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La discriminazione di genere fa male alla scienza

LA DIVULGATRICE scientifica invaghita dei classici greci alla conquista della Nasa. Edwige Pezzulli, scienziata all’Istituto nazionale di Astrofisica, è stata la protagonista della decima puntata di IllimitHer, programma nato per promuovere la cultura STEM e ispirare i giovani, in particolare le ragazze, a intraprendere strade coraggiose e alternative sia negli studi sia nel lavoro. Pezzulli racconta della galassia, delle stelle, dell’astrofisica moderna. Sottolineando il valore del racconto della scienza: “L’astrofisica, come altre materie scientifiche, non è di pertinenza solo dei geni - spiega - ero studentessa al liceo classico, innamorata dei classici greci, della filosofia. Poi sono stata fulminata dalla passione per la fisica”. Determinante è stata la visita nel suo liceo di un docente e di un fisico de La Sapienza: “Mi hanno fatto capire che l’astrofisica era uno…

La discriminazione di genere fa male alla scienza

Ma che cos’è la follia?

Nel Medioevo la pazzia era considerata un castigo divino. Per guarire serviva un esorcismo Per secoli la parola follia è stata usata per indicare qualsiasi comportamento che non rientrasse nella norma o fosse considerato irregolare. Era folle ogni stranezza e stramberia, come dimostra anche l’etimologia del termine, che deriva dal latino follis (“pallone pieno d’aria”). Insomma, il folle era una “testa vuota”! La follia era, inoltre, legata alle regole di ogni epoca: ciò che appariva strano in un tempo poteva non esserlo decenni dopo. Come ha scritto Franco Basaglia: “La storia della follia è storia di un giudizio, quindi della graduale evoluzione dei valori, delle regole, delle credenze, dei sistemi di potere su cui si fonda il gruppo sociale”. Per questo il sapere filosofico e quello medico non hanno mai definito…

Ma che cos’è la follia?

YOUR BEST DEFENSES

Your wife, daughter, son, sister, mother or friend could become a victim of sex trafficking, as kidnapping women and children for the sex trade has increased greatly nationwide. For instance, in May 2021, 11-year-old Alyssa Bonal of Florida was waiting for her school bus when a man jumped out of his SUV, violently grabbed her by her throat and threatened her with a knife as he tried to drag her to his vehicle. According to the Escambia County sheriff who had seen a neighbor’s video of the attack, “She went limp, she kicked, she punched and she pushed. She smeared blue slime she’d been playing with at that time on the attacker, to mark the man. She’d learned the importance of leaving evidence on someone doing wrong from watching Law & Order:…

YOUR BEST DEFENSES
IS YOUR SOUNDBAR FAKING IT?

IS YOUR SOUNDBAR FAKING IT?

All hail the modern soundbar, which has saved a million homes from the perils of trailing wires and speakers all round the room, as epitomised by the home theatre surround systems of the 1980s and 1990s. The all-conquering soundbar arrived, offering one neat long speaker enclosure beneath your TV to replace a whole room of equipment. It was neat. With the additional of a wireless subwoofer it could sound huge. What was not to like? But could the soundbar really do surround sound? In the early days, when replacing those multiple speakers, some daft claims were made, invariably involving the word ‘virtual’. As soundbars have developed further over the years, fierce competition among brands has led to more spurious claims for soundbars than perhaps any other line of product. ‘Virtual surround’…

More Power to You

When it comes to cleaning up our energy habits—reducing our use of natural gas and electricity generated at coal-and-gas-powered plants—people in the West are ready to change their ways. Nearly three-quarters of Californians said that they would prefer efficient electric appliances powered by clean energy instead of fossil gas, according to a survey conducted by FM3, the California-based research organization, and released by Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm. And the state energy commission aims to put standards in place that would require newly constructed homes to be electric-ready. In June, on the hottest day in Oregon’s recorded history, lawmakers passed groundbreaking legislation requiring the state to convert to 100 percent clean, “responsible” energy by 2040. At press time, 48 cities in the country had outlawed natural gas in construction…

More Power to You

PUT YOUR FEET UP

HOW TO MAKE PUNCH NEEDLE SLIPPERS MATERIALS 40 x 50cm (15¾ x 19¾") piece of primitive linen Punch needle tool 1 ball of green and 1 ball of white yarn (we used Paintbox Simply DK in Spearmint Green and Champagne White) Wool felt slipper soles Around 35 x 45cm (13¾ x 17¾") wooden frame Wool felt, double the size of template Drawing pins Fabric marker pen Sewing clips Sewing needle and thread Waxed linen thread Felt Latex-based sock sole liquid (we used Sock Stop) PVA glue If you’re already looking forward to autumn nights, we’ve got you. Is there anything better than pillowy punch needle to keep your feet cosy while you relax on the sofa with your favourite new show? Multi-disciplinary wizard Zoe has created a nice easy project for beginners to…

PUT YOUR FEET UP
REOPENING OURSELVES: HEALING FROM THE TRAUMA OF THE PANDEMIC

REOPENING OURSELVES: HEALING FROM THE TRAUMA OF THE PANDEMIC

“Did you bring my mask, Mom?” My 9-year-old is still buckled in, one hand hovering over the button to release her seat belt. I look out the window at the playground. The scene is like a scrapbook of memories from the past 18 months; all rolled into one moment. The temporary sign declaring “PLAYGROUND CLOSED” still stands, but it has been pushed aside. Another sign detailing mask requirements has been amended with reflective tape; the resulting message is mangled and confusing. For what felt like a long time, the answer to this question was always “yes.” For so many months, my daughter didn’t ask to go to places like playgrounds because she knew they were closed. The early months of the pandemic were a lot like caring for a newborn: simple, but…

HOW TO BE (Slightly) FUNNIER

HOW WOULD YOU feel if a colleague suggested you take a comedy class to improve your sense of humor? I felt crushed. At home that evening, I asked my other half whether he thinks I’m funny. Then I texted my best friend. Then my brother. And his wife. “Of course you are,” they all reassured me. What else could they say? And anyway, I’d already made up my mind. Some people just aren’t funny, and I’m one of them. Yet, according to Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas-authors of the book Humor, Seriously, and experts on the subject-humor is not something you are born with or without. Rather, it’s a muscle you can strengthen. What’s more, finding our funny sides makes us appear more competent and confident, strengthens relationships, unlocks creativity, boosts resilience,…

HOW TO BE (Slightly) FUNNIER

paired to perfection

Change it up PEAR, BANANA & CHOCOLATE CRISP Add 60 g finely chopped semisweet chocolate to the flour mixture. PEAR & BANANA CRISP MAKES 6 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 45 MINUTES Fruit Filling 1 tbsp cold unsalted butter3 ripe but firm pears, peeled, cored and cubed1 tbsp packed brown sugar1/2 tsp cinnamonpinch nutmeg3 large bananas, cut in 1/4-inch thick slices Topping 1/3 cup all-purpose flour2 tbsp packed brown sugar2 tbsp granulated sugar3 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed Fruit Filling In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pears, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; cook, stirring often, until brown sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir in bananas. Divide mixture among 6 ramekins. Topping Preheat oven to 350°F. In bowl, combine flour and both sugars. Add butter; using your fingers or a fork, work mixture until it has consistency…

paired to perfection

A CENTURY OF PARISIAN Nights

1920s–1940s According to writer and Parisian nightlife aficionado Maurice Sachs, the first dance halls opened in Paris one hundred years ago, in 1921. During the First World War, social evenings and dances were not considered proper for young women to attend, but it wasn’t long before the nightclub made its appearance. Up until that point, popular balls were held in Montmartre or Montparnasse for the bourgeois and aristocrats, but the dance hall ushered in a new era in which women could safely venture out alone and with no judgment. Sachs writes in The Decade of Illusion: Paris 1918-1928: “A real dance hall has red lacquered walls, orange and blue lanterns; chiaroscuro and hurried hands; on the left, tango orchestra, on the right, a jazz band: piano, trombone, saxophone, drums, and shell…

A CENTURY OF PARISIAN Nights

No Hero, No Villain, Noname

FATIMAH NYEEMA WARNER has been a homeowner for two weeks, a fact she calls “a mindfuck, for sure.” Sunshine pours into the 29-year-old’s modest, comfortable home from a sliding door leading to a small, fenced-in yard. Better known as the rapper Noname, Fatimah is turning one of the bedrooms into a recording space, though it’s clearly a work in progress, with soundproofing boards leaning against walls and cartons of equipment strewn about. In the house’s common area, stylish maroon and orange chairs offset a cerulean velvet couch. Plants adorn her tall black bookshelf, packed with texts on the problems and promise of life on the margins — Black Marxism, Captive Genders, The Color Purple. It’s a stereotypically gorgeous June day in Los Angeles as Fatimah greets me in a loose, boxy,…

No Hero, No Villain, Noname

BEN & JEN’S DREAM I DO’S

Save the date: Bennifer 2.0 is officially on…and so is the wedding of the century! A source tells OK! that after flaunting their rebooted romance with PDA-filled rendezvous — in L.A., Capri, Miami, Monaco and beyond — Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez plan to step it up a few dozen notches with an over-the-top wedding, 18 years after calling off their last one. The reunited power couple — who claimed they canceled their 2003 nuptials due to “excessive media attention” before splitting the following year — have been happily courting attention this time around. (From recreating their 2002 yacht-sunbathing spectacle this past July to hitting Universal Studios with their respective kids, subtlety isn’t exactly their forte.) Next on the docket, says the source, is a redemption wedding with no expense spared.…

