first_img Twitter SEATTLE Y LOS ÁNGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–feb. 24, 2021– Glamhive anunció su cuarta conferencia en línea que se llevará a cabo el 27 de febrero de 2021. La Digital Winter Style and Beauty Summit (Cumbre Digital de Belleza y Estilo de Invierno) de Glamhive reunirá a los principales líderes de la moda y la belleza, desde el estilista de Kristen Bell hasta la fundadora multimillonaria convertida en inversora Cindy Eckert. Estos innovadores líderes tratarán todo lo relacionado con la moda, la belleza, el espíritu empresarial y más. Stephanie Sprangers y Nicole Chavez serán las coanfitrionas del evento. Este comunicado de prensa trata sobre multimedia. Ver la noticia completa aquí: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006210/es/ The Glamhive Digital Winter Style and Beauty Summit will bring together top fashion and beauty leaders (Graphic: Mary Kay Inc.) “Amo ser parte de las cumbres de estilo y belleza de Glamhive, particularmente durante este momento difícil. Las cumbres han traído consigo un sentido de comunidad, algo ausente en el mundo del talento creativo. Además, he entablado excelentes relaciones con otros artistas a lo largo del camino”, dijo Nicole Chavez, estilista de celebridades. Nicole es una de las estilistas más demandadas de la actualidad. Entre su clientela se encuentran estrellas de primer nivel como Kristen Bell, Rachel Bilson, Jessica Simpson, Ellie Bamber, Scarlett Johansson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, y muchas más. Su trabajo apareció en muchas publicaciones como W, InStyle y Harper’s Bazaar. “La visión de Glamhive es poner a disposición de todos, en cualquier lugar, los beneficios de trabajar con un estilista personal, y nuestros eventos digitales son una maravillosa extensión de eso. El lado positivo del último año fue que nos permitió digitalizar nuestras cumbres de estilo, lo que hizo posible que cualquier persona desde cualquier lugar pueda conocer y aprender de los mejores en el negocio”, dijo Stephanie Sprangers, fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Glamhive. Sprangers es la fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Glamhive, el servicio de estilo personal en línea que acerca a los estilistas y a los maquilladores personales expertos, directamente desde Hollywood e Instagram, a todos. Glamhive ha desarrollado un software exclusivo que permite a los estilistas ofrecer a los clientes una experiencia de estilo que es 100 % en línea, y permite a las personas trabajar con estilistas de cualquier parte del mundo. El evento con entrada para todo el día contará con más de 60 oradores. A continuación se muestra una descripción general de algunos de los temas que cubrirán los oradores estelares de la lista. RESUMEN DE LOS TEMAS: La jornada constará de 22 segmentos en dos áreas. Un vistazo general:El estilo de la alfombra roja: cómo crear momentos de estilo icónicosTendencias del 2021: estilo pospandemiaGanar la competencia de estilo: lo antiguo es el arma secretaEl manual de los estilistas: cómo lograr el mejor estilo de tu vidaBeauty Boss Babe: una entrevista con Jamie Kern LimaLa guía definitiva para un cabello “fácil”Seamos sociales: las mejores tendencias en belleza de Instagram y TikTokLa astrología de la moda: con Susan MillerMás de lo que se ve a simple vista: lo que dice tu ropa acerca de tiEl retorno de la inversión del estilo: cómo sacarle provecho al buen vestirCómo logré construir esto: extremadamente buenos consejos de mujeres que llegaron a la cima ORADORES: Los oradores incluyen estilistas famosos, maquilladores, creadores de imágenes que trabajan con los nombres más importantes de Hollywood y más, entre ellos: Angelina Jolie, Serena Williams, Mandy Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Bell, Khloe Kardashian, Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Sharon Stone, Serena Williams, Miranda Lambert, Julianne Moore, y más. ESTILISTAS DE CELEBRIDADES: Nicole Chavez, Jill + Jordan, Jeanne Yang, Jennifer Rade, Tara Swennen, Janelle Miller, Lindsey Dupuis, Tiffany Gifford, Kesha McLoud y Sonia Young. MAQUILLADORES Y PEINADORES DE CELEBRIDADES: Tommy Buckett, Todd Harris, Diana Madison, Danny Moon, AJ Crimson y Helen Reavey. EMPRENDEDORES, DISEÑADORES Y LÍDERES DE NEGOCIOS: Claire Sulmers (Fashion Bomb Daily), Hillary Kerr (WhoWhatWear), Tara Rudes Dann (L’Agence), Steven Dann (diseñador), Cindy Eckert (The Pink Ceiling Fund), Helen Ravey (Act+Acre), Cassandra Cadwell (Violet Grey), Michelle Waugh (diseñadora), Clarissa Egana (Port De Bras), Amy Rosoff Davis (entrenadora de celebridades), Jamie Kern Lima (IT Cosmetics). MODERADORES: Brian Underwood (O Magazine), Brooke Jaffe (Penske Media), Pandora Amoratis (Daily Mail), Andrea Lavanthal (PEOPLE), Robin Nazzaro (O Magazine), Alexis Bennett (Vogue) y Kibwe Chase-Marshall (The Kelly Initiative). Las entradas para la conferencia cuestan $149 para todo el día. El principal auspiciante de la Digital Winter Style and Beauty Summit de Glamhive es Mary Kay Inc. y su Mary Kay Global Design Studio. Para obtener más información, visite www.glamhive.com/upcoming. Acerca de Glamhive Glamhive fue fundada por la empresaria Stephanie Sprangers en 2017 con la visión de democratizar el estilo personal y la premisa de que la confianza que viene con el glamour no debe ser exclusiva de los ricos y famosos. La experiencia de estilo en línea ofrece a todos los que tengan conexión Wi-Fi acceso a estilistas que les proporcionarán la ayuda que necesitan para ser la mejor versión de ellos mismos. La plataforma de Glamhive es una plataforma integrada y constante para estilistas que los ayuda a ampliar su red y su negocio, de manera 100 % virtual. Acerca de Mary Kay Mary Kay Ash, una de las pioneras en atravesar las barreras laborales para las mujeres, fundó su compañía de belleza hace más de 57 años con tres objetivos: desarrollar oportunidades gratificantes para las mujeres, ofrecer productos irresistibles y hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. Ese sueño se convirtió en una empresa de miles de millones de dólares que cuenta con un equipo de ventas formado por millones de miembros independientes en casi 40 países. Mary Kay se dedica a investigar la ciencia detrás de la belleza y a crear productos para el cuidado de la piel, cosméticos de color, suplementos nutricionales y perfumes de vanguardia. Mary Kay se compromete a empoderar a las mujeres y a sus familias al asociarse con organizaciones de todo el mundo, enfocarse en apoyar la investigación del cáncer, proteger a sobrevivientes del abuso doméstico, embellecer nuestras comunidades y alentar a los más pequeños a seguir sus sueños. La visión original de Mary Kay Ash sigue brillando, de a un lápiz labial a la vez. Puede obtener más información en MaryKay.com. El texto original en el idioma fuente de este comunicado es la versión oficial autorizada. Las traducciones solo se suministran como adaptación y deben cotejarse con el texto en el idioma fuente, que es la única versión del texto que tendrá un efecto legal. Vea la versión original en businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006210/es/ CONTACT: Stephanie Sprangers, fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Glamhive [email protected] +1.206.851.0446 KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES ASIA PACIFIC AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA CALIFORNIA WASHINGTON INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LUXURY WOMEN OTHER RETAIL ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALTY CELEBRITY FASHION CONSUMER COSMETICS RETAIL SOURCE: Mary Kay Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 08:09 PM/DISC: 02/24/2021 08:09 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006210/es By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleZoetis to Participate in the Cowen 41st Annual Health Care ConferenceNext articleGlobal e-Pharmacy Market to 2025 – Featuring Alto, Blink Health and CVS Health Among Others – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support La fundadora de Glamhive, Stephanie Sprangers, y la estilista de celebridades, Nicole Chavez, anuncian la Digital Winter Style and Beauty Summit Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more


first_img PlayPlayPauseSeek0% buffered00:00Current time00:00Toggle MuteVolumeToggle CaptionsToggle Fullscreen Min Kahng is the composer and writer of the award-winning “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga,” which he based on the autobiographical comic by Japanese artist Henry Kiyama. Kahng will lead a master class for students on a three-day visit to Harvard as part of the Office for the Arts’ Learning From Performers program.In addition to leading a workshop, Kahng will deliver a public lecture at Houghton Library on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in connection with its exhibition on “Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage.” In advance of his visit, he talked with the Gazette about his creative process and artistic journey.Q&AMin KahngGAZETTE: “The Four Immigrants” was originally a Japanese manga. How did you come to bring it to the stage?KAHNG: I stumbled upon it in a used bookstore in downtown Berkeley (California). Henry Kiyama was a 20th-century Japanese artist who came to the U.S. to study art. He was college-age in San Francisco when immigration laws were stiffened. It primarily interested me because the narrative we are told about Asian immigrant history is they came here to become laborers. To learn there was a Japanese immigrant who came to study art at the San Francisco Art Institute really spoke to me because I feel like I’m trying to carve a similar path. I got in touch with the English translator Frederik Schodt, who I discovered lives 20 minutes away. Fred is a very generous and giving person. He gave me his vote of confidence, and through him I got the blessing of Kiyama’s daughter and granddaughter, who are in Japan. “My parents knew I had a creative side, but they didn’t know how to cultivate it.”,GAZETTE: So was your path to the arts non-linear?KAHNG: I was not involved in theater growing up. I listened to cast albums of Broadway shows, and the Disney renaissance happened when I was in elementary/middle school. But I grew up in a household where the arts weren’t necessarily encouraged. My parents knew I had a creative side, but they didn’t know how to cultivate it. They didn’t know there were theater programs and classes. I think that was fairly common in immigrant families. It may be changing now, but in the ’80s the focuses for immigrant parents were on the classic doctor/lawyer goals. It was definitely a struggle when I decided to major in music — how would I sustain myself, what kind of career would I have? — so I double-majored in rhetoric. It was a way to say to my parents I might become a lawyer.GAZETTE: You mentioned Disney as an influence. Which movie was most powerful?KAHNG: The film that really grabbed my attention was “Beauty and the Beast.” I think the opening number showed me how a single song could set up an entire movie. In that first song, you learn all you need to learn about Belle, and you hear it from a range of townspeople. The way their voices are interwoven, and then Gaston too — by the end of the song, you’re ready to see what happens next. “Optimism” from “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga — Original Cast Album,” courtesy of Min Kahngcenter_img GAZETTE: Back to your education: When you graduated college with your music degree, you went into marketing. Were you trying to take the more expected path?KAHNG: After college, I felt fairly confused as far as what I felt I needed to do. I had not ever seriously considered a career in the arts. Also, the low presence of Asian Americans in media reinforced that; it didn’t seem there were a lot of us working in theater or film or television. When I finally