NEW YORK (Reuters) – Airfares to some of the most popular U.S. and international destinations rose by 25 percent or more last year, and June was the most expensive month to travel, according to the website Kayak.com.
The costs of flights from North America to Lima soared 33 percent, London fares were up 30 percent and tickets to New Orleans, Madrid, Munich and Sydney jumped 28 percent.
NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) – Airfares to some of the most
popular U.S. and international destinations rose by 25 percent
or more last year, and June was the most expensive month to
travel, according to the website Kayak.com.
The costs of flights from North America to Lima soared 33
percent, London fares were up 30 percent and tickets to New
Orleans, Madrid, Munich and Sydney jumped 28 percent.
NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters) – Aging is a concern for many
Americans, particularly its impact on health, but men seem to
have an easier time dealing with the hallmarks of passing years
than women, according to a new survey.
The national poll of 2,000 U.S. adults found that nearly 90
percent of people think women are under more pressure to look
younger than men are. Men are also considered old about five
years later than women, and sexier at an older age.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new feature film that debuted in U.S. theaters this week explores the link between improving education for girls in poor countries around the globe and the battle against poverty.
“Girl Rising” blends documentary and narrative filmmaking to focus on the impact of education on the lives of nine girls from Cambodia, India, Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Peru, Sierra Leone, Nepal and Haiti.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Tribeca Film Festival opens next month with 89 feature films from new and established directors, ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to romantic and teen comedies and gripping dramas.
More than 6,000 films from 30 countries were submitted to this year’s festival, which was established more than a decade ago to revitalize the New York neighborhood devastated by the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – Spain’s Amancio Ortega, the
co-founder of the Inditex fashion group, leapt over
Warren Buffett and France’s Bernard Arnault to become the
world’s third richest person on Forbes’ 2013 annual ranking of
billionaires, with an estimated net worth of $57 billion.
Mexico’s Carlos Slim, who has taken a hit from the slump in
the share price of his America Movil telecoms group
since the list was calculated as of Feb. 14, remained the
richest person with a fortune of $73 billion, and Microsoft
co-founder Bill Gates held on to the No. 2 spot with a
net worth of $67 billion.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Insomniacs looking for a good night’s sleep may want to hit the treadmill, take a walk or play a game of golf or tennis because a new report released on Monday shows exercise promotes good sleep and the more vigorous the workout the better.
Just 10 minutes of exercise a day could make a difference in the duration and quality of sleep, the survey by the non-profit National Sleep Foundation showed.
(Reuters) – “Jack the Giant Slayer,” the first big-budget action film of the year, was anything but a killer at the weekend box office.
“Jack,” a retelling of the “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale, earned the No. 1 spot on domestic box office charts with $28 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters on Sunday. But that was an underwhelming start for a 3D movie that cost $189 million to produce, plus tens of millions more to market.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gay and lesbian couples living together report poorer health than straight married couples, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, speculating that legalizing same-sex marriage could reduce the disparities.
Studies have shown that married couples enjoy better health than people who are single, divorced or separated.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Seasoned art collectors and first-time buyers wanting to own an Andy Warhol will get their chance next week when 125 paintings, drawings and photographs by the artist will be auctioned in a week-long cybersale.
The global online auction from February 26 through March 5 will include works with estimated values ranging from $600 to $70,000 and bring Warhol to a much broader audience.