BEN & JEN’S DREAM I DO’S

Your Brain Secretly Works WITH OTHER BRAINS

We humans are a social species. We live in groups. We take care of one another. Part of being a social species, it turns out, is that we regulate one another’s body budgets. Your body budget is your brain’s accounting of the bodily resources (like water, salt, glucose, and so on) it has to spend and save. Each action that spends resources, such as swimming or running, is like a withdrawal from your account. Actions that replenish your resources, such as eating and sleeping, are like deposits. Your brain tries to predict and meet your biological needs before they arise, to balance your body budget proactively. The people around you influence your body budget and even rewire your brain. Your brain changes its own wiring after new experiences, a process called…

Your Brain Secretly Works WITH OTHER BRAINS
HP Elite Folio: Extreme mobility for a price

HP Elite Folio: Extreme mobility for a price

The HP Elite Folio wraps vivid display options, 4G and 5G connectivity options, and all-day battery life within a lightweight, stylish design. It is clearly a winning design when it comes to mobility. The 2-in-1 laptop’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G processor has its caveats, though. Its performance still can’t compete with that of modern AMD Ryzen or Intel Core processors, and software compatibility issues persist. These limitations may be tough to tolerate considering the Elite Folio’s premium price tag. BASIC FEATURES HP’s Elite Folio is available in either an 8GB RAM/16GB SSD fixed configuration on HP’s website for $1,889, or a configurable Elite Folio option that begins at $1,895.04. It’s worth noting that while the first option appears to be ready to ship, selecting the configurable option puts the ship date…

Racing legend revived

Racing legend revived

WITH JAGUAR CLASSIC’S Lightweight E-type, XKSS and D-type continuations now completed, the first of a new run of revived C-types has been unveiled. Car ‘zero’ – as seen here – was revealed to the public at the Concours of Elegance. It has just successfully undergone more than 1000 miles of test and development driving, enabling final sign-off for at least eight (and a maximum of 16) production-spec C-type continuations to be produced. They will be priced somewhere between £1,000,000 and £2,000,000 each. This launch marks the 70th anniversary of the C-type’s triumphant debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours, which cemented Jaguar’s place in the top tier of racing for many years. The Continuations will be built to the 1953 Le Mans specifications, with full Dunlop disc braking system and the…

Gentle Men

Gentle Men

THE HEALING POWER OF VULNERABILITY Once in a while, during a typical hectic day in our household, my wife will turn to me wearing a pretend-astonished smile and say: “Chris, did you know that we have three boys?” Although it seems like she’s just playfully stating the obvious, I hear her words like the ringing of a generations-old mission bell, a reminder of what’s most important to me. Each time, I’m struck by the responsibility of raising our boys in an era when masculinity, in the way that it’s long been defined, is being called to expand. Growing up, I was taught that traditional male attributes are things like toughness, emotional reserve, strength, power, and staunch individualism. This image of a “traditional man” feeds into once-clear-cut roles like winner and provider. Edward…

Lunch Bag

Lunch Bag

WORDS LACEY HOWARD MAKE IT LUNCH BAG MATERIALS • 2 pieces exterior fabric, 13 inches wide by 17½ tall for lunch-size bag (9 inches wide by 12½ tall for snack-size bag)• Food-safe PUL 13×34 inches for lunch-size bag (9×24 inches for snack-size bag)• Cardboard corner rectangle template 3×2½ inches for lunch-size bag (1½×1 inch for snack-size bag)• Iron• Pins• Sewing gauge or ruler• Sewing machine• Thread• Hook-and-loop tape for closure Step 1 Cut fabric, PUL (A), and cardboard corner template for size of desired bag. Step 2 Stitch ½-inch seam allowance on one short end of fabric pieces, right sides together (B, this will be bottom of bag); open and press (C). Step 3 Fold stitched fabric at seam with wrong sides together and mark lower corners using the cardboard corner template, placing long side of rectangle…

dinner revolution!

OVEN-BAKED creamy chicken Jointing a whole chicken allows for golden crispy chicken skin all baked on top of a vegie-packed creamy risotto. It also means the whole chicken is used, which is often more economical than buying chicken pieces. Be sure to get good colour on the skin when frying before topping the risotto. leftover cheese pie serves 4 | prep & cooking 40 mins E V 125ml (½ cup) milk2 eggs¼ cup leftover herbs (such as parsley, mint, dill, thyme, basil), finely chopped15 sheets filo pastry75g unsalted butter, melted185g (1 cup) leftover softcheese (such as ricotta, feta, brie), crumbled or chopped80g (1 cup) leftover hard cheese (such as Cheddar, parmesan, manchego, gruyère), coarsely grated2 tsp sesame seeds secret ingredient Filo pastry adds a delicious and crispy texture to this dish. 1 LINE THE PIE Preheat oven to…

dinner revolution!
Don’t be a tourist, be an AWE venturer

Don’t be a tourist, be an AWE venturer

There’s a new travel trend here to combat boredom, merging wonder and wayfaring to move us to our cores. Aweventure describes the stillness of the desert at first light when you can see the curve of the earth and a purple sky at sunset. It’s a full moon, a spiritual encounter, surfing with dolphins and having the stars to yourself. For Australian women, this heady combination of inspiration and adventure is a salve for an otherwise lacklustre year. When former travel editor Tara Harrison lost her job as the head of publicity for Intrepid Travel during the pandemic, she sensed there was a desire among Australian women for experiences that would exhilarate them. Harrison responded with Aweventurer, an experiential travel company that takes glory-seeking travellers on life-changing expeditions under the guidance…

5 FREE YOUR CREATIVITY

5 FREE YOUR CREATIVITY

There are many ways you can photograph wildlife so that your pictures are unique to you, representing what you find interesting and showing your artistic side. There’s no need to stick with producing simple portraits or to be satisfied with just enclosing a standing animal within the frame. This is art, not scientific documentation, so you’re free to do what you want, whether it’s setting an animal as a tiny speck in a grand landscape, focusing right in on the eyes, or abstracting skin patterns. PRO ADVICE Use landscape features Features of the landscape can help give shape to a photo, as well as context. Elements, such as trees or rocks, can work as the background or setting for the animals you’re photographing, or as a foreground object to bring visual interest or…

HOW ALCOHOL CAN AFFECT YOUR FAT-LOSS GOALS

1 ALCOHOL SWITCHES OFF FAT-BURNING Your body views alcohol as a toxin that it needs to metabolise as quickly as possible before it does any damage. This becomes your body’s top priority, so it will process the alcohol before it can do anything else. Everything else you’ve consumed is put on hold and stored in the form of fat instead of being burned for fuel. It can take up to three days for your body to revert to fat-burning. 2 ALCOHOL MESSES WITH YOUR HORMONES Alcohol raises cortisol and oestrogen, and decreases testosterone (in both men and women). These hormonal changes inhibit fat loss and can result in weight-loss resistance, even if you are following a healthy keto lifestyle. 3 ALCOHOL DISTURBS YOUR SLEEP We burn most of our fat at night when we sleep,…

HOW ALCOHOL CAN AFFECT YOUR FAT-LOSS GOALS

Free to wed IT’S BRITNEY, BRIDE!

Britney Spears is heading down the aisle again! Last week, the singer was beaming as she showed off her stunning engagement ring alongside her new fiancé Sam Asghari. Sam’s agent Brandon Cohen confirmed the news, saying, “The couple made their longstanding relationship offi cial today, and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them.” Sources say Sam proposed to Britney at their home in Los Angeles, but the romantic moment didn’t go exactly to plan. The dancer almost ruined the surprise when he accidentally uploaded a picture of the stunning four-carat diamond ring engraved with his nickname for Britney, Lioness, to his social media two days before. But he managed to throw fans off the scent when he quickly deleted the snap and claimed he had been hacked. The happy…

Free to wed IT’S BRITNEY, BRIDE!
AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO APPLE HOMEKIT

AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO APPLE HOMEKIT

Apple launched HomeKit in 2014, and for many users it remains a bit of a mystery—an outlier in the smart home space that is wound up with the iPhone, Siri, and an unintuitive corner of the smart home universe. What is HomeKit, and is it appropriate for your home? Let’s dig in and break down what it is and how it works today. WHAT IS HOMEKIT? While HomeKit is exclusive to Apple and its licensees, it is really just a communications protocol, a framework of technologies that lets your iOS device work with any number of smart home products. Apple currently claims that more than 100 brands of products are now included in the HomeKit universe, including all the usual smart home suspects, such as smart plugs and switches, light bulbs, thermostats,…

The Spirit of Botswana: The Heart of Southern Africa

The Spirit of Botswana: The Heart of Southern Africa

One Saturday afternoon, the remnants of our lunch cleared away, we pored over a map of Botswana spread between the wine glasses. There is nothing like a beautifully illustrated fold-out map smelling of ink and adventure. The route we planned would take us to the border of Botswana to the Tuli enclave, up the eastern side to Francistown for supplies, carrying onto Nata, and finally, the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. From there, we would make our way to Maun and onto Moremi in the delta. We gave ourselves three weeks, leaving towards the end of the dry season in September when the driving conditions are best before the rains in November. I knew the central Okavango Delta and Tuli reasonably well, but not the other parks. Ian, my long-time friend, had…

