Welcome to the Culture & Lifestyle section on City Connect
Covering a range of engaging areas from writers around the world – including lifestyle, exhibitions, plays and shows – our writers will tell you the latest news to ensure you never miss out on something entertaining, educational or inspirational.
You’ll find the articles in this section crammed full of inspirational ideas to help you create the perfect day or evening out. We review the latest museum & art gallery exhibitions, theatre, film and cultural events. Or if you want a quiet night in, this section also covers books which could help you change your life or those to get lost in and forget about the daily grind. We critique classic titles as well as latest online and bookstore titles guiding you through a world of entertaining literature and uplifting self-help books.
City Connect brings you all the latest news and reviews in the Culture & Lifestyle section to help you decide on where to get your next culture fix.
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Scientists in the US have found that healthy older people who have engaged in cognitive stimulation activities throughout their life have lower levels of the protein amyloid in their brains, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s. The study is published online today in the journal Archives of Neurology. The researchers recruited 65 … Continue reading
A study has shown that a combination of physical exercise and treatment with the hormone melatonin could have benefits in mice bred to show features of Alzheimer’s. The research was published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. The hormone melatonin is involved in the control of the sleep-wake … Continue reading
Let’s face it – looking at the same old house every day for years can become boring. Sooner or later you start craving change and considering home improvement projects to spice things up a bit. One of the best ways to revamp the look and feel of your home is … Continue reading
In recent years the UK has seen many homeowners opt for undertaking home improvements rather than undergoing the stressful and expensive experience of moving house. This has resulted in the increase of dramatic features being installed as people look to truly invest in their homes. The desire to constantly upgrade … Continue reading
In a recent survey by Public Health England 27 per cent of people admitted they would find it hard to talk to someone with dementia. Only 39 per cent agreed that “caring for someone with dementia is often very rewarding” and as many as 71 per cent agreed that “caring … Continue reading
How many people develop dementia in their 30s? If you watched ‘The Truth About Dementia’ last night on BBC1, you’ll have seen an interview with Chris Graham, told at the age of 35 that he was going to develop Alzheimer’s. We blogged about Chris in March last year, when he … Continue reading
Excess weight gain is unhealthy, however, weight gain in the midsection can be dangerously unhealthy. Belly fat is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. Fortunately, the road to losing this stubborn, “visceral,” fat is not impossible. The Test The perfect combination of eating the right foods and getting … Continue reading
A bathroom, nowadays, has much more to it than just a room for bathing and cleansing. There’s always something special about doing your bathrooms a little extra, especially the shared bathrooms. There are ideas you could use to inspire your bathroom interior. A soothing experience, warm tub of water, exotic … Continue reading
A birthday is a special moment in someone’s life. It is another milestone that deserves a celebration. Some people choose to let it pass like any other day, others choose to throw a party in celebration. Whether or not one chooses to celebrate their birthday, you should always be thoughtful … Continue reading
Since the introduction of memory foam technology to the bed industry back in the 1980s, all manner of people have rushed to purchase memory foam beds with the poor assumption of a “serve-one-serve-all” notion. This is after plenty of misleading advertising over the years from mattress salesmen who needed to … Continue reading
This is the first part in a series of articles which raises awareness of commonly encountered disabilities and offers advice on how to interact with people with disabilities. We open the series looking at the disability etiquette surrounding wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility. This series is based on … Continue reading
The Festival of Ideas, the UK’s only arts, humanities and social sciences festival, occurs throughout Cambridge during 19-30th October. There are more than 160 free events for all ages, which last year attracted over 9,000 visitors. World-class speakers, celebrity writers and leading academics will be on hand to engage, explain … Continue reading
Swarovski once again adds depth and dimension on the big screen– this time, one of the most beloved stories of all time comes to life in Relativity Media’s live-action motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror – a fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend. Visionary … Continue reading
If you would like to attend any of the events listed below, let us know via Contact Us and we’ll e-mail you back by the next working day with booking or registration details. 2nd April – ROTARY GALA BALL – St Pancras Renaissance Hotel The Rotary Clubs of London and … Continue reading
Let’s get real, it is freezing outside and living without heating seems crazy. However, when your heating bills are through the roof, you may have no choice but to go without. Not only can heating during winter be extremely expensive it can also waste a lot of energy. Heating can … Continue reading
Mumbai, the city that never sleeps does not lag-behind when it comes to celebrate Christmas. Whether you visit the St. John’s Church in Colaba, the St. Thomas Cathedral on Veer Nariman Road, or any other church in the city, there is festive mood all around with decorations and densely crowded … Continue reading
On World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter Sophie Leggett explains why she is determined to use her experience of dementia to make a positive difference to future generations by taking part in vital research. Sophie has a 50 per cent risk of developing early-onset Alzheimer’s due to a rare … Continue reading
Travel photography is a lucrative hobby, as millions around the world love traveling. There are always new cultures to see and new experiences to be made, and capturing that with a camera is a great way of portraying an experience to someone else. Furthermore, out of many ways to earn … Continue reading
Most of us are constantly saying we have no time to exercise and that our busy schedules prevent us from making this a priority. However, we all have the same amount of time to get things done on a daily basis. For many, 24-hours is enough time to get most … Continue reading
It’s notoriously difficult to keep the romance alive in a long-term relationship. It’s equally difficult, though, to make a good first impression on a new love interest. Whether you have been with your partner for ten years or only known them for ten days, the activities you choose to do … Continue reading