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Antonio Velardo shares: Astronaut Peggy Whitson Trains For a Spacewalk

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson trains underwater for a spacewalk at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Whitson is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in late 2016 as part of Expedition 50/51. 6 more words

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Bar Luce by Wes Anderson

When Bar Luce had just opened in Milano, I paid a visit pretty much immediately. As you may already know, it had opened early last spring so I have been keeping these snaps on my camera for a while now. 67 more words


Thank You Thursday -February 11, 2016

Aspect Foundation’s inbox is flooded with notes from students expressing their gratitude for the experience they have had on student exchange. On Thursdays, we post one of these notes, sharing the “warm fuzzies” with all of you! 517 more words

Thank You Thursdays

Remembering Mike DiMaio

A visit to Mercury Cleaners in Hartford might take a few minutes.

The service is great, don’t get me wrong.

Until last Monday, though, I might spend an extra minute speaking with the owner Nick DiMaio, or his dad Mike, “Mr. 81 more words


Italy is Coming to Vancouver

The last week of February 2016 will mean that Italy is in Vancouver. Yes, you read that correctly. Vancouver will be hosting a significant number of Italian wineries (among other gems from all over the globe) at the Vancouver International Wine Festival (aka VIWF). 345 more words

Bistrot Giacomo

Bistrot Giacomo is Milan‘s best kept secret if talking of a soigné-mannered bistro / restaurant. The place is fully booked every evening – and not just because of romantically chic interior. 162 more words


Only 3% of Italy and Greece's migrants sent back or settled last year

Only 3% of the more than a million migrants arriving in Italy and Greece in 2015 were returned to their countries of origin or relocated across the EU as refugees,  figures released by the European Commission today (10 February) revealed. 675 more words