Forage to FEAST

The past 20 years have seen a huge growth of interest in wild food, with increasing numbers of people coming to realise the importance of eating local, sustainable and seasonal fare. The Covid-19 pandemic also sparked a surge in foraging, as many of us looked for new ways to cope with lockdown. Foraging is beneficial on many levels. Not just a way of finding fresh, delicious food, it also provides a connection with nature and the outdoors – an opportunity to immerse yourself in a landscape, engaging all five senses. In the half-light of an autumn woodland, our nostrils fill with the delicate musky notes of wild mushrooms, while our ears attune to the dull thuds of falling nuts. We use touch, sight and smell to judge the ripeness of fruits,…

Forage to FEAST

How social media helped me accept my skin issues

Don’t @ me, but in middle school, I never really had bad skin. It was only later, way after it seemed like all my friends had gotten past their puberty-induced breakouts, that my acne decided to grace my face. Now, without fail, I *always* get a ginormous zit between my eyebrows and a few scattered across my forehead right before my period or when I’m super stressed out. (Oh, and they usually don’t go away until about a week before the next group pops up.) Even before my breakouts, I’ve always been a makeup girl—I live for new trends and application techniques. And throughout my years of playing with products, I was forever trying to recreate the glowy, flawless skin of my favorite celebs who look like they’ve never had a zit…

How social media helped me accept my skin issues
ESG: THE TRIUMPH OF COMMON SENSE

ESG: THE TRIUMPH OF COMMON SENSE

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors now rank alongside risk and return as key factors when making asset allocation decisions. The fervour with which global asset managers are throwing their weight behind impact and sustainable investment opportunities is not only evidenced by the massive inflows to ESG-focused equities, exchange traded funds and unit trusts in 2020/21, but by its naked display at most investment outlook roadshows over the past year or two. It would seem that ESG is the only emerging investment theme with the legs to keep pace with technology, and whereas ESG is grounded in common sense, the technology boom is showing signs of dizziness in an atmosphere of irrationality. Growth stocks dominated equity market returns in the immediate recovery following the March 2020 pandemic crisis, driven by investors’…

The Mediterranean

TURKISH-STYLE EGG TARTINES MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 30 MINUTES Yogurt Sauce ½ cup grated cucumber½ tsp salt1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt2 cloves garlic, minced2 tbsp chopped fresh dill Paprika Butter 2 tbsp unsalted butter1 ½ tsp smoked paprika½ tsp chili powder½ tsp ground cumin Herb Salad 1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp lemon juice½ cup lightly packed arugula½ cup fresh cilantro or parsley¼ cup fresh mint1 tbsp fresh dill (optional)pinch each salt and pepper4 thick slices pumpernickel bread, toasted8 soft-poached eggs Yogurt Sauce Mix cucumber with salt; let stand for 10 minutes. Squeeze out moisture. In small bowl, stir together cucumber, yogurt, garlic and dill. (Make-ahead: Can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 2 days.) Paprika Butter In small microwaveable bowl, combine butter, paprika, chili powder and cumin. Microwave on medium until…

The Mediterranean

BLUE SKY THINKING

After a year in lockdown, what could be more enticing as we reconnect with the world at large than a collection designed for living adventurously? In its fifth season, Eye/LOEWE/Nature has created a SS21 collection that not only celebrates our natural environment, but also respects it, with a focus on sustainability and materials that are recycled, upcycled and repurposed. Vintage and workwear inspirations come together in a collection of practical, stylish pieces that will unleash your inner explorer. From outerwear and T-shirts to shoes and accessories, Jonathan Anderson’s collection is brought to life by unique, unexpected details and fabrics that have been washed to give an aged, distressed feel: hooded jackets have integrated backpacks; reversible jackets are crafted from upcycled carpets; vintage T-shirts are assembled to create colourful stripe motifs…

BLUE SKY THINKING
GEORGE HARRISON

GEORGE HARRISON

All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition CAPITOL/UME 10/10 FOR a while now, 51 years maybe, there’s been talk of de-Spectorising All Things Must Pass, of wiping away the reverb like grime from a golden murti. Phil didn’t make it easy, though: rather than adding effects during mixing, the layers of echo that cloud this motherlode of songs and jams are often baked onto the tapes themselves. This 50th-anniversary edition, therefore, is not the clear and crisp version of All Things Must Pass that’s hovered in some people’s imaginations for decades like some audiophile Holy Grail, as sparse and dry as 1973’s Living In The Material World. On this new mix by Paul Hicks, the fog is very much there, but a little daylight (good at arriving at the right time,…

Royals Back to School!

Royals Back to School!

IT’S an annual tradition for many young families around the world, and the Cambridges are no different. On Sept. 8, as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis head off for their first day of school in their snazzy new uniforms, they’ll have their photos snapped to mark the big occasion. “George and Charlotte are going back to St. Thomas’ School,” confirms an insider. “Louis has another year to go at nursery school.” For mom and dad, it’s not a moment too soon. After home-schooling the kids during lockdown, William and Kate, both 39, are ready to get back to business full-time. A source tells Star they’re going to be busier than ever. “The pair are taking on additional charity projects,” explains the source,…

Does our work past impact our work future?

Does our work past impact our work future?

i still remember being told off by my first boss. It was a Friday afternoon in midsummer, I was 22 and I skived off work. My boss was on an away-day; I didn’t have any work to do because our department was in the aftermath of a restructure and projects had been put on ice. I reasoned that it was a waste of time to be sitting there refreshing an empty inbox, so I might as well beat the commuter crowds and go home two hours early. My boss, who found out after someone dobbed me in, didn’t see it that way. I was paid to sit at my desk during working hours, she said; I had to show that I could be trusted when she wasn’t in the office. It was…

Influencer

Influencer

For a long time – and in some instances, it’s still very much the case – the price of a Chinese-made motorcycle was what justified putting up with some substandard componentry or quality of finish. The money you could save often meant the difference between being able to afford a brand-new machine compared to a secondhand rival from Japan or Europe. But that’s beginning to change and not least for the well-established CFMoto brand, which has been in the manufacturing game since 1989, a 15 years before today’s learner-aged riders were being born. And the fact that KTM has entrusted the production of its midsized parallel-twin motorcycles to CFMoto at its Hangzhou-based manufacturing plant proves it’s not a company churning out substandard products. In terms of quality of finish, the 300SR is…

SPACE IN A SPIN

SPACE IN A SPIN

WHAT DO YOU think are the biggest structures in the universe? Galaxies such as our Milky Way, containing billions of stars? Clusters of galaxies? Perhaps clusters of galaxy clusters, known unsurprisingly as superclusters? The answer is, in fact, something much bigger – and of which you might not have heard. On very large scales, the distribution of galaxies is far from uniform. They form clusters and superclusters, which themselves are part of a bigger structure known as the ‘cosmic web’. This is, indeed, web-like, although it can also be thought of as resembling honeycomb or foam, with sheets and thin tendrils of galaxies enclosing huge voids of empty space. Those voids can be more than 100 million light-years across. We think the web was imprinted on the universe very early in its…

LA VITA ALLA FINESTRA

LA VITA ALLA FINESTRA

Da quasi trent’anni Paolo Virzì osserva i vicini della porta accanto. Dal debutto nel 1994 con La bella vita, triangolo amoroso in ambiente operaio, a Ferie d’agosto, che prefigura l’Italia berlusconiana; da Ovosodo, che nel 1997 ha vinto il Gran Premio della giuria a Venezia azzerando l’immaginaria distanza tra commedia e film d’autore, alle grandi interpretazioni di Micaela Ramazzotti e Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in La pazza gioia del 2016, Virzì ha messo in scena ragazze e ragazzi di provincia, operai, amanti, impiegate del call center, negozianti arricchiti, scrittori frustrati, madri amate e a volte infelici, industriali, visionarie maniaco-depressive. Da erede dei maestri della commedia all’italiana ha raccontato tic e debolezze, con la peculiarità di una scrittura con un fondo non trasparente di ambiguità, da romanziere, che rende i suoi personaggi misteriosi…

Dal Tirreno allo Ionio, i due volti della Calabria

ALTO TIRRENO TROPEA CORIGLIANO CARIATI REGGIO CALABRIA Servizio realizzato con il contributo della Regione Calabria PUNTA DELLOSTIVALE affacciata su due dei tre mari che circondano l’italica penisola, il Mar Ionio e il Mar Tirreno, per la propria posizione e morfologia la Calabria è stata da sempre punto d’incontro e scontro di diversi popoli, toccando il massimo splendore tra il VII e il VI secolo a.C. quando divenne parte della Magna Grecia. È stato allora che alcune delle città più importanti della regione, Sibari, Stilo, Gerace, Locri e Crotone, vennero fondate e ad allora risalgono anche i Bronzi di Riace, tra i più importanti ritrovamenti archeologici di epoca ellenica, che per millenni sono stati cullati dal mare di Riace Marina dove sono stati ritrovati negli anni Sessanta divenendo simbolo e monito della straordinaria storia della Calabria.…

Dal Tirreno allo Ionio, i due volti della Calabria
US GOVT TO PROBE ZOOM’S $14.7B FIVE9 DEAL FOR NATSEC RISKS

