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Star Trek has truly reinvented itself – Polygon

The sci-fi franchise is all TV these days, and there’s something for (almost) everyone

By Dylan Roth, Sep 27, 2022, 10:40am EDT, 105 Comments / 105 New

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Here’s a wild statistic: There are nearly as many currently running Star Trek television series as there are completed Star Trek television series. The first 40 years of the franchise’s history include five live-action series and one animated spinoff, totaling 725 episodes.

In the past five years, five new series have launched (six if you count Short Treks as its own entity), airing a cumulative 130 episodes as of today. Star Trek as a brand is busier than it’s been since the mid-1990s, when Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and the Next Generation TV series were all running concurrently and shops around the world dedicated entire displays to Star Trek toys, novels, and video games.

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Source: https://www.polygon.com/23345284/star-trek-tv-show-best-start

What’s the Best Country to Retire? Not the U.S., Survey Says | Money

Why the U.S. Slipped Even Further Down the List of Best Countries for Retirement

By Author: Martha C. White, Editor: Jill Cornfield, Published: Sep 19, 2022, 6 min read

Bergen, Norway
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If you’re looking for the best place to retire, you might want to break out the atlas: The United States slipped even further down the list in a new ranking.

Four-decade-high inflation, a volatile stock market and ballooning public debt are among the factors threatening the economic security of retirees, according to the 2022 Natixis Investment Managers Global Retirement Index. The index evaluates 18 metrics grouped into four categories: health, finances in retirement, quality of life and material well-being.

What’s the best place to retire?

Norway climbed up from No. 3 to claim the top spot in the analysis of 44 developed economies, although the Scandinavian country is no stranger to the top of this list: When the index was first published in 2012, Norway topped it back then, too. Switzerland retained its second-place spot from 2021, and Iceland rounded out the top three.

Source: https://money.com/best-country-retire-not-united-states/

15 of NASA’s Coolest Inventions That Regular People Use | Lifehacker

You don’t have to be an astronaut to enjoy the cool things NASA invented.

By Stephen Johnson, 9/21/22 10:30AM

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s does more than create ambitious telescopes that can see the beginning of time and send people to the moon and back. It’s also responsible for Michael Phelps’ swimsuit, LASIK surgery, and the selfie. The everyday products listed below are only 15 of the more than 2,000 consumer products NASA considers “spinoff technology” from the space program. They are all based on technology and discoveries either developed directly by NASA, in partnership with NASA, or through funding from NASA.

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Source: https://lifehacker.com/15-of-nasas-coolest-inventions-that-regular-people-use-1849559944

Green Tea Benefits for Health: What the Latest Science Says | Outside

New research suggests green tea may do even more for your gut, heart, and overall wellness than previously known

September 19, 2022,Heather Adams, from Clean Eating

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It’s already a well-known fact that green tea is one potent drink. Sipping some green tea can help to soothe inflammation, calm joint pain, and offer up a wealth of free radical fighting antioxidants. But research into just how many health benefits green tea offers continues – and now, experts suggest that it may be a nutritional tool you can turn to for head-to-toe wellness.

Get a mug of green tea ready; here’s the latest on how this drink may be able to improve your heart health, your gut health, and other key aspects of well-being. 

Green tea’s anti-inflammatory properties are far-reaching when it comes to overall health and wellness

In 2019, researchers at The Ohio State University found that there may be a potential benefit to green tea that goes well beyond inflammation. In their work, they uncovered a potential association between lower obesity and fewer health risks in mice, and they also saw improved gut health.

Source: https://www.vegetariantimes.com/health-nutrition/green-tea-benefits-for-health/

Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Las Vegas, From Downtown to the Strip | Condé Nast Traveler

The places that make waking up in Vegas a little less painful.

By Juliana Shallcross and Andrea Bennett, March 31, 2022

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In Vegas, brunch is as important a part of the weekend’s entertainment as the day clubs, shows, hotels, and gambling. And finding the best breakfast in Las Vegas serves a couple of important functions: You can regard it as a recuperative treatment for the prior night’s hijinks, or a head start into whatever you’re getting up to later in the day. Either way, the best brunches contain both the important elements of great food, of course, and great people watching. Add in a boozy element or rosé-all-day menu add-on, and you’ve reached the Vegas brunch trifecta.

Read our full Las Vegas travel guide here.

This article has been updated with new information since its original publish date.

Source: https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-breakfasts-and-brunches-in-las-vegas