along with all of the bright and beautiful colors come lots of potential allergens. “It is pollen season,” Dr. Andy Nish, an allergy and asthma specialist says. “And while we can help control our immediate environment, pollens can blow in from miles away to make […]

Dubai: Advanced Scholarships to be Won at GITEX Shopper Spring

Dubai: Advanced Scholarships to be Won at GITEX Shopper Spring

Dubai: Advanced Scholarships to be Won at GITEX Shopper Spring Students visiting GITEX Shopper Spring 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this week will have the opportunity to submit their best report cards to win four university scholarships offered by Amity University Dubai. With a value of Dh37,500 each and applicable to any Bachelor’s […]

Sunday We Greet Daylight Savings Time, Yes!

Sunday We Greet Daylight Savings Time, Yes!

Sunday We Greet Daylight Savings Time, Yes! Sunday, most of our nation, sans Arizona and Hawaii, will greet dailylight savings time (DLS) by losing an hour of sleep. DSL officially begins at 2:00a: Spring forward, remember? Arizona and Hawaii do not participate. The Big Q: Why? The Big A: Because each state is free to […]

Zika Virus Update for Spring Travelers

Zika Virus Update for Spring Travelers

Zika Virus Update for Spring Travelers “We know we are going to see Zika again this Spring,” It’s been more than a year since the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued the 1st warning about travel to Brazil and the Caribbean because of the Zika Virus outbreaks. From January to August of Y 2016, the Virus […]

Zika Building to Worldwide Epidemic

Zika Building to Worldwide Epidemic

Zika Building to Worldwide Epidemic The world should prepare for a “global epidemic” of microcephaly, a condition which restricts head growth in foetuses, as the Zika virus takes root in new countries, researchers said Friday. Scientists from Brazil and Britain said they had found additional evidence that Zika is what causes the often debilitating disorder, […]

Longitude 131° Australia’s Must Visit Hotel

Longitude 131° Australia’s Must Visit Hotel Longitude 131° is Australia’s most exclusive outback encounter. Welcoming unparalleled views of Uluru, the luxury retreat offers a true sense of the stillness and beauty in the desert landscape. Treasured as Australia’s spiritual heart, the dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an ancient desert landscape widely known […]

Zika Travel Warning for Miami

Zika Travel Warning for Miami

New assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the Miami neighborhood where several Zika infections were recently confirmed, have found persistent mosquito populations and additional Zika infections in the same area. This information suggests that there is a risk of […]

Kevin Maloney, “Esteban was bred to be a good stayer”

Kevin Maloney, “Esteban was bred to be a good stayer”

Kevin Maloney, “Esteban was bred to be a good stayer” Esteban’s relentless front-running style makes stamina-sapping staying races look like track gallops. After 2 runaway wins at the provincials, Esteban was tested in Sydney Saturday class Saturday and made the rise in grade look routine as he romped home by nearly 7 lengths in the […]

Real Estate: NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel Converting to Condos

Real Estate: NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel Converting to Condos

Real Estate: NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel Converting to Condos $HLT New York’s landmark Waldorf Astoria Hotel to close in the Spring of Y 2017 so owner Anbang Insurance Group Co. can begin converting most of the more than 1,400 rooms to luxury condominiums. The luxury hotel, managed by Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT)  is set […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Corn, Wheat and Soybean settled higher for their 5th day running Tuesday The most active Corn contract for Jul delivery was higher of 0.5 cents, or 0.12%, to close at 4.2775 bu. Jul Wheat delivery added 1.50 cents, or 0.30%, to settle […]

Houston, Texas hit with Another Historic Flood

Houston, Texas hit with Another Historic Flood

Houston, Texas hit with Another Historic Flood The Big Q: Why has the US been hit by major even historic flood after another recently? The flooding that is hammering the City of Houston, Texas is the 8th historic flood in the US since the end of September. The Texas city’s officials have labeled the flooding […]