Reuters: Lifestyle

    Five 'Crazy Rich Asian' ways to splash your cash in Singapore


    Singapore is the setting for new Hollywood movie 'Crazy Rich Asians' - an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores the insatiable consumerism of new money and old-world opulence in a... ...

    Singapore is the setting for new Hollywood movie 'Crazy Rich Asians' - an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores the insatiable consumerism of new money and old-world opulence in a...

    Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain


    Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years,... ...

    Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years,...

    Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals


    A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals. ...

    A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

    Vienna tops Melbourne as world's most liveable city: Economist survey


    Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most... ...

    Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most...

    Like 'The Wife,' Glenn Close says she's a late bloomer


    Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in "The Wife" she says she's only just starting to feel comfortable in her own skin. ...

    Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in "The Wife" she says she's only just starting to feel comfortable in her own skin.

    Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower


    Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show. ...

    Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.

    Greek town loves movie score maestro Morricone - and it shows


    Once upon a time in central Greece ... a small town fell in love with famed film composer Ennio Morricone and painted a huge mural in his honor. ...

    Once upon a time in central Greece ... a small town fell in love with famed film composer Ennio Morricone and painted a huge mural in his honor.

    Life on the edge: Scottish rapper probes UK wealth gap at Fringe


    Scottish writer Darren McGarvey's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a powerful insight into Britain's wealth gap via rap and acid comedy. ...

    Scottish writer Darren McGarvey's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a powerful insight into Britain's wealth gap via rap and acid comedy.

    Brussels courthouse to get makeover after 40 years in scaffolding


    Clad in scaffolding for some 40 years, Brussels' Palace of Justice will finally undergo 100 million euros ($115.88 million) worth of renovations over the next 12 years, restoring one of the Belgian... ...

    Clad in scaffolding for some 40 years, Brussels' Palace of Justice will finally undergo 100 million euros ($115.88 million) worth of renovations over the next 12 years, restoring one of the Belgian...

    Festival-goers in Budapest cool off in the Danube


    At Hungary's Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have hit much of Europe. ...

    At Hungary's Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have hit much of Europe.

    Australians eat 'parma' for drought-stricken farmers


    Thirsty city slickers are pitching in to help farmers in Australia's parched interior by eating a pub delicacy called a "parma," with some of the proceeds marked for drought relief. ...

    Thirsty city slickers are pitching in to help farmers in Australia's parched interior by eating a pub delicacy called a "parma," with some of the proceeds marked for drought relief.

    London Cathedral cat immortalized in stone


    A stray cat that wandered into a London cathedral a decade ago has been immortalized in the building's stone renovations, the first addition in 200 years. ...

    A stray cat that wandered into a London cathedral a decade ago has been immortalized in the building's stone renovations, the first addition in 200 years.

    Pastis the pig lives high on the hog in Belgian retirement home


    Pastis the pot-bellied pig likes nothing better than snuggling down for the night with the ponies at his retirement home, but also enjoys playing with the elderly cats. ...

    Pastis the pot-bellied pig likes nothing better than snuggling down for the night with the ponies at his retirement home, but also enjoys playing with the elderly cats.

    In find of ancient gold earring, echoes of Greek rule over Jerusalem


    A gold earring believed to date back more than 2000 years has been unearthed near the site of the ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem, in what Israeli archaeologists called rare evidence of... ...

    A gold earring believed to date back more than 2000 years has been unearthed near the site of the ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem, in what Israeli archaeologists called rare evidence of...

    China's happy piglet stamps trigger family planning policy posts


    A new "pig family" postal stamp has stoked debate about whether China may further loosen its family planning policy next year as couples delay parenthood and the world's most populous nation greys. ...

    A new "pig family" postal stamp has stoked debate about whether China may further loosen its family planning policy next year as couples delay parenthood and the world's most populous nation greys.

    Tying herself in knots, Serbian skin artist boggles senses


    Armed with makeup brushes and pencils, skin artist and illusionist Mirjana Kika Milosevic gets to work on her own torso, sketching elaborate knots and making chunks of her flesh disappear, earning... ...

    Armed with makeup brushes and pencils, skin artist and illusionist Mirjana Kika Milosevic gets to work on her own torso, sketching elaborate knots and making chunks of her flesh disappear, earning...

    Made in China since the Qing dynasty: Beijing shoemaker taps into the future


    In an ornately decorated building in central Beijing, cobbler Cai Wenke painstakingly makes shoes by hand in a process that has hardly changed since the business first started in 1853. ...

    In an ornately decorated building in central Beijing, cobbler Cai Wenke painstakingly makes shoes by hand in a process that has hardly changed since the business first started in 1853.

    Egyptian in Red Sea resort town charms snakes to sleep


    In Egypt's premier Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh, snake charmer Amier El Refaie puts some of the world's most dangerous snakes to sleep. ...

    In Egypt's premier Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh, snake charmer Amier El Refaie puts some of the world's most dangerous snakes to sleep.

    French feminists denounce 'degrading' seaside postcards


    Smutty postcards with pictures of women wearing bikinis are a typical if often maligned feature of French seaside resorts. But in the wake of an anti-sexual harassment movement sweeping France, their... ...

    Smutty postcards with pictures of women wearing bikinis are a typical if often maligned feature of French seaside resorts. But in the wake of an anti-sexual harassment movement sweeping France, their...