Top New Travel Videos: “A Taste Of Taiwan II” In 4K Timelapse By Firstlapse

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Henrik Matzen and Jonas Hoholt

We are proud to welcome you to Taiwan – The Heart of Asia – through our latest time- and hyperlapse film, officially made as a Taiwan travel video for Taiwan Tourism and EVA Air.

A First Taste of Taiwan II by Firstlapse

“A Taste of Taiwan II” is made with love and passion throughout 1 year of Henrik travelling back and forth several times between Denmark and Taiwan to shoot, and finally peaking in April 2019 when Jonas went to Taiwan for the first time together with Henrik for 10 days to shoot the final scenes together. In total more than 100.000 photos was shot from various locations all over Taiwan during a period of 12 months, and was finally cherry picked and narrowed down to this final short film, which consists of more than 25.000 photos in their original full length sequences to make this Taiwan travel video.

Music tailored and composed by: Joona Lätti

Watch first film below:

Website: http://firstlapse.dk/

Boomers Health Podcast: “Human Flourishing And Public Health” (Harvard)

From Harvard School of Public Health website:

What does it mean for someone to flourish? Flourishing is more than just being happy—although that’s a part of it. But the idea of flourishing expands beyond happiness to look at a person’s overall well-being, taking into account things like life satisfaction or someone’s sense of purpose. That’s why studying flourishing is an interdisciplinary science drawing on public health, philosophy, psychology, and more.

In this week’s episode we’re talking to two researchers from Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University who are tackling big questions about flourishing: What does it mean for people to flourish? How do we measure it? And are there things that make people more or less likely to flourish?

Our guests are Tyler VanderWeele, director of the Human Flourishing Program and John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Harvard Chan School, and Matthew Wilson, associate director of the Human Flourishing Program and a research associate at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

Website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/harvard-chan-this-week-in-health-archive/

The Future Of Homes: Modular Homebuilder “Module” Offers Low Cost, Expansion Over Time

From Builderonline.com article by Jennifer Castenson:

“This solution takes housing into a new digital age of rich information about the home buyer. After Module Housing has the buyer complete a profile, the builder then has access to their current needs and future plans. And, instead of all their future plans going to big box merchants or online vendors, the sales go back to the builder, creating a new more sophisticated brand experience for the builder, not to mention elongating the revenue stream.”

Module Homes Expansion

Module Homes 1 story starter unit 1 bed 1 bath

Website: https://modulehousing.com/

Top New Travel Videos: “The Epicness Of Namibia” By Maritina Laskaridou

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Maritina Laskaridou

“A short film of 18 days across the most unique country of Africa.
A lifetime experience with a road trip of 8.000km from north to south Namibia.”

Music by: Cee-Roo – “Feel The Sounds of Kenya”

Locations visited:
Windhoek
Sossusvlei – Sesriem
Swakopmund – Sandwich Harbour
Spitzkoppen
Opuwo – Kaokoland
Etosha
Kolmanskop – Luderitz

Website: https://vimeo.com/user62952441

Books Worth Reading: “Talking To Strangers” By Malcolm Gladwell Available September 10

From Gladwellbooks.com website:

Talking To Strangers Malcolm Gladwell

Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

To read more click on link below:

Talking to Strangers

Future Travel: NASA Seeking To Land People On Moon By 2024 (Podcast)

From Nature.com podcast on July 10, 2019:

Nature PodcastNick Howe catches up with planetary science reporter, Alex Witze. They discuss the latest US plans to land people on the moon by 2024, the history of the Apollo missions, and what’s next for the lunar exploration.

Travel Technology: “Sonder.com” Offers Apartment-Style, Hotel-Like Service Rentals

From Forbes.com article by Biz Carson:

Sonder Boston Travel SiteDavidson’s (Sonder’s) vision starts with offering apartment-style units that provide the consistent service of a hotel—with tweaks such as smartphone-only check-in. Its properties are listed on Airbnb (as well as Booking and Expedia), so families, friends or business travelers can book. Only one third of guests are business travelers, Davidson says.The extra cash will help him achieve this vision of becoming the dominant brand and also keep it the largest in the space, where it competes with Airbnb-backed Lyric, plus Domio and StayAlfred, among others.

Click on “SONDER” link below to check out website:

https://www.sonder.com/
https://www.sonder.com/

 

To read more click on link below:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bizcarson/2019/07/11/sonder-apartment-airbnb-hotel-business-billion-valuation/#380a5e950f93

Boomers Health Video: “Ankle Replacement and Ankle Fusion – Surgery and Recovery” (UCTV)

UCTV Health and MedicineOrthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Thuillier looks at the options to treat severe ankle pain from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to surgery including ankle replacement and ankle fusion.

Series: “Mini Medical School for the Public”

Culinary Nostalgia: 1970s Fast-Food Chain “Naugles Tacos” Looks To Expand After Relaunching in 2015

From Los Angeles Times article by Gustavo Arellano:

Naugles TacosIt was a rival to Taco Bell and Del Taco in the fast-food Cal-Mex wars of the 1970s, until Del Taco acquired the company in 1995 and unceremoniously shut it down. The erasure was so complete that when food writer Christian Ziebarth petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2012 to take control of Naugles’ trademark, arguing that Del Taco had done nothing with it for decades and he was therefore legally allowed to revive the chain, the feds sided with him (Del Taco is still fighting the ruling).

Ziebarth knew what Del Taco didn’t: Culinary nostalgia is a powerful, lucrative force. And Naugles is Cal-Mex gold.

The opening weeks of Naugles’ Fountain Valley location in 2015 were so hectic that fans fainted in line because of the hours-long wait and excitement. As recently as May, a pop-up at Euryale Brewing Company in Riverside drew more than 700 people — far more than the 200 who reserved online.

Read more by clicking link below:

https://www.latimes.com/food/naugles-tacos-fountain-valley-story.html

“Live Below Your Means”: VW Beetle Ceases Production 70 Years After Coming To America

From NPR.org article by Laurel Wamsley

Volkswagen Beetle ceases production - NPRAn emblem of the hippie era in America, the car was marketed in the U.S. as adorably uncool. Volkswagen promoted the Beetle with cheeky advertising campaigns using slogans like “Live below your means” and “It’s ugly, but it gets you there.” In 1969, one of the vehicles cost $1,799.

It’s the end of an era — an era that has stretched on for a very long time, albeit with slightly different silhouettes.

The last Volkswagen Beetle, a third-generation Denim Blue coupe, will be produced in Puebla, Mexico, on Wednesday.

“It’s impossible to imagine where Volkswagen would be without the Beetle,” said Scott Keogh, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. “While its time has come, the role it has played in the evolution of our brand will be forever cherished.”

Read more by clicking link below:

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/09/739865991/the-last-vw-beetle-rolls-off-the-assembly-line-in-mexico-tomorrow

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