decided to go for it, I used voice lessons as my stable job and took on a whole bunch of other gigs. I was performing community theater, music directing, playing in orchestra pits, and eventually teaching theater classes. Along the way, I was also writing. I had a passion project called “The Song of the Nightingale” (based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale).GAZETTE: On your blog, you talk about a trip to New York to network theater connections and how you dreaded having to “schmooze.” Was it as bad as you expected?KAHNG: That trip gave me hope that even if I become more integrated in the New York theater community at every level and in every pocket, there are donors, producers, actors, and musicians who just love making theater. Some might be all about the business and tough to deal with, but the majority of my interactions were pleasant. I’m learning to stop using the word “schmoozing” and instead think about it as connecting with people who are like-minded. I think they are out there.GAZETTE: What are your next projects?KAHNG: My next production is called “Gold: The Midas Musical,” which opens in February at Bay Area Children’s Theatre. It’s an imaginative romp through the Midas story as if imagined by a 10-year-old living today, combining anachronisms like a telescope and wristwatch with contemporary musical theater song styles. I hope to truly focus in on the relationship between King Midas and his daughter, and how they both discover that family is worth more than all the gold in the world. I’ve also been developing a play called “Calafia: A Reimagining.” It’s a portion of an epic story written in the 16th century about a black Amazonian warrior queen who rules over an island of black Amazonian women. It’s believed to be how we got our state name. I’m reimagining her because in the original story she ends up converting to Christianity and getting married — the opposite of everything I found fascinating about this character. My take is focused on the island itself, and addresses themes of how we deal with outsiders in our community.GAZETTE: Is it harder to think of yourself as an artist or a businessperson?KAHNG: I’ll have to say it’s harder to declare myself an artist. I’ve always had a very practical side of my brain, so while some other artists might struggle with the business side of things, I’m pretty adept at it. Having had a corporate job helped me to understand professional dynamics. But because of my path, not thinking art was a career option, it took me a while to have the confidence to say that’s what I am. I’m definitely there now.last_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen SA submitted an environmental report to the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Gdansk, Poland, for the offshore wind farm it is developing in the Polish Baltic Sea. The company, or PKN Orlen, is developing the project via subsidiary Baltic Power, which holds a license to construct wind farms with an aggregate capacity of up to 1.2 GW.Comprehensive surveys were carried out at the site from October 2018 to February 2020. After a round of consultation with various stakeholders, the environmental report will serve as the basis for a conditional environmental permit.PKN Orlen added July 23 that it can now seek a building permit, prepare a detailed schedule and define technical conditions for the project.Based on the data collected, the company will be able to prepare an indicative layout of the wind turbines and provisionally define the optimum type and size of the support structures.“[The project] will deliver nearly 1.2 GW of capacity installed in the Baltic Sea, which — along with our planned investments in gas assets — will result in a permanent shift in Poland’s energy mix, ensuring stable power supplies, with meaningfully reduced emissions,” Daniel Obajtek, president of PKN Orlen’s management board, said.The company has already secured grid connection conditions and is now seeking an industry partner and technical adviser to carry out the project.[Maryam Adeeb]More ($): Poland’s PKN submits environmental report for 1.2-GW Baltic Sea wind farm Poland’s PKN Orlen moving forward with planned 1.2GW offshore wind farm in Baltic Sealast_img read more


first_img— “Both can see just fine in terms of measuring their eyesight. But the cat that has had control behaves normally. The other cat that did not have control acts like it’s functionally blind. It walks off of tables, into walls. It doesn’t understand its experience,” Professor Proffitt explains. Because the kittens in the experimental group had no way to understand how their visual perceptions were related to their own actions, their brains could not correctly interpret what their bodies were able to do. “Action allows you to see the world in terms of what you can do. What we see in the world are opportunities for action.” Later I Googled this experiment for clarification to find it considerably less adorable than it sounds. In the 1960s, scientists chose pairs of newborn kittens from the same litter and raised them in darkness, only exposing them to light while inside this contraption. Our physical health is abysmal compared to other industrialized nations. The stereotype of the fat American isn’t a stereotype at all. On average we’re sedentary for twelve hours per day and 40% of the population is obese, contributing to increasing diagnoses of diabetes, heart disease, and myriad other health concerns. But how can you blame anyone in a world where interstates have mile markers to the nearest Taco Bell? There is such an implication of urgency in every part of our lives that you can forget about cooking, exercising, or even sitting down for a meal. There’s so little time we actually have to abbreviate the word “drive-thru.” This is not a country of flourishing people.  