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.

Distracted Driving: A Growing Epidemic 

You multi-task, right? But just how well do you juggle multiple things at once, especially when you’re driving? Distracted driving occurs when your eyes are off the road, your hands are off the wheel, or your mind is off the critical job of operating your vehicle. Distracted driving is a … Continue reading

Nomadic Party Ideas for a Travel-Loving Family

Few other things conjure up more wonder, romance, and nostalgia than travel. If you are constantly bitten by the travel bug, it might be a great idea to make it the primary theme of your birthday, engagement party, or even just a family reunion. In this article, we’ll share some … Continue reading

Scientist Focus: Prof Paul Brennan

Prof Paul Brennan is Head of Chemistry at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute. What does your research focus on? As a medicinal chemist, my research is focused on finding new drugs for dementia. We design and make drug-like molecules and test them in cells that are engineered to … Continue reading

A Walk Through Dementia

As one of the world’s leading dementia charities, we take serious our role of communicating the impact of dementia on society, on families and, of course, the individual. While our scientists have a battle on their hands finding new ways to fight the disease processes behind dementia, there’s another battle … Continue reading

How to maintain a healthy sex life

It’s time to lose your inhibitions, just for a moment; let’s talk about sex. After all, despite its use as a means to sell just about anything, sex is a perfectly natural part of any long-term, consensual relationship. It’s as much to be enjoyed as it is to be used … Continue reading

Business Consort – Charity Golf Day

Business Consort would love to invite you along to their charity golf event – a day of enjoyment, corporate networking & fundraising to be held on Friday 8th July at Styal Golf Club, Cheshire. Any funds raised on the day will be donated to the Five Stars Scanner Appeal who … Continue reading

Book Of Celebrity Memories Raises £20,000 In Aid Of Alzheimer’S Research UK

As Christmas approaches, a book of celebrity memories about the science-fiction drama Doctor Who, entitled Behind the Sofa, is flying off the shelves to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Jonathan Ross, Lynda Bellingham, Al Murray and Martina Cole are among more than 100 famous contributors. All the proceeds from … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Protein Amyloid is Strong Predictor of Memory Decline

Research from Australia has revealed that the presence of the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein amyloid in the brain is a greater predictor of memory decline than carrying the Alzheimer’s risk gene APOE4. The research is published on 16 October in the journal Neurology. The protein amyloid occurs naturally in the brain, … Continue reading

Treatment Window Thrown Open for Alzheimer’s

A team of US scientists has identified a critical time window of 15 years where treatments targeting the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein amyloid might have a greater effect. The study, published in Neurology, adds to evidence that early treatment in the diseases that cause dementia holds real hope for checking their destructive … Continue reading

Dietary Supplement Citicoline May Slow Decline in Vascular Dementia

Italian researchers presented findings from a study using citicoline in people with mild vascular dementia. The dietary supplement is a naturally occurring compound needed for the production of the fats which make up the membranes of our cells. It is believed that citicoline may help repair damage from injured blood … Continue reading

Freemasons Donate over £180k to Alzheimer’s Research UK

The Masonic Samaritan Fund has donated over £180,000 to Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The money will help support the first two years of pioneering research to develop a simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at King’s College London, one of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s … Continue reading

New Trial Shows Gingko Biloba Extract Does Not Prevent Alzheimer’s

A major five-year trial of gingko biloba extract in elderly people has shown the supplement does not prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published on Thursday 6 September in the journal Lancet Neurology. Researchers in France, led by a team at the University of Toulouse III, studied … Continue reading

3 Beauty Treatments to Give as Gifts for Best Friend’s Day

Best Friends day is getting close (June 8th), the special day to celebrate the most important person in our lives. A best friend is someone who is always there for us no matter the good or the bad. Whatever is in their schedule they are there for us, and the … Continue reading

Do You Want to Improve Your Construction Site Workers’ Efficiency? Here’s How

A construction project is, by nature, full of little pitfalls that can either make or break the profit margin of the construction crew – ask any contractor, and they will immediately confirm that there is always a new problem around the corner. It seems to be inherent to the industry, … Continue reading

Scientist Focus: Dr Elena Di Daniel

Today (11 October) is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the work and achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. To celebrate and showcase the work of the amazing women in dementia research, we caught up with Elena Di Daniel who is Head of Biology at the … Continue reading

Tightening Security at Car Dealerships

According to FBI reports, a vehicle was stolen nationwide every 45 seconds in 2015. That equated to 707,758 reported stolen vehicles across the U.S, and the Midwest accounted for almost 17% of that total. While the latest annual auto theft reports are less than half of the record high of … Continue reading

Buying Small Equipment Parts Online

The machinery that you use in your factory may require specialized parts that you cannot find in local stores.  You may have in the past had to special order them from distributors in far away cities. It may have taken days or weeks to show up at your factory, time … Continue reading

5 Hot Dates You Should Go On Now

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

£88k Boost for Alzheimer’s Hearing Study

A young London scientist is embarking on a project to understand the causes of hearing problems in Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to an £88,000 grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK. It’s hoped the study, which is the one of the first of its kind, could improve diagnosis and lead to new ways … Continue reading

Councillor Tony Orgee Backs Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk

The Chairman of South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cllr Tony Orgee, is urging everyone to take part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk in the county on Sunday 13 May. The UK’s leading dementia research charity, based in Great Shelford, aims to raise £50,000 for pioneering dementia research. Hundreds of people … Continue reading

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