US GOVT TO PROBE ZOOM’S $14.7B FIVE9 DEAL FOR NATSEC RISKS

A U.S. government committee that reviews foreign investment in telecom is probing videoconferencing company Zoom’s $14.7 billion deal for cloud call center company Five9. In an August filing with the Federal Communications Commission, the Justice Department, which chairs the committee, said it would review the deal “to determine whether this application poses a risk to the national security or law enforcement interests of the United States.” The Justice Department “believes that such risk may be raised by the foreign participation (including the foreign relationships and ownership) associated with the application.” The Wall Street Journal first reported the probe. The Justice Department did not say in its filing what the foreign ties of concern were and spokesperson Wyn Hornbuckle declined to answer questions. Five9 spokesperson Allison Wilson declined to comment. Zoom said in an…

STALKING THE SELF: FINDING A POINT OF VIEW IN MEMOIR

I recently listened to a writer read a beautiful memoir about grief and asked her how she achieved the tone of the book. She said, “It had to be poised to be real.” What a delicious paradox, inherent in all creative writing and never more so than for the memoirist, who must not only imagine life, as fiction writers do, but has the trickier goal of re-imagining it. A memoirist writes not just what happened, but what it means to them. As Vivian Gornick says in The Situation and the Story, quoting V.S. Pritchett, “You get no credit for living.” But how does one arrive at this crucial distance from the self? How do the facts become flexible, if this is our truth? How can the self be malleable? VOICE VS.…

STALKING THE SELF: FINDING A POINT OF VIEW IN MEMOIR

It’s in our blood

A PUDGY BLACK MOUSE snuffles around a tiny tower of Legos, turns away, then comes back to snuffle again. He’s 18 months old—a senior citizen, in rodent terms. And it’s getting tough to keep it all straight. Do these blocks seem familiar to him? Has he seen this thing before? He’s a bit muddled, but that’s not his fault. Few new neurons are being born inside his itty-bitty brain. The cells that once exuberantly branched, sending lush offshoots to interweave and connect with others, are now sparse and barren. This Lego test indirectly measures those physical changes by monitoring his behavior. When mice of a certain age become forgetful, they spend more time checking out little trinkets they’ve seen before—objects that should warrant only a quick “Oh yeah, that thing again” glance.…

It’s in our blood

THE COOKTOWN CONNECTION

THE worldwide pandemic certainly threw a spanner in the works for everyone wanting to travel anywhere. Even intestate trips became a risk for travelling fishos. Trying to get to Cairns last year for the heavy tackle, black marlin season was an absolute disaster for me and I missed out on some amazing fishing and photo opportunities. Ah well, at last things are starting to settle a little and we can finally get back to doing what we want to do. Another place I missed going to last year in Queensland was Cooktown and this quaint, little old country town has an amazing history, not only with the thousands of early settlers and gold miners, but for us fishos. The town was always a stop-over port for the old Cairns marlin fleet…

THE COOKTOWN CONNECTION
Best at Block

Best at Block

“Our win is completely due to the team we had,” says Jack McGuire, a 37-year-old yacht broker from Annapolis, Maryland, who raced with a band of brothers and childhood friends to win the coveted Everett B. Morris Trophy. “The camaraderie was unmatched.” Trimming main and calling tactics was John Mollicone, McGuire’s coach while growing up at Rhode Island’s East Greenwich YC. His brother Josh and his brother-in-law, John von Schwarz, were the boat’s spinnaker and jib trimmers. Three longtime friends, Dave Jurkowski, Nick St. Jean and Doug Nisbet, manned the pit, mast and bow, respectively. His brother Todd helped deliver the boat and prepare it for racing. “It was definitely a family affair both on and off the water, but Block Island Race Week always has been,” McGuire says. “I actually met…

FRUIT AND VEG

FRUIT AND VEG

Papaya is best known as a delicious and refreshing orange-coloured tropical fruit with black seeds. Also called pawpaw, it can be pricy to buy at the shops so, if you live in a warm climate and enjoy papaya for breakfast or in a fruit salad, it’s worth giving it garden room. Plants can produce fruit year round. Usually eaten when soft and ripe, papaya is also used as a vegetable while the fruit is still green and the flesh inside is white. It’s popular in tangy Asian salads and stir-fries. Once hard to find, green papaya is now often available at the supermarket — but, if you enjoy it, grow your own. Although unripe, green papaya is packed with nutritional goodies including high levels of potassium and papain as well as fibre and large…

HOW TO MAKE MEALS IN MINUTES

HOW TO MAKE MEALS IN MINUTES

PREP LIKE A CHEF Pretend you have your own cooking show and measure ingredients ahead of time. Keep them in small bowls on a tray that you can pull out when you’re ready to cook. This works especially well for ingredients that can take time to measure, such as peanut butter and honey. GO BIG Cook more meat than you need and use it in multiple ways. For example, brown 2 pounds of ground turkey; use half in a batch of chili one night, then use the other half for turkey tacos the next. Or grill a few extra chicken breasts and slice the leftovers for a salad topper the next day. Chill cooked meat, poultry, or seafood in an airtight container for up to 3 days. BE A LIST-MAKER Take time each week to…

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF BLACK-LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF BLACK-LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

WATCH THE VIDEO http://bit.ly/2TobexR 1 DAY Black-light photography involves shooting a subject under ultraviolet light. To the naked eye, these lights appear to emit very little illumination: that’s because the bluish UV light is at the limits of the visible spectrum, so much of the output is invisible to us. But this UV light can cause white or neon colours to produce visible light, giving it a glow that looks amazing when used in conjunction with body painting. We booked a model and a makeup artist, and hired a couple of UV LED battens for our black-light shoot. But you don’t necessarily need to spend lots on this, as you can achieve similar results on a shoestring budget – both body paint and UV lights or bulbs can be purchased relatively cheaply online. Then…

Yoga for men’s mental health

Yoga for men’s mental health

The practice of yoga is more popular than ever. But despite universal benefits, a plethora of techniques which vary greatly in form and intensity, and teachers up and down the country eager to pass on their yogic knowledge, yoga is still more often practiced by women than men. There are a variety of reasons behind this disparity, but with research increasingly suggesting that yoga can have a profoundly positive impact on people’s mental health, yoga can provide a form of self-care to men who may not always feel empowered or permitted to look after their own wellbeing. Why do men practice yoga less than women? The good news is that the practice of yoga (which is growing in popularity generally) is being increasingly taken up by men, with a 2016 Yoga In America…

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR RAGE

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR RAGE

There are many situations that can make your blood boil. A friend lets you down at the last minute, you’re stuck in traffic, your neighbours are being loud… but if you want to safeguard your emotional and physical health, it’s important to learn how to deal with your rage in a healthy way. ‘Anger raises your risk of high blood pressure and heart disease,’ says clinical psychologist Dr Helen Nightingale. ‘It triggers the flight or fight response – your heart beats faster, blood pressure goes up and you produce more stress hormones.’ It can also lead to depression, anxiety, insomnia and a weakened immune system. ‘It’s normal to feel angry occasionally,’ says Mike Fisher, director of the British Association of Anger Management. ‘But it’s how you express your anger that counts. Being…

PERFECTING THE Crème Brûiée Latte

PERFECTING THE Crème Brûiée Latte

• 7 oz brewed coffee• 1 tbsp brown sugar• ½ tsp milk or cream• ½ tsp vanilla extract• ½ oz Torani Classic Caramel syrup• Whipped cream• ½ tsp caramel sauce• Heath English Toffee bar Pour freshly brewed coffee into your favorite mug. Add brown sugar, vanilla extract, Torani syrup, and milk or cream. Microwave for about 30 seconds, stir until sugar dissolves. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and crushed toffee. Honey Spiced Latte Serves 4 1 ⅓ cups milk2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons molasses4 teaspoons sugar⅛ teaspoon ground ginger⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg⅛ teaspoon ground clovesWhipped cream Combine milk, honey, molasses, sugar and spices in a saucepan on medium to low heat. Heat until steaming, then transfer to blender. Blend for 1 5 seconds, or use a hand held frothier. Divide into 4 cups…

WORK SMARTER

WORK SMARTER

1 THE HECTOR LEATHER LAPTOP BAG This beautiful laptop bag is designed for 13-inch models such as the MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13. Inside that rich cognac saddle leather there’s a padded sleeve for your laptop plus multiple pockets and pen holders, and the included strap makes it more comfortable for commuting. It looks fantastic now and it’ll be even more gorgeous as it gets older. £245, ospreylondon.com 2 LOGITECH MX VERTICAL ADVANCED ERGONOMIC MOUSE We love this mouse. The vertical design is more natural than traditional mice and puts less strain on your arm, and as former RSI sufferers we can attest to how painless it is even for very long sessions. But it’s not just comfortable. It’s clever too, with lots of customisation and the ability to work across multiple devices…

TRENDY LOOKS

WAISTCOAT WITH CABLE PATTERN Chase the trend! Make a waistcoat and team it with a top or shirt – or wear it over a T-shirt for an infinitely casual look. This is a pretty waistcoat covered in cables. It has a seed stitch shawl collar and garter stitch edges at the wrists. Worked in a soft cotton blend. 09 36-46 Yarn: Fashion Balance dk. STRIPY CARDIGAN A cool, shaggy cardigan to keep you warm on the cooler days! This garment is a relaxed, boxy design that is longer at the back, with a slit on both sides. The cardigan is worked in a fine fringed cotton blend yarn that works up to give your knitting a furry look. 04 One size Yarn: About Berlin Funky T-SHIRT If there’s one item of clothing that none of us can live without, it has…

