Anonymous shopper buys $1M of toys from Toys ‘R’ Us store and donates the toys


  An anonymous person bought $1 million worth of toys at a Raleigh, North Carolina Toys “R” Us last week and reportedly donated them to children. Employees at the store said that they spent all of Friday — the last day the toy store chain was in business — boxing up toys for the anonymousContinue reading “Anonymous shopper buys $1M of toys from Toys ‘R’ Us store and donates the toys”

How I tackled life in Sweden as an Indian woman


   Vanitha Durai explains how she managed to get Indian women in Gothenburg to form a strong online community. MY SWEDISH CAREER: The Local speaks with Vanitha Durai, an Indian Volvo Cars worker in Gothenburg who started a popular community for Indian women in Gothenburg. From: The Local Sweden So what do you do whenContinue reading “How I tackled life in Sweden as an Indian woman”

Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain


Spanish actor Antonio Banderas takes part in the “Lagrimas y Favores” (Tears and Favours) brotherhood Palm Sunday procession in Malaga. Photo: Jorge Guerrero / AFP Pardoning prisoners, dressing up as skeletons, “killing Jews” and just what are those white pointy hats about? We reveal all…   Easter week is celebrated in Spain like nowhere elseContinue reading “Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain”

The 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destination Ideas For 2018


By: Paula Moooey/Your Tango com   Start off your wedded bliss in these idyllic locations Your honeymoon getaway ought to be the best vacation of your life, and it certainly can be, if you handle the arrangements properly. You want to pick the best and most romantic honeymoon destination possible — perfect for setting the mood.Continue reading “The 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destination Ideas For 2018”

FOOD FIGHT! Why thousands of people join a massive food fight in this Italian town each year


Ivrea’s Battle of the Oranges is one of Italy’s most famous and messiest carnivals. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP Italy is home to many spectacular spring carnivals, from masks and extravagant costumes in Venice to political satire in Viareggio. But one of the most unusual festivals takes place in a small town in northwestern Italy, where thousandsContinue reading “FOOD FIGHT! Why thousands of people join a massive food fight in this Italian town each year”

For the love of pigs


In one Florida farm, pigs were used to help the children of an autistic family. Photo reprinted courtesy of Doug Engle of the Ocala By: Kristine Crane/The American In Italia Recently a friend and his kids paid a visit to my house. It’s funny what kids pick up on. I have a two-bedroom 1940s BungalowContinue reading “For the love of pigs”

John McCain: Honor at no extra charge


My mother said dont, send me flowers after I’m gone.  For months,I had planned to write about Senator John McCain a man I have admired since 2008.  Being the master procastinator I am, I’ve waitied until what could be his final days. Perhaps service wasn’t an option for John Sidney McCain III.  His father,   JohnContinue reading “John McCain: Honor at no extra charge”

97 minutes in El Paso Texas


Eleven hundred  Eighty Five miles south east of Sacratomatoville is El Paso Texas. When I told a couple of people I was interested in stopping in El Paso unroute to Austin, the response was usually why?  Some people called it a hell hole.  One person said its the scariest city he has ever been in.Continue reading “97 minutes in El Paso Texas”

Swedes moved to tears by this adorable prank on old man


This video of a group of Swedish children putting a smile on a pensioner’s face shows how easy it is to spread joy. By:Emma Lofgren/The Local Filmed at a Stockholm train station, the clip shows an elderly man alone on the platform, waiting for his train, when a group of children run up to him.Continue reading “Swedes moved to tears by this adorable prank on old man”

Germans turn to Star Wars for baby names


Every year, hobby researcher Knud Bielefeld rifles through hundreds of thousands of names to identify the most popular choices of German parents. This year, Bielefeld based his calculations on 183,396 registered births from 512 authorities across Germany – roughly 26 percent of the total number of children born over the whole year. It’s not aContinue reading “Germans turn to Star Wars for baby names”