- NEWSBITES: Physical activity in older adults; low- and no-calorie drinks
- Hydrating for Health
- SPECIAL REPORT: Cholesterol, Explained
- Red, White, and …Berries!
- FEATURED RECIPE: Chickpea Salad with Strawberries
- ASK TUFTS EXPERTS: Why we say “people with obesity;” Cholesterol and genes
Daily Archives: June 22, 2022
Bike Tours: Hamburg In Northern Germany (4K)
Two wheels, one goal: exploring Hamburg from a cycling perspective. Rather than exploring Hamburg through a city walk, Amélie’s mission on a sunny day in Hamburg is to bike through the urban jungle as well as through the green parts of the city. Amélie starts at the Fischmarkt in the Rad Race Shop and crosses the Elbtunnel, which connects the centre of Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the Elbe.
Video timeline: 00:00 Fischmarkt | Rad Race Shop 03:44 Elbtunnel 08:33 Landungsbrücken 11:34 Elbphilharmonie 12:37 Hafencity 18:22 Speicherstadt 25:41 Hamburger Rathaus 28:16 Jungfernstieg 40:14 Planten un Blomen 49:06 Reeperbahn
Out of the lift of the Elbtunnel, the route continues via the Landungsbrücken to the Elbphilharmonie. From there, via the Speicherstadt to Hamburg City Hall. After the Jungfernstieg, the tour continues along the green side of Hamburg through the Old Botanical Garden and Planten un Blomen.
Via the Reeperbahn, we return to the Rad Race Shop for Amélie to enjoy a cup of coffee.
In case you want to follow the same bike tour through Hamburg, you can check the route here: https://click.canyon.com/3HLn8Nq
Historic Hotels: Schloss Elmau In Bavaria, Germany
Heads of state are meeting for the G7 World Economic Summit at the luxury Schloss Elmau hotel in Bavaria. And they won’t just be talking about global problems there, they’ll also be staying at the hotel, protected from the outside world.
We take a look behind the scenes at the five-star superior hotel close to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the south of Germany. What does German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s hotel room look like? And US President Joe Biden’s bathtub? How’s the view from the balcony over the Alps? What’s the food like at the hotel’s two-star Michelin restaurant? How much does it all cost? And why is the hotel manager such a fan of elephants?
Schloss Elmau, built by the philosopher and theologian Johannes Müller and architect Carl Sattler between 1914 and 1916, is a four-story national monument with hipped roof, tower and porch, situated between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald in a sanctuary of the Bavarian Alps, Germany.
Cover Preview: Harper’s Magazine – July 2022
Empire Burlesque by Daniel Bessner
What comes after the American Century?
In February 1941, as Adolf Hitler’s armies prepared to invade the Soviet Union, the Republican oligarch and publisher Henry Luce laid out a vision for global domination in an article titled the american century. World War II, he argued, was the result of the United States’ immature refusal to accept the mantle of world leadership after the British Empire had begun to deteriorate in the wake of World War I. American foolishness, the millionaire claimed, had provided space for Nazi Germany’s rise. The only way to rectify this mistake and prevent future conflict was for the United…
Italian Culture: ‘Mitico – Follow The Art Path’ (2022)
For the 2022 season, Belmond has launched a partnership with internationally acclaimed art gallery – Galleria Continua – entitled MITICO, which celebrates the talents of four prominent artists, as they take the spotlight in some of Belmond’s captivating landmark gardens across Italy.
Evoking a feeling of inclusivity and community, MITICO embodies a new art philosophy: it is the reinterpretation of universal customs shared amongst different societies, such as cooking, painting, observing, and appreciating, and how these are consumed in their environments.
MITICO is a moment in time and history where cultures interact – ultimately it is a celebration of art de vivre. Deepening its long-standing connection to the arts, through MITICO, Galleria Continua and Belmond invite guests to see cultures through a different lens, tapping into each individual destination’s essence and beauty.
Previews: Times Literary Supplement – June 24, 2022
Times Literary Supplement for June 24, 2022: @TheTLS, featuring our annual Summer Books feature; Michele Pridmore-Brown on transhumanism; @zoesqwilliams on the Oxford chumocracy; a newly discovered response to the Wilde trials by George Egerton; Claire Lowdon on the new Ottessa Moshfegh – and more.
Climate Change: A World Of Future Food Shocks?
Recent crises such as the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have thrown the vulnerability of supply chains, and with them, food supplies, into sharp focus. But as the FT’s Camilla Hodgson reports, a landmark UN report says climate-related shocks such as extreme weather events will become more common and severe and could further upend food supply chains. But what can we do about it?
Morning News: Ukraine’s Losses In Donbas, Prison Radio, CBD Use In Japan
Russia is making steady, piecemeal gains in the region; Ukrainian forces are simply outgunned. That disparity defines the war’s progression—for now.
More than 20 countries have radio stations run by and for prisoners, giving those inside a voice. And why a cannabis derivative is proving popular among Japan’s elderly.
Front Page: Wall Street Journal – June 22, 2022
Hundreds Killed in Afghanistan Earthquake
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan has killed at least 920 people and injured many more. Officials warned that the casualty number could increase and the Taliban has asked foreign aid agencies for help.
Cover Previews: Nature Magazine – June 23, 2022
The science of inequality
To study inequality is to confront a world of contrasts: excessive wealth next to palpable poverty; sickness abutting health. The COVID pandemic has exposed and worsened many such disparities. This week, Nature presents a special collection of articles focusing on the researchers trying to quantify and reduce inequality. Whether they are measuring the effects of the pandemic or testing interventions to lift people out of poverty, the message is simple: gathering the right information will help to mitigate the harm caused by inequality.
Cover image: Mike McQuade.
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