TRENDY LOOKS
CLIMATE CHANGE

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. The regions around the North Pole are “ground zero” for climate change, giving the rest of the world a snapshot of events to come. These events include shifts in the ranges of plants and animals, melting snow and ice, violent weather, disruptions in the food web, disease, and extinction. Read on for descriptions of nature-out-of-sync with the climate, sprinkled with a few silly subtitles to lighten up a serious subject. Strange Change in the Range These days in America’s northernmost city—Barrow, Alaska—temperatures have warmed several degrees over the past few decades. The regions in which plants and animals can survive is changing. Many species are able to survive farther north than they previously could. For example, trees have spread…

lifestyle reboot

lifestyle reboot

for seven years, Chiara Perano ran a successful stationery and calligraphy studio, Lamplighter, where she worked with luxury brands such as Burberry, Hermes and Liberty. But after having her daughter in 2018, she decided to create illustrative artwork inspired by southern Italy where she spent much of her childhood. Her collection now includes wall hangings and decorative vases and tiles. Chiara lives in St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex with her husband and three-year-old daughter, and is expecting her second child. How has work and life changed in the last year? Life has changed immeasurably for me, we made the decision to leave Leytonstone, east London, and live by the sea. We were very rooted in London but the pandemic and other personal reasons gave us the option to take the leap,…

rush-hour meals

Chorizo veg fritters SERVES 4 PREP 20 mins COOK 15 mins EASY * 340g can sweetcorn, drained1 small courgette, coarsely grated4 spring onions, finely chopped½ ring cured chorizo (110g), cut into small chunks4 tbsp plain flour1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves1 tsp paprika2 eggs, beaten3-6 tbsp milk vegetable oil, for frying For the quick salsa 4 medium tomatoes, finely chopped1 spring onion, finely chopped½ garlic clove, grated½ lime, juiced1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 tbsp oil 1 Put all the ingredients for the fritters, except the oil, in a large bowl. Season and mix well. 2 For the quick tomato salsa, mix together all of the ingredients in a medium bowl with a pinch of salt. 3 Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of batter at a time into…

rush-hour meals
“THERE was just SO MUCH HOPE.”

“THERE was just SO MUCH HOPE.”

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SPRING 2002—scheduled to run from Friday, September 7, through Friday, September 14, 2001—was a heady time in the city. The MTV Video Music Awards were held in New York on September 6, with Britney Spears and a snake serving as NYFW’s unofficial opening act. Just three years before, Helmut Lang had helped make New York one of the Big Four fashion capitals, alongside London, Milan, and Paris, when he announced that he would show in September rather than November, prompting the rescheduling of NYFW from last to first. The event became a cultural magnet, with a cavalcade of designers, models, and celebrities and thousands of international journalists flying in to cover it. Fresh off his graffiti handbag collaboration for Marc Jacobs’s Louis Vuitton, artist Stephen Sprouse had…

AMONG THE gum trees

it began with a trickle of collective consciousness during COVID-19 lockdowns as many decided that this working-from-home gig wasn’t too bad at all. From getting more of a sleep-in of a morning to saving on travel time and spending more time with the family, there was a lot to like about leaving the office behind. No longer needing to commute to city workplaces, thousands upon thousands of city dwellers began creating a whole new lifestyle, living the dream. Research by The University of Sydney Business School shows commuting activity will continue to decline by an estimated 25 to 30 per cent and before too long, almost one third of all workers will work from home. It mirrors what’s happening in other countries like the USA, with Global Workplace Analytics predicting the…

AMONG THE gum trees
THE SECRET TO BETTER FLEXIBILITY

THE SECRET TO BETTER FLEXIBILITY

FOR THE PAST 18 months, I’ve listened to my patients talk about their struggles with adapting. First to locking down, then to changing how they work, forming new friendships in new ways, or starting over in a new city. One of the most useful things the pandemic has taught us is the importance of being flexible. So why, now that it’s time to adapt again – to contemplate ‘living with the virus’, to getting back to being social, to moving forward – do so many of people want to dig in their heels? I’ll be honest: I’m not the guy who readily embraces change, either. (My wife gets annoyed with me for ordering the same boring thing – grilled fish with basmati rice and vegetables – every time we go to…

smart HOME solutions

Genius way to keep track of spare keys Tossing spare keys into a junk drawer is a smart move—until you can’t remember which key goes with which lock! To ensure you always know which one to grab, try this: Before putting in the drawer, write the key’s purpose (shed, back door, Mom’s house) on a plastic bread tag and slip the tag through the key’s hole. (Tip: If the tag feels loose, cover the back with a piece of tape.) No more frustrating guesswork! QUICK POLL How do you nix Tupperware odors? If your plastic containers are starting to smell like last week’s leftovers, try these handy reader suggestions: 65% ♥ this idea! Fill containers with white vinegar and let sit 30 minutes before washing, says Tessa Miles. Vinegar’s acids kill odor-causing bacteria. 35% ♥ this idea! Place…

smart HOME solutions
45s OF THE PAST 45 YEARS

45s OF THE PAST 45 YEARS

The first copies of What Hi-Fi? were printed way back in 1976 when the Sex Pistols were gearing up to take over 1977, and a Labour government was par for the course rather than some strange aberration. Southampton won the FA Cup and Liverpool won the league title for the ninth time. Even Concorde made its first commercial flight; so buckle up for a supersonic trip down memory lane as we take you through the biggest selling singles from 1976 to the present day. Be warned, there are a few turkeys here along with the classic trimmings. BROTHERHOOD OF MAN Save All Your Kisses For Me/Let’s Get Together (1976, Pye) A long time ago in a universe far away, the United Kingdom used to win the Eurovision Song Contest on a regular basis…

WOMEN WE LOVE: HIND SEDDIQI OF DUBAI, UAE

Meeting Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi in real life can leave a person in such a state of awe that they may just find themselves basking in the glow of her bright light while simultaneously transfixed on her every word. There is a presence — an aura — to Seddiqi that is genuine and powerful and yet still quite unassuming. The term “quiet force” comes to mind when one thinks of Seddiqi, though being “quiet” about her love of fine timepieces and all of horology itself she is most certainly not. “I’ve always loved watches and have never felt the need to pretend or to follow trends in the market,” she says. “I am known for being brutally honest, having always spoken my mind and trying my best to let people…

WOMEN WE LOVE: HIND SEDDIQI OF DUBAI, UAE

Portraits in Craft

We can’t always know the history behind a found photograph—something we came across in an old album, or the archives of a museum, or at a flea market or antique store. When did the people in this photograph live? Why was it taken? What did the subjects think of the image? Who were they? We can guess at the time and place by the clothes worn and the physical setting. But look closer: Is there a spark of soul within the eyes of the sitter, an arresting gaze? Maybe the play of a smile on the lips; a slight furrow of the brow. There’s posture and body language to consider—in one photo, relaxed and open; in another, the subjects are straight-backed and guarded. These are the details that drew you to…

Portraits in Craft

The Stylist’s Eye

No.1 Repaint Old Furniture Adding a coat of fresh paint allows Nicola to keep favourite pieces for years and never tire of them, like the bookcase in the living room. It was white in her old condo, and the blue coffee table has been both red and white. “I keep a lot of my furniture because much of it is inherited and special,” she says. “I paint pieces a different colour or reupholster them in a new fabric.” No.2 Skip the Mirror Not every entry needs a mirror, according to Nicola. “I was totally in love with the wallpaper and didn’t want to break up the visual impact,” she says. “If you have a mirror, you’re always checking yourself out. Admire my wallpaper instead!” Wallpaper, Cole & Son; tile, Ciot. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO HAVE the…

The Stylist’s Eye
THE RISING POWER OF AMERICAN MUSLIMS

THE RISING POWER OF AMERICAN MUSLIMS

IT’S BEEN AN IMPRESSIVE 2021 SO FAR FOR MUSLIM Americans. The U.S. Senate, that bastion of partisan gridlock, overwhelmingly confirmed the nation’s first Muslims as a federal district court judge and to chair the Federal Trade Commission. Legislatures in five states swore in their first Muslim members, including a nonbinary, queer hijab-wearing representative in, of all places, Oklahoma. Three Detroit suburbs are poised this fall to elect their first Muslim mayors. The New York Jets tapped Robert Saleh as the first Muslim head coach of any American pro sports team. CBS premiered, then renewed The United States of Al, the first broadcast network sitcom with a Muslim lead character. And Riz Ahmed, star of Sound of Metal, became the first Muslim nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. “Everywhere I look,…

Catalonia’s Anytime Snack

Whether you know it as pan con tomate, as many Spaniards do, or by its native Catalan name, pa amb tomaquet (“pam two-MAH-cat”), the dish is bread with tomato, and it’s as simple as cooking gets. “If you have a piece of bread, you have a piece of bread with tomato,” said Alex Montiel, a native of Catalonia and chef/owner of La Cuchara de San Telmo in San Sebastian who grew up eating pa amb tomaquet daily. The crunchy yet tender toasted bread and brilliantly ripe tomato pulp make for an unbeatable combination, he explained, especially when the tomato-topped toast is seasoned with coarse salt and lavished with great olive oil. Once you’ve had it, the appeal is obvious. In addition to the contrasting flavors and textures of the elements, you’re charmed…

Catalonia’s Anytime Snack
Hidden Gems Of Our National Monuments

Hidden Gems Of Our National Monuments

The designation of “national monument” evokes statues and memorial buildings that don’t sound too interesting for landscape photographers. However, in the United States, the term has a different meaning. What you’ll find among our national monuments are vast lands rivaling the national parks in beauty, diversity, cultural heritage and unique photographic destinations. You won’t find crowds, tight regulations or over-photographed views. Get ready for an adventure off the beaten path. What Are National Monuments? Like national parks, national monuments are federally protected areas. They vary in size from less than an acre to surface areas comparable to large U.S. states. They preserve natural or historic features. The main administrative difference is that only Congress can designate a national park, whereas presidents can proclaim a national monument on their own thanks to a…

7 steps for FASTING success!

