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Best-selling author Frances Metzman chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her new book, "The Cha Cha Babes of Pelican Way."

Review: Icy Cotton is a comfortable clothing collection from Buttercloth Special

On June 26, Buttercloth launched its new shirt, the "Icy Cotton" shirt, which is quite remarkable. Digital Journal has the scoop.

John DeDakis talks 'The Situation Room,' new book and digital age Special

Author and journalist John DeDakis chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his book "Fake (A Lark Chadwick Mystery)" and his Greek heritage.

Coronavirus' impact on college: Students are undecided

A new report has analyzed data from a survey of both current high school seniors from the class of 2020 and current college students from the class of 2021 or later to gauge the coronavirus' impact on the future of higher education.

Chatting with Kaden James: Instagram star, life coach, and author Special

Instagram star, author, and life coach Kaden James chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his books "The Daily Playbook" and "REFLEKT," and being a social media influencer in the digital age. He furnished his definition of the word success.

Pandemic pushes Japan geisha to get online

Japanese geisha "Chacha" sits on her knees with her fingertips neatly placed on the wooden floor, gracefully bowing to an audience sitting not in front of her but miles away, watching online.

Shuttered salons deprive Kuwaiti women of social outlet

Warda is a 37-year-old teacher whose family only allow her to go to two places: work, and the beauty salon that was her only social outlet before coronavirus restrictions shut it down.

Coronavirus puts damper on Albania's blowout wedding tradition

Elona Demollari does not know when her big day will come, but she is trying on wedding gowns anyway as Albanians yearn for the return of the big, brash weddings that are a cornerstone of social life in the poor Balkan country.

Reopened Brussels bars 'invaded' by thirsty beerdrinkers

As some Brussels cafes reopened after almost three months of lockdown, thirsty Belgian drinkers were more than ready.

Gran Theft Auto: finger flexes keep 90-year-old gamer console-ready

Every day, 90-year-old Japanese grandma Hamako Mori flexes her fingers to keep them nimble. Not for knitting or needlepoint, but to keep them in shape for playing video games.

Best-selling author Gary M. Douglas talks about 'The Lady Book' Special

Best-selling author, international speaker, and business innovator Gary M. Douglas chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his latest book, "The Lady Book."

Japanese bathhouses awash with post-lockdown customers

Masazumi Kato sighed deeply as he lowered himself into a tub at a public bathhouse in a Tokyo suburb, enjoying a return to a Japanese tradition largely off-limits during the city's coronavirus lockdown.

Mandatory divorce 'cooling-off' period sparks anger in China

Chinese couples seeking a divorce must first complete a month-long "cooling-off" period according to a new law passed Thursday that sparked outrage over state interference in private relationships.

Maria Argyropoulos Zarian talks 'Masks for a Cause' and m.andonia Special

Greek-American designer Maria Argyropoulos Zarian chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about making a difference with her company m.andonia and "Masks for a Cause." She also spoke about her Greek heritage.

'No nightlife' says PM as Italy starts to party

The sun is shining and it feels like summer. For many Italians, that means one thing -- Aperol spritzes at a terrace cafe with friends. But just days after most coronavirus lockdown restrictions were lifted, authorities are saying not so fast.

Why people are concerned about the rising cost of consumer goods

According to a new survey from the UPS-backed company Ware2Go, 85 percent of U.S. consumers are concerned that costs for consumer goods will rise amid the global pandemic.

Close, yet apart: Diary of a family under lockdown

AFP has followed one extended family through the ups and downs of France's eight-week coronavirus lockdown.As families across the world faced unprecedented upheaval, this family shared its shock, fears, questions, difficulties and discoveries.

South Korea raises age of consent from 13 to 16

South Korea has raised the age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations the existing law on sex crimes was too weak.

Beer, tapas, friends: smiles as bars open in some of Spain

Basking in the sun, an icy cold beer in hand, two friends are catching up at a bar terrace in Tarragona, savouring a simple but much-missed pleasure axed during eight weeks of lockdown.

Britain's Prince Andrew facing lawsuit over Swiss chalet

Legal proceedings have been launched in Switzerland against Britain's Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah, a newspaper reported Thursday, over money they still owe on a luxury chalet.

Review: Michael H. Forde releases powerful new book on success Special

Public health professional Michael H. Forde released his powerful book "Success Begins From Where You Are." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Jerry Craft talks 'New Kid' book, winning 2020 John Newbery medal Special

Acclaimed author and illustrator Jerry Craft chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about winning the 2020 John Newbery Medal for "New Kid."

Op-Ed: Reinventing the job interview as something useful

Anyone who’s ever had anything to do with the employment sector will tell you the hiring process is way beyond absurd these days. Arcane rituals, meaningless interview questions, astonishing time frames, it all needs to go.

Mark Edward Wilows talks new children's book 'Silas and Sophie' Special

Entertainment personality and journalist Mark Edward Wilows chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his new children's book "Silas and Sophie."
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