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Holiday travel this year is likely to be a stressful experience, with lots of folks trying to get somewhere, understaffed TSA and airlines, and a bunch of annoying COVID-19 requirements. One way to de-stress a flight is to move up from coach/main cabin/economy to a better class. A long time ago, I wrote that moving from the main cabin to business or first class is like moving from a slum to a penthouse, and that's still the case. These days, the main cabin you're most likely to find features six-across seats with near-zero legroom on a plane in either the 737 or A320 family. And face it: There's nothing — repeat nothing — an airline can do to provide a comfortable flight in those conditions. You don't enjoy such a flight; you endure it. You can escape an otherwise unpleasant trip by moving to a better product, but you'll have to pay.

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On Sunday mornings in Paris, I enjoy Mass in St. Sulpice, a church with perhaps Europe’s finest pipe organ. While I’m surrounded by towering vaults, statues of saints, and centuries of tradition, it’s the music that sends me. The spiritual sails of St. Sulpice have been filled for two centuries by its 6,600-pipe organ. Organists from around the world come to Paris just to hear this organ.

Singer-songwriter-producer Kentö said that growing up in Japan, Canada, Brazil and the United States with his multicultural family (Japanese, French, Canadian, Brazilian) had a positive impact on his music. “I get a lot of inspiration from both Brazilian and Japanese drum beats as well as traditional instruments,” said the "Silhouette" singer, who is based out of New York City. “You can hear these influences a lot in my music wrapped up in a little pop bow, of course. I grew up listening to singers from all over the world like Freddie Mercury, Ivete Sangalo, Ayumi Hamasaki and Sylvie Vartan. (They’re) very different artists, but all iconic voices that I tried to emulate growing up and, in my own way, shaped the style and tone of my voice today.” Kentö stays in touch with fans on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kentoofficial/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kentoofficial) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/kentoofficial).

"My father was a sailor from Singapore who met my mum in the United Kingdom," said actress Mayling Ng. "(When I was a child), he took us to Singapore and it changed who I was and how I saw the world. I really connected to my culture and started to actively do martial arts and watched more Hong Kong cinema than Western growing up." In "The Suicide Squad," which will release in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, she plays "Mongal, a malevolent, muscular alien. Such a joy to play!" Currently a resident of Venice, California, Ng stays in touch with her fans on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/maylingng/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/missnginaction), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ngmayling) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/MaylingNg).

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