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Insider Wellness in the time of Corona

Its April! You're not fooling anyone anymore into believing that taking out the rubbish counts as exercise. Elena Panayides recommends how this solitary yet global experience can be spent uncovering inventive ways to secure your Wellness goals. Beyond our social-distanced, permission code 6, walking, running and cycling there ...

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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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Behind the seams

A peek under the 400-pleated fustanellas and elaborate uniforms worn by the elite Evzones, a real labour of love, embroidered and hand- crafted by the 10-member tailoring department of the Presidential Palace. A photo essay on a unique tailoring tradition by Angelos Giotopoulos. Often the most-photographed subjects of tourists, ...

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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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Bittersweet Quarantini 

In another life, until a few weeks ago, he used to cruise the high seas and notch up frequent flier miles as the Director of Hotel Operations for Global Maritime Cruises. Quarantined at home, Elian Clauss now hosts his virtual apéro soirées concocting corona cocktails! All it takes to craft cutting-edge cocktails is some imagi...

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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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