However, I think it’s important to recognize that something is awry in our society, and the numbers are revealing. With how quickly technology has changed in recent decades, there are already many people on Earth who have absolutely zero memory of a time when the Internet and screens were not omnipresent. In the not-so-distant future, no one will have a basis of comparison in their own memory to conceive of a world without them. Even older adults who grew up with payphones are struggling to just remember what it used to be like.  It’s something that makes people more caring and reduces crime, something that decreases anxiety and promotes higher self-esteem, something that calms the nervous system and improves performance on cognitive tests. Something that relieves pain, improves immunity, and treats anxiety, depression, and ADHD with little risk of adverse side effects. Something that promotes exercise, mindfulness, play, and socialization. Something that kills a lot of birds with one stone. Prophylactic and Panacea Children of today negatively impacted by this culture may grow up to believe something is wrong with them, and not the social norms that they’ve known their entire lives. Spending half of waking life with your face in a screen is normal. Sitting and being inactive for literally half of an entire day is normal. With such significant consequences for well-being, it’s urgent we bring awareness to the fact that normal should not be conflated with good or even okay. “Well, there’s two kittens on a carousel,” he began without missing a beat, seamlessly transitioning into his natural teaching mode. He scratched a rough sketch on a notepad between us on the desk. “One has control over locomotion and can move around, and the other gets moved around and can only observe.” The tests and protocols were designed by PhD candidates under the mentorship of Dennis Proffitt — professor, researcher, and Director of the Undergraduate Degree Program in Cognitive Science. He and his graduate students were interested in how we perceive the world and ourselves within it. I learned that our reality is made of a whole lot more than the images that reach the retina. The motto of the Perception Lab probably should have been “there’s more than meets the eye,” because what meets the eye is the tip of a very large iceberg. Ever seen those flyers posted around college campuses recruiting experimental guinea pigs in exchange for cash or class credit? Well, once upon a time as a University of Virginia undergraduate, I was the one with the clipboard taking notes. And perhaps most importantly, when it comes to technology, once you pop, the fun don’t stop. There are no take-backs for innovation, no putting the toothpaste back in the tube. The singular option is adaptation. One of the ecotherapists I interviewed, Beverley Ingram, insisted she wasn’t anti-technology because it’s here to stay. “Right now, technology is not being used well,” she admitted. “We have to get smart about how these things are taking advantage of our brain, dopamine, and serotonin. It’s like we’re a little kid in a candy shop, throwing up because we binged on all the sweets.”  Though researchers still debate the inherent harm of screens, it’s impossible to get around the fact that so much time spent in front of them means that something else (or perhaps everything else) has got to give. What time do we have left to care for our children and homes, to get a good night’s sleep, to enjoy hobbies, to spend time with our friends, or to engage in more physical activity than the walk between the cubicle and the coffee maker?  False Promises and Re-thinking ‘Normal’ Your brain naturally thinks about what it would take to climb this hill, even if you don’t need to. Thankfully, it is never too late for reconnection. Science shows that reconnecting with nature (through gardens, animals, nature walks, nature brought indoors, and more) can improve health, self-esteem, foster social connection, and bring joy. Engaging nature gives us a second chance to see clearly. Taking those opportunities for action teaches us what it means to be a living thing on this Earth, giving confidence and clarity about who we are and our place among the chaos.  If you’re still with me, I admire your patience because no one wants to hear how bleak and crappy and doomed things are. It’s not fun and it’s not a new idea. Even one of the ecotherapists I interviewed and came to deeply respect encouraged me not to focus on the negatives because scaring people is often counterproductive. I’m certainly not trying to fear-monger and I hope these articles bring more hope than fear. Kittens on the Carousel Time available for life lived beyond pixels is diminishing. So much for “plucking the hour” — we don’t have any left to pluck. When I began writing this article, my former psychology professor was one of the first people I sought out for perspective. There are few I respect more for their intelligence and scientific integrity, and this was an area of his expertise. Nature is our environment, after all. I’d asked if he’d answer some questions about nature and human perception and somehow we had gotten to talking about felines and amusement park rides. It seems we need a yin to the yang, something to bring equilibrium to a world increasingly dominated by the manmade, by the virtual, and by the left-brain. Returning to a state of balance could solve a whole host of problems, and it may be easier to achieve than one might think. There is a remedy that is both a powerful preventative and cure to the negative impacts of technology and urbanization. A healer and a protector. — In the first experiment I ever ran, I asked students to estimate the angle of a hill while looking at it from its base. Unless they had prior experience in construction, I learned that humans are bad at this game. Participants consistently guessed angles more than three times as steep as reality. But what was more surprising was that I could make them believe the hill was even steeper without suggesting a thing. I just asked them to put on a backpack. According to the research conducted by ecopsychologist Chad Chalquist, “disconnection from the natural world in which we evolved produces a variety of psychological symptoms that include anxiety, frustration, and depression” and contribute to a “pathological sense of inner deadness or alienation from self, others, and the world.”  