Politics Monday: Tamara Keith & Amy Walter On 2020 Campaign Final Week

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Trump’s and Joe Biden’s campaign strategies in battleground states, Vice President Mike Pence’s decision not to quarantine despite a staff COVID-19 outbreak and predictions for the balance of power in the House.

Art History Video: ‘De Chirico & Man Ray’s Pre-WWI ‘New Modernity’

In this video, join essayist and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik in an exploration of two masterpieces from the early twentieth century: Georgio De Chirico’s “Il Pomeriggio di Arianna (Ariadne’s Afternoon)”and Man Ray’s “Black Widow (Nativity).” Both painted near the outset of the first world war, these works not only capture the effusive zeitgeist of their age but prefigure the aesthetic movements that would come to characterize modern art.

Making their auction debut, “Il Pomeriggio di Arianna (Ariadne’s Afternoon)”and “Black Widow (Nativity)”will be offered as highlights of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York. (28 October | New York) Learn more: https://www.sothebys.com/en/series/to…

Guided Tour Videos: ‘Old San Juan, Puerto Rico’

Planning your next vacation? Expert tour guide, David Rodriguez, takes us on a virtual walking tour of Puerto Rico’s capital and largest city – San Juan. Discover in-depth details of the city’s renowned rich history and culture, including the location of the WWII American Bunker, The University of Puerto Rico School of Art, and the invention of the ever-popular piña colada.

Infographic: ’12 Dementia Risk Factors’ (The Lancet)

Executive summary

The number of older people, including those living with dementia, is rising, as younger age mortality declines. However, the age-specific incidence of dementia has fallen in many countries, probably because of improvements in education, nutrition, health care, and lifestyle changes.

Overall, a growing body of evidence supports the nine potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia modelled by the 2017 Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care: less education, hypertension, hearing impairment, smoking, obesity, depression, physical inactivity, diabetes, and low social contact.

We now add three more risk factors for dementia with newer, convincing evidence. These factors are excessive alcohol consumption, traumatic brain injury, and air pollution. We have completed new reviews and meta-analyses and incorporated these into an updated 12 risk factor life-course model of dementia prevention. Together the 12 modifiable risk factors account for around 40% of worldwide dementias, which consequently could theoretically be prevented or delayed.

The potential for prevention is high and might be higher in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC) where more dementias occur. Our new life-course model and evidence synthesis has paramount worldwide policy implications. It is never too early and never too late in the life course for dementia prevention. Early-life (younger than 45 years) risks, such as less education, affect cognitive reserve; midlife (45–65 years), and later-life (older than 65 years) risk factors influence reserve and triggering of neuropathological developments.

Culture, poverty, and inequality are key drivers of the need for change. Individuals who are most deprived need these changes the most and will derive the highest benefit.

Read full Dementia Study and Report

Top New CGI Videos: ‘Lost Places’ By Fabian Aerts

Produced and Directed by: Fabian Aerts

Lost Places is a little series i worked on the last couple of weeks. The initial idea was to challenge myself in the creation of full CG environments. I wanted to create large scale scenes and elaborated landscapes. But next to that, the mysterious beauty of abandoned places always fascinated me. I’m addicted to travel but unfortunately the current pandemic and the lock down forced us to stay safe at home for long months so i guess it was for me the only way to explore some far away lands and imaginary countries. Alan Watts wise words resonated and helped me put all this research together and make sense of it. 

New Walking Tour Videos: London, Mayfair (2020)

Today we will walk through Mayfair, London in the rain. From Oxford Street to Berkeley Square, we will discover some beautiful parks and Mount Street where there are many historical buildings with luxury stores. Enjoy the view of London and the sound of autumn rain.

ROUTE MAP : https://goo.gl/maps/9kBNAGQwtJa2nmY4A00:00 Oxford Street 00:26 Balderton Street 02:51 Brown Hart Gardens 05:12 Duke Street 07:47 Grosvenor Square 10:21 South Audley Street 12:52 Mount Street 16:42 Carlos Place 20:27 Mount Street Gardens 23:51 South Audley Street 26:05 South Street 28:40 Farm Street 30:33 Hill Street 31:11 Berkeley Square

SIGHTS TIME STAMPS: (Please see the pinned comment for the associated times below) ● Selfridge Department ● The Beaumont Hotel (right) ● Brown Hart Gardens ● Ukrainian Church ● Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square (right) ● Grosvenor Square ● Roosevelt Statue ● Meditation 1554, 2019 by Seo Young-Deok ● 34 Mayfair Restaurant ● Richoux Restaurant ● James Purdey & Sons Gun Shop ● Crouching Figure No. 4 ● The Connaught Hotel ● Mount Street Gardens ● Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception ● Drinking Fountain by Ernest George, Grade II ● Mayfair Library ● Thomas Goode Chinaware Shop ● Blue Plaque: J. Arthur Rank, 1888-1972 Industrialist and Film Producer worked here ● Blue Plaque: Lord Ashfield,1874-1948, First Chairman of London Transport lived here ● The Punchbowl Restaurant ● Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception ● Coach & Horses Pub ● Berkeley Square