1 Be realistic It’s probably not a good idea to fast on days when you are attending a social event or are expecting visitors. 2 Plan ahead, but be flexible You don’t need to fast on the same days every week, but doing so can make it easier to get yourself into a routine. Start by planning a week at a time, and decide how fasting can fit into your schedule. 3 Drink enough water Aim to drink between eight and 10 glasses every day, if not more, to stay well hydrated. 4 Eat lean protein Make sure your meals contain protein sources, such as eggs, beans and legumes, to fill you up and help build muscle. 5 Tune into your hunger signals Consider if it’s really hunger that’s making you want to snack. It might actually be boredom. 6…

7 steps for FASTING success!

Jump Into Your Day

When your alarm rings first thing in the morning, you may just want to groan, roll over and go back to sleep, and I totally get that! I feel it too. But I’ve discovered that when I work in a workout first thing in the morning, I feel so much better for the rest of the day—I’m focused, clearheaded and much calmer. If you want to sample the endorphin high that follows a sunrise sweat but don’t consider yourself a morning person, trust me: It gets easier and better as your body becomes accustomed to the perks that movement unlocks. Brooke Baldwin, a former CNN anchor and author of Huddle, says about her morning workout, “I love that by 8 a.m., I know I’ve already done the hardest physical thing…

Jump Into Your Day
SOCIAL MEDIA’S 70-UP ‘GRANDFLUENCERS’ DEBUNKING AGING MYTHS

SOCIAL MEDIA’S 70-UP ‘GRANDFLUENCERS’ DEBUNKING AGING MYTHS

Joan MacDonald’s health was in shambles at age 71. She was overweight and on numerous medications with high cholesterol, rising blood pressure and kidney trouble. Her daughter, a fitness coach, warned that she’d wind up an invalid if she didn’t turn things around. She did, hitting the gym for the first time and learning to balance her diet with the help of a brand new tool, an iPhone. Now 75, MacDonald is a hype beast for health with a bodybuilder’s physique and 1.4 million loyal followers on Instagram. She’s among a growing number of “grandfluencers,”folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans. “It’s so rare to find someone her age being able to do all these things,” said one of her admirers, 18-year-old Marianne…

HOW CITROËN HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH WITH THE C4

HOW CITROËN HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH WITH THE C4

CITROËN TOOK ITS TIME WITH THE C4 WRC, BUT IT WAS worth the wait. The new rules to which the C4 was built were introduced in 2006 but Citroën decided to have a sabbatical from competitive rallying that year. Clearly it didn’t want to rush the C4 WRC’s development. Not wishing to miss out on a third straight driver’s title, Sébastien Loeb spent 2006 competing with the Belgian Kronos team in a modified Xsara WRC. He duly won the title, despite missing the last four rounds due to a mountain biking accident. When the C4 eventually arrived at the first round in Monte Carlo in 2007 it was immediately successful. It won its first stage. In fact it won every stage in the first two days of the rally and Loeb and…

LA CITTÀ “GIARDINO SUL LAGO”

LA CITTÀ “GIARDINO SUL LAGO”

L’ acqua in tutte le sue declinazioni è il fil rouge per connotare visivamente Verbania, comune piemontese sulle sponde del ALgo Maggiore nato dall’unione delle città di Intra e Pallanza. Nei primi anni del XIX secolo, quando il viaggio non fu concepito solo come passaggio obbligato nella formazione culturale delle classi aristocratiche, ma diventa occasione di avventura e scoperta, ecco che le mete “obbligatorie” non sono più solo le città d’arte, ma anche ambienti naturali come laghi e montagne. Da Stendhal a Richard Wagner, passando per Lord Byron, Joseph M.W. Turner, James F. Cooper, Hans C. Andersen, Felix Mendelssohn, Alexander Dumas, Honoré De Balzac, Nicolaj Gogol, Franz Liszt, Ivan Turgenev, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert e molti altri: sono solo alcuni dei viaggiatori provenienti dal Nord Europa che sono arriviati qui e,…

MANUALE DI VOLO PER TEMPI CONFUSI

MANUALE DI VOLO PER TEMPI CONFUSI

«SIAMO USER MA DOBBIAMO DIVENTARE MAKER: INVECE CHE PASSIVI, PROTAGONISTI» Si intravede un ritratto, una donna diremmo. Ma quel suo ritratto è talmente sfocato che i connotati si dissolvono, si deformano, si frammentano, senza svelarne l’identità. Giri le pagine e c’è una robottina con la lacrima all’occhio, poi un emoji in preda a un attacco di panico. No, non sono le immagini che arrivano da una serie tv distopica, nemmeno da un incubo. Siamo noi. O meglio, è quello che si agita nella nostra testa, di cui siamo più o meno consci, quando accendiamo il nostro smartphone, ma anche quando, semplicemente, lo teniamo spento. Non c’è niente da ridere, o ce n’è molto, dipende dai punti di vista. Quello che vediamo nella graphic novel The Extreme Self. The Age of You…

7 ways Apple can make the AirTag so much better

7 ways Apple can make the AirTag so much better

Apple loves a good second-gen product, frequently snaring early adopters with a promising but flawed or incomplete original product before hitting the mainstream with a sequel that fixes the biggest issues with the first model. This list goes on—Apple Watch, Apple Pencil, even the original iPhone. And now we can add the AirTag to that list. While there’s a lot to like about Apple’s tracker, there are several ways Apple can improve it with the inevitable AirTag 2. 1. THE HOLE TRUTH Some object trackers have holes and some do not, but the ones against which the AirTag is most obviously competing—the Tile Pro and Mate, Samsung SmartTag, even the Chipolo One Spot, hosted on Apple’s own Find My network—tend to fall into the Swiss cheese category. They have a hole, and…

USED BIKE OF THE YEAR 2021

USED BIKE OF THE YEAR 2021

‘Where nakeds are brilliant’ In every way the Yamaha MT-09 shook the naked market to its core when launched: price, fun, quality. And minty pre-loved examples such as this do nothing to harm that reputation… In these uncertain times there are some things we can take to the bank – if there’s still a branch on your high street. And one of these ‘things’ is that sportsbikes have fallen out of favour. Bad backs, too focused… and all the rest of it. We also know for certain that sales of nakeds have, as a result, lifted. And so has the choice, the fairingless are now available in all shapes and sizes from traditional roadsters and retros to ultra nakeds. Ironically, the latter – including bikes such as Yamaha’s MT-10, BMW’s S1000R and Aprilia’s…

MAKE HEALTHY EATING A Family Affair

MAKE HEALTHY EATING A Family Affair

Food can be a source of great joy for children, but it can also be a source of stress for their caregivers. Our brains and bodies aren’t equipped to deal with the vast array of food options we have available to us today. Consider, for a moment, the limited options our ancestors had when deciding what to eat each day. Physiologically, their bodies would delight in what was sweet and rich, seeing those items as generous sources of food, since they were rarer in nature. This tendency is still alive and well in humans today as we encounter different decisions about what and how we eat each day. Even for adults with decades of practice feeding themselves, the nutrition landscape can be difficult to navigate. Advice flip-flops; availability changes; habits, patterns,…

ALEC BALDWIN (VOICE OF BOSS BABY)

KRASH: TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THE MOVIE? ALEC: In this film, Ted grows up. He’s not a baby anymore. We have a very unique looking, pumped up, adultTed. It’s really kind of funny. He has grown apart from his brotherTim because he’s a very serious businessman now, he’s making a lot of money and he’s very successful. So, this movie, among other things, is about how we bringTed andTim back together again. KRASH: WE HAVE A NEW BOSS BABY IN TINA. WHO IS SHE AND HOW DOES THE BOSS BABY FEEL ABOUT HER? ALEC: WhenTed goes back to become Boss Baby again, he meets and works withTina which is played by Amy Sedaris. AlthoughTina she says she is sent by Baby Corp on this mission, she does have her own agenda. Whenever…

ALEC BALDWIN (VOICE OF BOSS BABY)
High Art

High Art

To compensate for the narrow, rectangular lots they’re usually set on, the Manhattan Beach homes that architect Grant Kirkpatrick designs are always at least three stories—high enough to glimpse the ocean over the roofs and around the corners of neighboring abodes. Lofty too are the goals he lays out for his Los Angeles firm, KAA Design. “We want to set a new bar for the West Coast—a benchmark for global perspective in a coastal context.” A case in point, this home is an apotheosis of sophisticated design in a coveted oceanfront location. Rising from the westernmost reach of a tightly built residential enclave, it sits directly on a portion of The Strand, a 21-mile long bike path running along the beach. Glorious panoramas of the ocean and pier abound from its…

