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World’s largest freshwater pearl to sell at Dutch auction

The world’s largest known freshwater pearl, which once belonged to Catherine the Great, will go on sale in the Netherlands later this month,

Are your home furnishings good for the planet and your family?

More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many

Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is unprecedented

HOUSTON – March 4, 2018 – A major collaboration brings a groundbreaking exhibition of royal treasures from India to Houston in

Foto Fest 2018’s Topic is INDIA

HOUSTON – “I’ve been waiting years for this FotoFest,” said fine art photographer, Michele Wambaugh. Since 2000, she has taken annual trips to

Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

HOUSTON – Centuries of royal treasures from India come to the United States for the first time in an epic presentation. Peacock in

Tickled pink: Japan lovers taste new chocs on Valentine’s Day

It is a marriage made in Heaven for cute-obsessed Japan: this Valentine’s Day, lovers can present the object of

Could couscous be next in line for UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list?

This North African culinary specialty — to which Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia all lay claim — could be set to join UNESCO’s list

Hong Kong’s Taoist funerals

The superstition, symbolism and how to stop your soul being dragged into the coffin

by Heidi Ng From swordplay to sweet treats, few

Bea Johnson promotes book on zero-waste lifestyle


TAIPEI, Taiwan – Bea Johnson, who in the US has been dubbed the guru of the zero-waste movement, arrived in Taiwan on

Holiday sales jump 4.9% over last year

Despite thousands of store closings this year, Americans supplied a final flurry of spending to give retailers their best holiday season sales since