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April Fooled!

When did reality become stranger than fiction, and why it is that no April Fools’ gag could be more bizarre than our new normal. Elena Panayides ponders. Usually around this time of year, you may have wondered how you might prank those nearest and dearest to you. April Fools’ traces back to the 1500s, when it was a rite of Spr...

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A different Greek Independence Day

This Independence Day offers a rare opportunity to reflect on the ideals our forefathers strove for. The freedoms we take for granted, the fundamental values and the tenets of our society. 'Among all peoples, the Greeks have dreamt life's dream most beautifully.' - Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832 It is those beautifully impassio...

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How up-to-date is your Corona vocabulary?

From covidating to quarantunes on Spotify and ‘Will you be my Quarantine’ requests, have you upgraded your jargon, asks Sudha Nair-Iliades Covidating: The art of dating in the time of Corona. The virus provides ample date fodder without having to chomp on soul-crushing ‘getting-to-know-each-other’ chatter. Skip from pressing q...

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Love in the time of Corona

No social kissing, handshakes or getting physical. Eskimo nose-rubs are out, so are full-on smooches on a blind date.  Since the coronavirus dictates how we move, touch, interact and express ourselves, here’s Insider’s go-to guide to the near zero-contact greeting! Elbow rubs You’ve been rubbing shoulders with the desirables. T...

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Quarantined? No better time to binge-watch!

Who cares about stock market plunges and pandemics when you can transport yourself to drug dramas, domestic quibbles and succession battles elsewhere in a land far, far away from cantankerous children and hypochondriac colleagues? Go on a cheap date with Netflix -  all you need is a comfy blanket.  Even if less screen-time definitely feat...

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