Hummus, Halva & Heart

Hummus, Halva & Heart

delicate, herbed cashew cheese; paper-thin, flaky sheets of baklava dripping with sweet syrup; and bright, tangy, citrus-spiked sauces drizzled over golden, hot-from-the-fryer potatoes. The intoxicating flavors and ingredients diners can find at Aviv in the drizzly Pacific Northwest are products of a childhood nearly 7,000 miles away. Head chef Tal Caspi’s time living in Tel Aviv serves as the basis for the menu at his pair of Middle Eastern-inspired restaurants, Aviv and Little Aviv, in Portland, OR. The concept for the eateries was seeded in 2017 from a partnership with another celebrated PDX chef, Sanjay Chandrasekaran of The Sudra, giving rise first to a pop-up before taking over the brick-and-mortar space previously held by local institution Portobello Vegan Trattoria. It was there that Caspi created vegan versions of staple Jewish dishes…

EMILY ATACK

New Look mega-fan Emily Atack is a brand ambassador for the high street chain and models some of her favourite pieces from the AW21 collection. “I’ve always been a fan of the brand. I grew up going there with my mum and I’ve wanted to work with them for some time.” The actress and comedian’s first big break came aged 17, when she landed the role of Charlotte Hinchcliffe on E4 comedy series The Inbetweeners, and became a household name when she appeared on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, coming second place to Harry Redknapp. After the shoot, she tells us of her partnership, “It’s about showing that feeling of being you and not having to look like a model. We can wear what we like, without…

EMILY ATACK
Show business

Show business

‘ALLURE O’ TABLE AND ‘FLAIR O’ CHAIR by Monica Armani, for B&B Italia Italian architect and designer Monica Armani took inspiration from 1960s style icon Jackie O to create her new ‘Allure O’ table and ‘Flair O’ chair. ‘I love her glamorous style; it’s always precise, never excessive,’ says Armani. ‘She’s the interpreter of what I consider true luxury: the search for detail, harmony and balance.’ Recalling the elliptical geometric shapes of the designer’s 2017 ‘Madison’ mirror, itself inspired by Jackie O’s signature sunglasses, the pieces sport similarly graceful, sinuous lines. The ‘Allure O’ features a bevelled-edge rectangular or square top sited on a perfectly proportioned, truncated pyramid base. It is available in either solid light or black oak, as well as a variety of glossy and matt painted finishes in 18…

Have you ever gone so completely off the grid that friends worried about you?

@lizplosser I was there as the WH team put this issue of the magazine to press, and the irony that this is our annual Mind Issue is not lost on me. (Don’t worry, everything is very much okay in my world!) The best explanation, the honest one, is that sometimes stepping back and looking inward is the healthiest, most healing thing you can do for yourself. Maintaining your mental health can mean many things: observing your moods, some good old-fashioned therapy, or even more gravitas steps like inpatient treatment or experimenting with new modalities to deal with trauma. We go deep on all of this in our “Brighter Days Ahead” mind feature on page 75. In 2021, when being plugged in on allll the platforms is the easiest and safest way to stay…

Have you ever gone so completely off the grid that friends worried about you?
“When I drop the mask, loneliness disappears

“When I drop the mask, loneliness disappears

Loneliness has motivated all my decisions and shaped who I’ve become, because I was always alone when I was young. I thought the reason no one liked me was because my parents were weird and, clearly, I was a carrier of that weirdness and no one wanted to catch it. Every day, since childhood, my main motive has been to be accepted, to ensure I wouldn’t have to be alone. I made desperate attempts to glue myself onto gangs or cliques in high school, but was always rejected. It didn’t help that my father nicknamed me ‘sad sack’, which means loser in any language. Then, around 16, a miracle happened. I don’t recall how it happened, but I saw Joan Rivers on television and within 24 hours, I had turned myself from…

Stretch to Slumber

ON NIGHTS when your body, brain, or both, won’t calm down, consider bedtime yoga. Performing gentle movements paired with breathing deeply can quiet frenetic thoughts and alleviate tension in key areas, including the back, neck, and hips, says Juanita Borges, a certified yoga instructor in North Carolina and creator of the Caramel Yogi brand. Borges created the following before-bed yoga routine for Outside. Do the whole sequence (or as much as you have time for) every night, about 30 minutes before you hit the hay. SEATED SIDE BEND How to do it: Sit with your legs crossed, torso tall. Slowly roll your shoulders forward for five breaths and backward for five. Then place your right hand on the ground, inhale, and reach your left arm straight up. Exhale and extend your left arm…

Stretch to Slumber
Semi-conductor shortage critical

Semi-conductor shortage critical

IT WAS NOT that long ago, June to be exact, Toyota was telling us all it was not affected by the current global shortage of semi-conductors. When other manufacturers were either admitting their production was starting to really suffer – or keeping their heads down and hoping the storm wouldn’t come their way, the Japanese giant was claiming all was well because it had been “forward planning”. It had, according to Australian Vice President of Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley, learnt from natural disasters on home turf a decade ago, and “future-proofed” its supply chain. Fast-forward to today, and Toyota has had to suspend production across 14 of its Japanese factories in September as it too now grapples with the worldwide chip shortage. The latest announcement comes after the brand had to temporarily shut…

Right on Cue

INTERVIEW Right on Cue CNN’S KAITLAN COLLINS NEVER MISSES A BEAT (OR AN ALABAMA GAME) By Jenny Everett Production/photo editor: Natalie Gialluca When CNN promoted Kaitlan Collins to chief White House correspondent earlier this year, she seemingly earned a second title: chief Crimson Tide correspondent. In May, for instance, the twenty-nine-year-old Alabama native appeared on the network’s morning show. But instead of asking questions about the Biden administration, an anchor asked her about the New England Patriots’ draft picks from the University of Alabama, her alma mater. After some serious in-depth analysis of the players and the relationship between Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Alabama coach Nick Saban, Collins ended the segment with: “Roll Patriots.” ¶ That interaction offers a perfect distillation of her life in D.C. and politics. While…

Right on Cue
Family Dinner Can Be Easy

Family Dinner Can Be Easy

Broccoli and Shrimp Orzo Active Time 30 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1¼ tsp. kosher salt, divided, plus more for pasta water2 heads broccoli (about 1½ lbs.)⅓ cup olive oil, plus more for serving3 cloves garlic, sliced1 lb. raw large shrimp (16 to 20 per lb.), peeled and deveined1 lemon, halved12 oz. orzo (2 cups)Red-pepper flakes and grated Parmesan, for topping (optional) MAKE IT 1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. 2. While water is coming to a boil, finely cut broccoli florets off the stalks into about ¼-in. pieces, cutting from the floret end of each head. You should have about 4 cups. Reserve stalks for another use. 3. Pour olive oil into an 8x8-in. baking dish. Add garlic and place in the oven for 5 minutes.…

Tech Essentials

Tech Essentials

Many small businesses around the country have by now made the shift to a remote, and in many cases an at-home location. With this pivot comes the need for high-performance, problem-free WiFi, but tight budgets often get in the way of making necessary WiFi investments. More than ever, at-home business owners need to take advantage of offerings like sub-networks, WiFi 6, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and more to keep their businesses running smoothly, safely, and securely. Not familiar with any or some of these technologies? Well let’s get started. WiFi for Your Small Business It goes without saying that in any business, getting the best coverage in today’s digital-first world from a reliable WiFi power source is imperative. As small businesses continue to alter the way they conduct business, virtual engagement with…

Weeknight Mains

STICKY FINGERS Orange-Ginger Chicken Bowls ACTIVE: 30 min TOTAL: 40 min The cornstarch coating the chicken here serves many purposes: It locks moisture into the meat, creates a crispy coating and gives something for the sauce to cling to. Serve these bowls with a glass of chilled white wine, such as the B. Lovely gewürztraminer, Washington ($13). Its touch of sweetness and hint of lychee pair well with the sticky orange sauce. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces3 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce, dividedZest and juice of 1 medium orange5 teaspoons rice vinegar, divided2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger2 teaspoons light brown sugar, divided1 cup thinly sliced radishes1 cup julienned English cucumber3 tablespoons cornstarch3 tablespoons peanut or canola oil8 ounces trimmed green beans2 cups cooked brown rice¼ cup…

Weeknight Mains
FIFA wants Super Leagues – starting in Africa

FIFA wants Super Leagues – starting in Africa

THE INSIDER Did you really think the Super League project was dead and buried? Think again. It’s bouncing back. Not in Europe but, instead, on a roundabout route via Africa. This version also boasts the full-hearted, public support of FIFA and its president, Gianni Infantino. Infantino knows all about the gold-encrusted value of high-profile international club competition. He was, for seven years, general secretary of UEFA. That provided him with eye-popping evidence of the multi-million bids by broadcasters and sponsors for a slice of Champions League action. No surprise then that Infantino, on lifting the reins of power five years ago, was baffled by the club chasm in FIFA’s schedule of15 international competitions. An unspoken deal had left club games to the confederations while FIFA focused on national teams. FIFA’s only incursion was…

STREAM IT!

STREAM IT!