Our brains reward us with hits of dopamine for every piece of information we consume, same as when we consume a piece of candy. Those hits of dopamine can become addictive and the desire for more can trump the desire to do anything else. Physical inactivity, social disconnection, and mental illness may all be symptoms of the same malady: a little bit too much time glued to a screen. “We can learn not to binge on sweets,” asserted Ingram. “And we can learn to find a balance.” But what happens when you have a limited experience of interacting with your environment? Say, perhaps because like the average American, you spend 90% of your time indoors? How does your brain deal with an atrophied understanding of what your body can and cannot accomplish?center_img When Plato looked at the night sky, his heart brimmed with optimism that human curiosity would “compel the soul to look upward and lead us from this world to another.” A lofty notion perhaps, but not inappropriate. The universe is indeed lofty and our desire to understand how it all works has set us apart as a unique species. From spears to aqueducts to the light bulb, innovation carved footholds into life’s learning curve with barely a look back. Implied, of course, is the proverbial peak of utopia. The control group kitten is placed in a harness with the agency to walk around in a circle. The other kitten is yoked to him on the same turntable, spinning at the behest of his brother. The second kitten is unable to do anything other than observe the room go round and round. After a few weeks, they allowed the kittens to freely explore a lighted room. The two groups of kittens took to this test quite differently. The backpacks were filled with weights — specifically 10% of each participant’s body weight. Participants in the experimental backpack group believed the hills to be significantly steeper than those in the control group. Why? Because with a heavy load on your shoulders, a hill looks like a real pain the ass to climb. Keep in mind I never told participants they would be expected to climb the hill. But that’s irrelevant. Even if your brain is not consciously aware of what’s going on, it’s constantly making its best educated guesses about the environment in anticipation of how you may need to interact with it. Psychological well-being also appears to be suffering, with an estimated 1 in 4 adults affected by mental illness and 40% of Americans feeling more anxious than they did last year. Most of the population reports being lonely and isolated with only one friend on average, and one in four have none at all. Even with society’s tolerance of casual sex at an all-time high, young adults are actually having less sex than previous generations. “Netflix and chill” was once tongue-in-cheek and cheeky — now it’s just literal and sad.  Consider Mr. Blobby. Voted the most hideous species and adopted as the mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, he (or she) looks like the love child of Nintendo’s Kirby, a fish, and “Kilroy was here.” Mr. Blobby was trawled from an ocean floor over 2000 feet below sea level. Because it evolved under so much (literal) pressure, it uses water as structural support. When pulled to the surface, the change in water pressure causes its body to become distorted, resulting in a photo that spawned the meme: “Go home evolution, you’re drunk.” The Internet Age made a lot of shiny promises: accessible information would make us smarter, digital tools would make us more organized, online communication would keep us more connected. We certainly bought in to the hype. Americans now spend more than eleven hours per day staring at computers, phones, tablets, and televisions. So how is this working out? To put it short, it’s not. Still, in the course of my interviews, I’ve been reminded more than once by people much smarter than I that technology is ultimately a good thing for humanity. I’ll admit that the above-mentioned statistics regarding the state of America didn’t exactly fill me with optimism, but my sources rightly called me out. Without information technology, you wouldn’t be reading this article right now. My voice (and everyone’s) would be limited to the people within earshot of a soapbox, and your knowledge would be limited by your proximity to one.  That something is nature. Illustrations by French artist Villemard in 1910 of how he imagined the future to be in the year 2000 — Click here to read the whole article Would it be too ham-fisted to ask: Are we in danger of becoming Mr. Blobby? But evolution is not drunk. Evolution means adaptation through years of natural selection, something the blobfish obviously accomplished, or else it wouldn’t exist. But we pulled an animal literally half a mile in altitude from the habitat in which it evolved under thousands of pounds of pressure and millions of years. When your body is engineered to operate within a specific environment, things don’t always translate so well when you get yanked out of it. In the face of an unadaptable environmental change, it experienced a complete system failure. No wonder it looks so monumentally busted. I was beginning to connect a few dots. The less we actively interact with the physical world and the more we passively observe, the closer we become to the kitten in the sidecar. With electronic media now dominating our lives, we have drifted far away from the lifestyle we evolved for. Living in the virtual world does not provide many opportunities for action. Maybe, in a way, we’ve become functionally blind. Researchers are concerned with how much of a nosedive this generation’s mental health has taken. Gen Z is most likely to report poor mental health and is the only generation with less than half of its population reporting excellent or very good mental health. Half of them will experience a diagnosable psychological disorder before age 18, the most common being anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and depression. “Remember the Kitten and Carousel experiment?” Professor Proffitt asked me.  “It’s been a few years,” I admitted. Professor Proffitt’s face is famously inscrutable, but I hoped I hadn’t disappointed him by forgetting one of his lectures back in his introductory college course.  On the heels of the Industrial Revolution, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted an idyllic future — within 100 years, the human race would no longer need to worry about bringing home the bacon, but instead on how to “pluck the hour and the day virtuously and well.” In 1965, TIME Magazine heralded the rise of computers as the dawn of a “modern Hellenic age.” Like the ancient Greeks, we would have time to “cultivate [our] minds and improve [our] environment while slaves did all the labor.” In this case, the slaves would be technology.  And given the inaccessibility of quality healthcare in America, it’s crucially important for people to know about something so inexpensive, so accessible, so customizable, and so diverse in modalities. No matter who you are reading this article, it is something from which you can benefit. Appalachian Ecotherapy and Why We Need it Now But much more devastating is that today’s children, the first generation to grow up completely in the fluorescent glow of the ubiquitous smartphone, are paying the highest price. Even the youngest millennials remember a time when they’d be kicked off the computer and ushered into the backyard to play so Mom could get off dial-up and use the phone. But Gen Z (born mid-nineties to mid-2000s) don’t.  Perhaps, but there it is. Unfortunately, scientific research is much slower than the evolution of technology, and it’s hard to say exactly why these statistics look the way they do. And just like most human behavior, it’s highly unlikely that only one variable is at play. It is the curse of every social scientist. But the data are starting to suggest that increased screen-time may be linked to all of these problems. Americans are overstimulated, socially disconnected, and increasingly unhappy, with technology partially to blame. It’s a far cry from the hopes of Plato, Keynes, and TIME Magazine. Quite contrary to their predictions, it seems we have become slaves to technology rather than the other way around. We may never realize the lessons we’ve internalized, and perception is kind of funny like that. But if something as simple and small as a backpack can change how steep you view the grade of a hill, then surely the act of actually climbing the hill could change your concept of yourself. And redeveloping a relationship with the natural world could change everything.last_img read more


first_imgThe show follows the royal family through decades of Elizabeth’s reign — from the early years of her marriage to Philip to the introduction of Princess Diana.Even as The Crown filmed flashbacks of drama within the monarchy, TV-worthy moments played out in the present day, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s step back from their roles as senior royals in March 2020.“It’s not gonna go that far. No, I asked. [Creator] Peter [Morgan] said he’s not going that far,” actor Jared Harris exclusively told Us Weekly in February 2020 of whether the show would cover the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s resignations. “It was never gonna go this far though.”- Advertisement – Netflix initially announced in January 2020 that The Crown would end with season 5. However, the streaming platform picked up the series for an additional season in July 2020. Season 6 will not bring the show further into the present though.“As we started to discuss the story lines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” Morgan said in a statement.- Advertisement – Despite the fact that the cast has earned critical acclaim for their performances, the royal family is split on watching the series. For instance, Colman recalled asking Prince William whether he was a fan.“He asked what I was doing at the moment before he quickly added, ‘Actually, I know what you’re doing,’” the Oscar winner explained during a November 2019 episode of The Graham Norton Show. “I was so excited and asked, ‘Have you watched it?’ His answer was a firm, ‘No.’ But he was very charming and very lovely.”Scroll down to see the cast of The Crown through the years! Following in royal footsteps! A multitude of actors have juggled portrayals of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Princess Margaret and other members of the British royal family during The Crown’s run.The Netflix series premiered in November 2016 with Claire Foy taking on the role of the queen. The actress went on to win an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her two seasons of work on the drama. Olivia Colman then took over for seasons 3 and 4, garnering a Golden Globe of her own for the performance. Imelda Staunton will next embody the part for seasons 5 and 6.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgGoogle LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook A member of the Maluku Legislative Council has called on local authorities not to renew a permit for a logging company in Eastern Seram regency, as the Sabuai indigenous people have voiced objections to the company operating in a forest they claim to have customary rights to.”I don’t know about fellow councilors, but I have proposed to the Maluku Forestry Agency not to renew its timber exploitation permit [IPK]. It’s better not to,” councilor Aziz hentihu told reporters recently.He accused the company — Sumber Berkat Makmur — of abusing its nutmeg plantation permit, which was granted by the regency of Eastern Seram a few years ago, to secure the timber exploitation permit and conduct unlawful logging in Sabuai. The timber exploitation permit would expire this month.The company’s activities in the Sabuai forest have run up against protes… Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? #Maluku Maluku customary-forest #forest indigenous-people #IndigenousPeople forest Topics : Linkedinlast_img read more


