Culture & Lifestyle

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.

For a summary of some articles in this section, please see below.

Specific Antibodies Halt Alzheimer’s in Mice

Antibodies that block the process of synapse disintegration in Alzheimer’s disease have been identified, raising hopes for the development of a treatment to combat early cognitive decline in the disease. During Alzheimer’s, a protein called amyloid-beta builds in the brain and causes the loss of synapses – the connections between … Continue reading

Obesity Linked to Poor Cognitive Health

A study of 6401 Whitehall civil servants has revealed that obesity and metabolic abnormalities, including high blood sugar, abnormal lipid levels and high blood pressure, can increase the risk of cognitive decline. The research, by scientists at the INSERM research institute in Paris and University College London, are published on … Continue reading

Remodelling Your Home? Updating Radiators to Fit Your Décor

Every so often the remodelling bug catches us unawares and before we know it our entire home is going through a DIY remodelling journey. If you are changing the décor to any great extent, of course you will want to update many of your radiators in rooms seeing the largest … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Vietnamese Cuisine is Considered the Rising Star Among Asian Dishes

When you think about Asian food, you might immediately think about Chinese. There are hundreds of Chinese restaurants around the world. In London alone, you can go out to eat Chinese dishes each night for several days and you will still not be done. However, aside from Chinese food, Vietnamese … Continue reading

These valentines make the right decision!

The young and vibrant silicon city of Bangalore loves to party. With Valentine’s day coming up soon couples in love, singles in love and even those not in love are gearing up to celebrate the day of love with their significant others, friends and family. Valentine’s Day is all about … Continue reading

Testing new apps that connect people with dementia and researchers

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we’re always looking for ways to help people get involved with dementia research. That’s why we’re supporting Dementia Citizens, a new initiative from innovation foundation Nesta and its partners Bangor University and Glasgow Caledonian University. Today, Dementia Citizens is launching two new apps designed to connect … Continue reading

Best Spring Apparel for Young Men & Women

Buckle is a leading retailer that sells the best spring apparel, footwear and accessories for young men, women and kids who are fashion–conscious. The Company currently operates over 450 stores in 44 states, under the names Buckle and The Buckle. When it comes to the brands you love you will … Continue reading

9 Amazing Ways To Make Him Feel Special On Valentine’s Day

Love is often an overrated feeling. The swanky gifts and extravagant gestures of love are often associated with the special feeling. Honestly, love is all about building sweet memories and winning the heart with cute little gestures. And especially if it’s about special ways to treat a man, it’s quite … Continue reading

Benefits of Learning How to Swim

Do you live close to a lake or an ocean? Do you have a nice pool at your apartment complex? Has it always bothered you that you cannot take advantage of these things because you do not know how to swim? If this is the case, you need to take … Continue reading

5 Exercise Ideas for Seniors

Old age comes with a myriad of health issues. Living an active lifestyle has many benefits for all stages of life—and especially for elderly people—because it helps to prevent cardiac problems, diabetes and some kinds of cancers. Also, an active lifestyle will lessen pain from arthritis. As a senior, or … Continue reading

Study Highlights Scale of Challenge to Reduce Antipsychotics for Dementia

A new study from UK researchers suggests more people with dementia may be receiving antipsychotic prescriptions than previously thought. The study is published in the journal BMC Psychiatry. Antipsychotics can be used for people with dementia to help combat challenging behavioural symptoms such as severe agitation. Moves to reduce their … Continue reading

Inflammatory Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s

Scientists have identified a molecular chain of events thought to drive inflammation during Alzheimer’s, and shown that blocking this cascade could reduce signs of the disease in mice. The findings are published in the journal Nature. The study, a collaborative effort between scientists in Germany, Spain and the US, focused … Continue reading

Nicotine Patches May Slow Progression to Alzheimer’s

Scientists in the US today announced clinical trial results showing that nicotine patches may improve cognitive performance in elderly people with early memory problems. The findings could take scientists a step closer to the development of new treatments to tackle dementia. The study, published in the journal Neurology, was completed … Continue reading

Sarah Lazar: How to Reshape Your Brain

Can sport and meditation reshape your brain? Can meditation increase your attention span? Can meditation help you improve your life? Neuroscientist Sarah Lazar discusses how repetitive behaviour can reshape your brain. The brain is highly plastic and meditation can indeed influence your abilities to live your life and enhance your … Continue reading

Stick the Strip and Discover What Shows Vegas Has to Offer

If you’re not prepared to take a risk with your money on the Las Vegas gambling tables, this town has plenty more to offer. The superstar acts and premier entertainment means taking in a show is a truly essential part of your Vegas experience. Vegas started out as a goodtime … Continue reading

How to Rebuild Your Wardrobe After Losing Weight

Weight loss can be a tough thing to achieve, but one of the things that tends to motivate those who succeed is the idea of looking better at the end of it. If you have reached the point where you are at, or close to your goal weight, you are … Continue reading

3 Ways to Buy Your Best-Ever Exhibition Display Stand

Invest in something long-lasting, durable, effective, and versatile for your marketing department. Think about how to create a great impression with a well-designed, professional pull up banner or display banner set. The display banner is often left until the last minute when people are designing their exhibition or trade show … Continue reading

Growing Neurons in Dishes…Really!

Every now and then I see something that blows my mind. Remember those first proper images of Pluto? The ones that make you feel tiny and insignificant – they blew my mind. In that case it was the almost incomprehensible scale of the thing that was the culprit. In my latest … Continue reading

How to Have the Best and Most Relaxing Bath Ever

A relaxing bath is one of the best ways to get over a stressful day. When you lie back in the tub and let the water wash away all your aches and pains- it’s simply therapeutic. Our bodies bear the brunt of our hectic schedules and activities. Therefore it is … Continue reading

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Caribbean Vacation

You’ve finally made up your mind to visit a beautiful Caribbean island for a much needed break from everyday life. What you need next in order to successfully tick this item off your bucket list is a Caribbean vacation that you can afford. You can pull off a luxury Caribbean … Continue reading

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