5 Can’t-Miss New Releases Most Anticipated Return 1 The Morning Show FRIDAY, SEPT. 17 APPLE TV+ ORIGINAL DRAMA And we’re back. After a nearly two-year hiatus, the Emmywinning series set behind the scenes at a scandal-plagued national morning show returns with enough drama to fill hundreds of those news tickers that scroll across your TV. The action picks up right after cohosts Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston, whom TV GUIDE MAGAZINE senior critic Matt Roush called “a marvel of steely yet vulnerable glamor” in his Season 1 review) and Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon, above right, with Aniston) exposed—on-air—their network’s hostile culture, including the bombshell that higher-ups at the network knew that sleazy ex-anchor Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) had a history of sexually inappropriate behavior. The shocking revelation causes several of the players “to go through some sort…

Little people, BIG HEARTS

Little people, BIG HEARTS

In a house filled with love, laughter, fun – and a little bit of mischief – it’s hard not to like the Mailey family. Mum Tricia, dad Sean and their kids, Cara, Noah and Bethany, live on the outskirts of Belfast and are a shining example of how people’s differences aren’t a bad thing… they are what makes them unique. And primary school teacher Tricia is raising her young family to dream big and hold their heads up high. Having been born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism that affects one in every 25,000 babies in the UK, Tricia knows more than most that being seen as ‘different’ can be tough, having dealt with cruel comments and unwanted attention when she was growing up. ‘It’s probably one of the only disabilities that you…

‘You just have to go for it’

‘You just have to go for it’

Doing something just for the joy of it often falls to the bottom of our to-do list. And throwing yourself into something that others could label ‘silly’, such as skateboarding, might stop many people from giving it a go. I first tried it at the start of 2020, when my student daughter Niamh, 21, who enjoys it, encouraged me to have a go. She said it was a bit like snowboarding, which we’ve done together. I let her pull me along at the local skate park as I tried desperately to stay on the board. I was fit and strong, but skateboarding took a different level of balance and skill. Difficult as it was, I loved it from the start. My husband, Scott, 42, tried it as well. He enjoyed it so…

WATER BOY

WATER BOY

ROB BLACKBOURN – R & D BOY IN MY PARENTS’ day, Melbournians heading to Bonnie Doon to soak up its summer serenity faced a couple of hundred kays’ drive along the old Maroondah Highway with a climb over the Great Dividing Range thrown in just to make sure they were paying attention. As well it was odds-on that there would be a flat-tyre stop or even a bonnet-up cool-down break when the effort of dragging the old caravan over the Black Spur overpowered the cooling system. As marvelous a thing as the grey-motor Holden was, early examples were well represented among the bonnet-uppers. Because the General had skimped on the original-equipment radiators they were inclined to boil if you worked them hard on hot days. This was underlined to me one January…

Out of spite

Out of spite

AMAN buys a house next door to his ex‑wife and installs a 4-metre bronze statue of a hand, middle finger raised, facing her window. A prominent investor buys a company so he can fire the management he dislikes, even though he stands to lose money. People take their time at the checkout to annoy the next customer, buy gnomes for their garden to antagonise a neighbour and slow down to annoy tailgaters, even though it puts everyone in danger. Examples of spiteful behaviour, harming another at some cost to yourself, aren’t hard to find. As a psychological game where no one wins, spite is puzzling: we may wonder why it wasn’t weeded out by evolution long ago. Instead, in a competitive era of identity politics, all too often played out on…

From PARIS With LOVE

From PARIS With LOVE

Sami Outalbali is fresh off the Eurostar, after waking to the chirruping sound of birdsong to catch an early train from Paris, where he is based, to London. His journey would have gone just fine, had he not been stopped by an errant guard; “They don’t like my face,” he later says, noting that this is a regular occurrence when he is travelling, whether he is dressed down in a tracksuit or dripping in designer clothes. The final hiccup, he pulls up the other side at King’s Cross and can’t find his pre-booked car. Yet Sami remains bright and cheery as he steps inside the studio, politely asking if he can quickly nip out for a cigarette before being ushered into styling and grooming. While he puffs away outside, I decide…

ETERNAL SUNSHINE

Megan O’Neill wore a neon green veil to her 2015 wedding. In other words, she has forever been drawn to the idiosyncratic. It would make sense, then, that she was convinced to buy a three-story Brooklyn brownstone four years later after seeing a decrepit basketball hoop in the backyard. “It just felt so cool and urban,” says O’Neill. “I loved it.” Some might be deterred by a house’s quirks. But O’Neill, the senior beauty editor at Goop, and her husband, Jesse Bull, president of an immersive video game startup, saw their potential. The exposed brick and wood beams; the airy, loftlike layout; and the painted-over window that later turned out to be a skylight all attracted the couple to the 1910 property in Bushwick, the neighborhood O’Neill has called home for…

ETERNAL SUNSHINE

Tailor-made nutrition: the perfect fit?

Tailored nutritional advice isn’t new, of course; dietitians have been dispensing it since ancient times. And the tantalising idea we might avoid ill-health by matching our diet to our genetics has been touted since scientists first mapped the human genome almost 20 years ago. But interest in personalised nutrition is surging, propelled by advances in technology and a deeper understanding of how our individual bodies respond to food. DNA tests, blood screening kits, apps, patches, online questionnaires and one-to-one coaching are just some of the ways bespoke nutrition plans are being devised and dispensed. According to consumer data company Statista, the global value of the personalised nutrition market will soar to more than $16 billion by 2025. But how can we know which options and advice are based on solid science, and…

Tailor-made nutrition: the perfect fit?
THE PEOPLE AND IDEAS SHAPING THE CULTURE

THE PEOPLE AND IDEAS SHAPING THE CULTURE

MICHAEL KORS’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH NEW YORK CITY RUNS deep. He grew up in Merrick, Long Island, and would make regular treks into Manhattan as a teen. He later moved into the city to attend both the Fashion Institute of Technology and Studio 54. Kors became a regular at the latter after dropping out of the former to work at Lothar’s, a high-end boutique on 57th Street in Midtown. There, he waited on the shop’s glittery clientele, which included people like Rudolf Nureyev and Cher, and soon began designing the in-house line. One day, the late Dawn Mello, the legendary fashion director credited with reviving the nearby fashion mecca Bergdorf Goodman in the 1970s, spied Kors tending to the windows at Lothar’s in an outfit she found intriguing. Mello approached…

THREE HOUSE BY JOHN ELLWAY

THREE HOUSE BY JOHN ELLWAY

Three House by John Ellway is a deceptively simple new house, the genius of which lies in the rigour of the planning decisions and in the detail resolutions. Set on a flood-prone gully in Brisbane’s Paddington, the house is broken into three elevated sleeping platforms connected by a series of verandah-like living zones. This efficiently planned house belies the bounds of its physical dimensions by borrowing light and space, and by firmly connecting its internal spaces to the surrounding neighbourhood context. Living spaces have been raised above street level in response to the site conditions and to maintain privacy. The three pavilions are shaded by pyramid roofs with deep overhangs, a requirement of strict character guidelines. Although this classic roof form is contextual to suburban Brisbane, it also demonstrates the influence…

How to Be a Morning Person

What does it mean to “own your morning”? There’s no perfect way to do your morning. It looks beautifully different for each of us. But what’s universal is that it’s a set of core values—people, places, things—that power you up so you start your morning off right. For me, it’s fitness, family time, lots of coffee, and some collab with my team at Women’s Health. If you can build those types of micro moments into your morning, it allows you to be your healthiest, happiest self for the rest of the day. Why is this routine important at any age? I think it’s a good idea to reevaluate those core values throughout life—no matter how old you are or what life stage you’re at. I talk to my kids about this so they…

How to Be a Morning Person

everybody has a story

My name is Tamatha Paul, but most people call me Tam. For the past few years I’ve sat on the Wellington City Council and I am one of New Zealand’s few young Maori woman councillors. It’s not exactly what I expected when I was growing up, and it’s not a job I will do forever, but I really believe that institutions like the council can be tools for good if young people get engaged. A funny thing about being a young person in a position of power is that you’re always getting asked, “Who are you?” I’m still actively trying to figure that out; I’m still shaping who I am. First and foremost, though, I’m a rangatahi Maori, a young Maori person. And I have always lived in urban Aotearoa New…

everybody has a story
Master Social Media Without Sacrificing Your Privacy

Master Social Media Without Sacrificing Your Privacy

Some people have no filter. They’ll conduct the most personal phone conversations at maximum volume on the subway. Or they’ll regale perfect strangers with the excruciating details of their latest medical procedures. Most of us, though, have a better idea of how to maintain privacy for ourselves and our friends. But do you take the same attitude on social media? It’s easy to notice that you’re too loud on the phone in public, but it’s less easy to realize that your settings let any schmo read your social media posts. And yet protecting your privacy on social media is important, in more ways than you may realize. Perhaps you already know this. Perhaps you keep your privacy settings tuned and never overshare on social media. How about your friends? If they’re…

THE ROAD TO WELLNESS

THE ROAD TO WELLNESS

“Take a right or take a left, you’ll end up in a perfect place.”– Bastian Baker, ‘Jackpot’ Once in a while, a song defines a destination: Peter Allen’s ‘I Still Call Australia Home’; Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York’. Switzerland now has a new anthem - appropriately called ‘Jackpot’ – penned by Swiss singer-songwriter Bastian Baker and inspired by a Harley-Davidson ride along his homeland’s Grand Tour. The joyful lyrics of his hit song and video, released in May, capture the essence of Switzerland’s legendary road trip as it meanders past monumental alpine peaks, valleys covered by wildflowers, glistening lakes and quaint chocolate-box villages. You can almost feel the fresh, crisp mountain air breezing through Baker’s happy-go-lucky ode to his birthplace as he reconnects with old friends and visits places from his childhood…