first_imgIt held that ground to stand at $1.0838 per euro on Friday – ahead 2.7 percent for the week. Against a basket of currencies the dollar is up 1.8 percent for the week so far at 100.210, its best performance since mid-March.Moves in Asian trade were slight since traders are bracing for bad news when monthly US payrolls data is published at 1230 GMT.The coronavirus pandemic is worsening in the United States and as lockdowns extend, weekly jobless claims already soared to a massive 6.6 million last week.The dollar was firmer against most other major currencies, last trading at $0.6054 per Australian dollar, $0.5903 per New Zealand dollar and $1.2376 per pound. It bought 108.00 Japanese yen.”The US labour market has more or less collapsed,” said Commonwealth Bank of Australia currency analyst Joe Capurso.”The increase in the dollar because of the poor US economic data reflects the dollar’s status as a counter-cyclical currency. It lifts when the global economy deteriorates, even if the deterioration in the global economy is the US”CBA forecasts a 200,000 drop in employment, higher than the median estimate of a 100,000 drop according to a Reuters’ survey of economists – though like most, they expect far worse to come as the data catches up to the damage in the real economy.Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday, with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic spread further in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data.Japanese bank Nomura expects the world economy contracted 18 percent in the first quarter, on an annualised basis, and is tracking toward shrinking 4 percent in 2020.The overnight 21 percent surge in the price of crude oil futures to $29.94 gave fleeting support to commodity currencies, especially the oil-exposed Norwegian krone, which hit a three-week high, and Canadian dollar.Flows out of just about every asset in emerging markets in to the dollar continue, with MSCI’s emerging market currency index sitting not far above three-year lows touched last month.”Until the virus peaks, we anticipate the selling pressure will prevail and capital outflows will continue, although the biggest wave may have occurred in March,” said Piotr Matys, senior emerging markets FX Strategist at Rabobank in London.”If a synchronised global recession transforms into depression, then all bets will be off.”Topics : The dollar edged toward an almost 2 percent weekly rise on Friday, boosted by a surge in the oil price and as investors sought safety amid the worsening economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.The gains consolidate the dollar’s strength after a topsy-turvy end to last month, which had the dollar soaring in a scramble for cash, then slumping as the US Federal Reserve flooded the market with liquidity.The largest ever daily gain in crude oil prices helped the greenback to its best day in two weeks against the euro overnight, since the United States is the world’s top oil and gas producer.last_img read more


first_imgMikel Arteta is looking forward to the winter break (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta is looking forward to the Premier League winter break as he takes his Arsenal team to Dubai in a bid to kick-start the second half of their season.The Gunners were held to a goalless draw by Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday which leaves them 10th in the Premier League, level on points with the Clarets.The result takes Arsenal to seven games unbeaten in all competitions, but their last four Premier League outings have all finished in draws.It has been a hectic time at the Emirates, with Arteta taking on his first job in management after the confusing reign of Unai Emery, and the Spaniard is relishing the short break.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s good to go away, the players have been through a lot,’ Arteta told the official Arsenal website.‘The last two-three months have been tough for them so I want to give them a few days off. Then we’re going to go to Dubai, start working and focus on Newcastle.‘We have to stay positive. It’s very tough to come [to Burnley] and when the game develops like this, to control it is hard. I wanted to win so badly and I’m disappointed.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’m more disappointed with the unnecessary balls we have given away and put ourselves in trouble with. They press high and they are good at that but in many phases of the game, we could have done better.‘When we did better, we generated the chances we wanted.’It is not an extensive break that Premier League sides are treated to, as Arsenal have the coming weekend off and return to action against Newcastle on Sunday 16 February.However, Arteta knows it is a crucial time to get across his ideas and make his team more ‘unpredictable’ for opponents.‘We have to improve quality-wise. We’re very far in terms of what I want in sustaining attacks and being unpredictable in our play, but that’s a process,’ Arteta told Sky Sports.‘In the next two weeks, we have longer periods for training and I’ll use them. We need some players back from injury and try our best to improve the team.’MORE: Five things you need to know about Arsenal transfer target Alessio CerciMORE: Nicklas Bendtner adopts humble approach as he nears Arsenal exit Mikel Arteta reveals Arsenal’s plans for the winter break as squad heads to Dubai Comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 3 Feb 2020 8:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShareslast_img read more


