Corona has reinvented itself; variants are also with us

The coronavirus has spawned a new strain: KP.2 may not necessarily be more contagious than its predecessors, but it spreads faster and can better circumvent the current vaccination’s immune protection.Sars-Cov-2 does not take a summer break, as we have known at least since the Omicron variant BA.5. Now the virus has evolved again. Things have been quiet around the coronavirus recently. No wonder the winter is over, and JN.1 is probably the highest coronavirus wave ever. The successor to the long-dominant ‘Pirola’ line evaded the frontline defences of immunised people…

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Everything for Mom: How Austrians celebrate Mother’s Day

Gifts, flowers, food or outings: A recent survey shows that Austrians spoil their mothers on Mother’s Day. Rituals and traditions around Mother’s Day are a must for many. According to a Marketagent survey (1,000 people), gifts are part of it for 41 per cent, a celebration with the family is a must for 37 per cent, just over a quarter take on certain activities, a fifth go on an outing with mom, and almost as many ‘serve’ her on her day of honour, it was reported on Wednesday. Rituals and…

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Ascension Day – meaning and history

On the 40th day after Easter, Christians of all denominations celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension. But what is at the center of this solemnity? Ascension Day tells of the return of Jesus Christ to his Father in heaven (‘Análēpsis tou kyríou’, ancient Greek for ‘Assumption of the Lord’ or ‘Ascensio Domini’, Latin for ‘Ascension of the Lord’). Meaning and history The feast of the Ascension focuses on Jesus’ last encounter with his disciples; at this encounter, “[…] he was taken up before their eyes, and a cloud received him…

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What do I do if the elevator gets stuck?

Getting stuck in an elevator is a nightmare for many people. Why can you remain calm if the worst comes to the worst, and how can you make the most of the time? In romantic comedies, it sometimes leads to great happiness; in action films, it leads to spectacular stunts. The stuck elevator has a supporting—or rather, standing—role in many films. If this happens to you in real life, you should avoid one thing above all: unauthorized rescue attempts. Under no circumstances should you try to push the door open…

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New iPad Pro unveiled: 6 things you need to know

Apple unveiled its new tablets on Tuesday. It was the most significant iPad upgrade of all time, with a total of 4 tablets unveiled. The star of the evening, however, was undoubtedly the new iPad Pro. If you missed the presentation, here are the most important things you need to know about the new Apple tablet in a nutshell: 1: SizesThe new iPad Pro comes in 2 different display sizes. One with 11 inches and one with 13 inches. In this respect, nothing has changed compared to the previous generation.…

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Storage space problems can be solved with a trick on the iPhone

You probably know the problem: The memory of an iPhone is getting fuller and fuller. Sooner or later, it gets tight, and you must make room again. Do your favorite photos have to go now? Not necessarily, because with the following ingenious trick, you can create space and still keep a back door open.Did you already know? On the iPhone, you don’t necessarily have to delete apps if you run out of memory. You can also swap them out. Swap them out? What is swapping, and what is the difference…

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Spicy food: What it says about your personality

Do you like chilli? Or other spices? Or does the mere thought of such foods make you feel uncomfortably hot? Your preference in terms of spiciness may say more about you than you think. If you’re the kind of person who puts eight tonnes of chilli sauce on their pizza, kudos to you! And to your guts, too. Your digestive system must be toughened to the max. However, you can read here that spicy food can become dangerous. The palate and the headBut apart from the physical consequences of eating…

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3 mistakes that ruin your clothes in the washing machine: discover the secret to proper laundry care

Washing clothes is time-consuming, and it can be incredibly frustrating if something goes wrong. Not separating colours Emma Rostron, Managing Director at One Less Thing, said: ‘It may seem like a chore, but you should always separate your clothes into whites, light colours, dark colours and delicate pieces.’ She continued: ‘This will help you avoid colour transfer and ensure your clothes are washed at the right temperature, as the wrong temperature can cause them to shrink or fade and even cause the clothes to no longer be the colour you…

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Orthodox Church celebrates Easter today, May 5

Today, Sunday, the Orthodox Church celebrates Easter. The different date of Easter in the Orthodox Church compared to the Western Church is due to divergent calculation methods. Easter liturgies take place in all federal states. The Eastern churches determine the date of Easter according to the old Julian calendar and according to a different method than the Western churches, which adhere to the Gregorian calendar reform of the 16th century. The dates of Easter can, therefore, be up to five weeks apart. There will be an expected Easter date again…

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