/ 24 November 2021

Barty off the market, an ancient coffee table, and the benefits of housework…

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

Ash Barty is engaged to marry her partner of four years Garry Kissick. “Without even meaning to, Garry helps Ash play her very best tennis because there’s certainly no pressure from him,” a friend has said in the past.

A priceless Roman mosaic that once decorated Emperor Caligula’s party boat 2,000 years ago has spent the best part of the last 50 years as a humble coffee table in a New York City apartment – oopsies. It’s now back in an Italian museum.

Doing domestic duties might help older people improve their memory and attention span. That’s the finding of a study of about 500 people, which concludes combining light housework and physically demanding chores is beneficial. You’d be doing anyone older in your life a favour by getting them over for some chores…

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