first_imgToulouse, France | AFP |Gareth Bale scored in his third straight game at Euro 2016 to guide Wales to a 3-0 win over Russia and then revelled at getting ahead of rivals England to top their group.England could only manage a frustrating goalless draw against Slovakia and dropped to second place in Group B.Aaron Ramsey and Neil Taylor also scored in Wales’ easy win in Toulouse against a limp Russian side whose campaign has been tainted by their roughhouse fans.In the last 16, Wales will play one of the four best third-placed finishers at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Saturday.Bale said it had probably been his best match with Wales, who are appearing in their first European Championship finals.“The performance was probably the best I’ve been involved in,” he said.“We started very well, we didn’t feel too nervous at the start and were very confident,” said Bale.“To top the group, it is a dream for all of us, we said we didn’t want to just make up the numbers and we can’t do more than we have.”Coleman said the Euro 2016 should brace for a lot more from his side.“I said before that there’s more to come for this group.“Even after this tournament is over, this group are on the way to something else. I’m just glad me and the staff are here with them. We have no fear. And after playing like that, why should we?” Coleman said.England must now take on the runners-up of Group F in Nice next Monday. Depending on Group F’s final results on Wednesday it could throw up a clash against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. Slutsky outWales came into the competition bursting with confidence. Coleman has inspired an underacheiving group to support Bale as he tears through opposing defences. After two free-kick goals against Slovakia and England, the Real Madrid forward did it again against Russia.Arsenal’s Ramsey put the ball behind the ineffective Russian defence to Bale who pushed the ball past goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.The game in Toulouse started with drama in the stadium when police arrested Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin who had sneaked back into the country two days after being expelled over fan violence.The rot started on the field in the 11th minute.A brilliant Joe Allen ball through the middle set up Ramsey and the peroxide blonde-haired midfielder confidently lifted the ball over Akinfeev.Russia manager Leonid Slutsky spend much of the match grabbing at his hair in frustration. Wales gave him plenty of reason. Slutsky said after that another manager would have to be in place when Russia host the 2018 World Cup.On 20 minutes, Bale wove through the Russian defence and fed the ball to Taylor, whose last goal was in 2010.Left free on the left-hand side of the penalty area with only Akinfeev to beat, his first shot hit the goalkeeper but he made no mistake with the second.England frustrationEngland fans suffered another night of frustration after seeing their side dominate but held to a 1-1 draw by Slovakia in Marseille.With Prince William among the fans watching from the stands, manager Roy Hodgson made six changes to the team, starting strikers Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge, who came on to score in the 2-1 win over Wales, and leaving skipper Wayne Rooney among the replacements.Vardy squandered two clear chances of England’s nine first-half attempts on goal to Slovakia’s single effort.He fired over early on, then had his shot blocked by goalkeeper Matus Kozacik in a one-on-one after winning a sprint against Slovakia captain Martin Skrtel.Only a fine tackle from right-back Peter Pekarik denied Sturridge at the near post in the opening 10 minutes. And Adam Lallana was denied by Kozacik’s reflex save with half an hour gone.A mix-up between centre-back Chris Smalling and goalkeeper Joe Hart allowed Slovakia winger Robert Mak a half-chance.But only the slightest of deflections off Kozacik’s shoulder blocked Nathan Clyne’s shot.There was a big cheer from England fans when Rooney came on for Jack Wilshire with 56 minutes gone. He was a constant menace but the pressure came to nothing.“I’m pretty sure that sooner or later we’re going to make somebody, pay because if we keep dominating and creating chances like that we’re going to score goals one day,” said Hodgson.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgHere is a selection of Sunday’s gossip from the papers…Manchester City are favourites to sign John Stones from Everton, not that his transfer fee has risen to a staggering £50m. (Sunday Mirror)Chelsea will make a summer move for Atletico Madrid’s £60m-rated forward Antoine Griezmann, IF Eden Hazard makes a big money move to Real Madrid or Paris St-Germain. (Mail on Sunday)The Glazer family have demanded Manchester United make cost cuts of up to 15 per cent in most departments behind the scenes. (Sunday Express)Real Madrid will bid £23m for Manchester United’s David de Gea, but not until the summer. (Sunday People)Tottenham will make a final bid for West Brom’s Saido Berahino before the transfer window closes on Monday. (Sunday Mirror)But Newcastle United are plotting club record £34m bid for Berahino. (Sunday Times)Leicester City have bid £11.5m for Chelsea striker Loic Remy, which is believed to have been accepted. (The Independent) The title-chasing Foxes will also target Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, although Swansea bid £7m for the player on Friday. (Sunday People)Newcastle will offer £7m for Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis. (Sunday Telegraph)Everton are pursuing Lokomotiv Moscow’s Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, 25, as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku. Niasse would set the Toffees back £13.5m. (Sun on Sunday)Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike is on the verge of joining West Ham on loan. (Metro) 1 Sunday’s newspapers last_img read more