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7 hours may be the ideal amount of sleep starting in middle age | Health | CNN

By Katie Hunt, CNN, Updated 12:13 PM EDT, Mon May 2, 2022

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The optimum amount of sleep is not too little but not too much – at least in middle and old age.

New research has found that around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night’s rest, with insufficient and excessive sleep associated with a reduced ability to pay attention, remember and learn new things, solve problems and make decisions.

Seven hours of slumber was also found to be linked with better mental health, with people experiencing more symptoms of anxiety and depression and worse overall well-being if they reported sleeping for longer or shorter stints.

“While we can’t say conclusively that too little or too much sleep causes cognitive problems, our analysis looking at individuals over a longer period of time appears to support this idea,” Jianfeng Feng, a professor at China’s Fudan University and an author of the study published in the scientific journal Nature Aging, said in a statement.

“But the reasons why older people have poorer sleep appear to be complex, influenced by a combination of our genetic makeup and the structure of our brains.”

Source: 7 hours may be the ideal amount of sleep starting in middle age | CNN

Olena Zelenska: Ukraine’s first lady emerges as a staunch defender of her nation on social media – CNN

By Lianne Kolirin and Tim Lister, CNN, Updated 9:05 PM ET, Wed March 9, 2022

From article…

(CNN) Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine, posted an open letter addressed to the world’s media on Tuesday, detailing what she described as the “mass murder of Ukrainian civilians.”

In recent weeks Zelenska has repeatedly used social media to highlight the plight of her nation, yet none have been quite as direct as her recent post, which ends with the rallying cry: “We will win. Because of our unity. Unity towards love for Ukraine. Glory to Ukraine!”

As her husband, President Volodymyr Zelensky, has emerged as the face of Ukrainian defiance of the Russian invasion, Zelenska has become increasingly vociferous online as a means to support him and bolster international awareness of their country’s plight.

When Russia first invaded Ukraine on February 24, Zelensky declared in a video statement that he believed “enemy sabotage groups” had entered Kyiv and that he was their number one target. His family, he said, was the second target.

Source: Olena Zelenska: Ukraine’s first lady emerges as a staunch defender of her nation on social media – CNN

Anthony Bourdain documentary: ‘Roadrunner’ dives deep into his restlessness | CNN Travel

Marnie Hunter, CNN, Updated 7th March 2022

Editor’s Note — For more about Anthony Bourdain, don’t miss the premiere of the documentary “Roadrunner” on CNN this spring. You can stream all the seasons of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” right now on HBO Max.

(CNN) — Feelings about Anthony Bourdain are no less raw, nearly four years after his shocking death.

Director Morgan Neville’s poignant documentary chronicles Bourdain’s trajectory from New York chef to celebrated author to beloved globe-trotting TV personality, and tries to shed some light on the mystery of his 2018 suicide at age 61.

“I feel like his death was such an unexpected thing to the public, that there’s just like this cultural rip in the paper for people,” Neville said.

Anthony Bourdain worked for decades in New York restaurant kitchens.
Courtesy of Dmitri Kasterine/Focus Features

“Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain,” from HBO Max and CNN Films and released by Focus Features, examines the brash culinary traveler’s passions and inner struggles and combs through his final months with deeply personal recollections from Bourdain’s friends and family.

Source: Anthony Bourdain documentary: ‘Roadrunner’ dives deep into his restlessness | CNN Travel

Inside the upcoming Orient Express La Dolce Vita train | CNN Travel

By Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN • Published 30th December 2021

All aboard: Renderings of the new Orient Express La Dolce Vita, which will debut in 2023, have just been released.
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(CNN) — The launch of the new Orient Express La Dolce Vita might still be a while off, but it seems as though the highly anticipated service will definitely be worth the wait.

Renderings of the 11-carriage train, which pays homage to the “La Dolce Vita” period of the 1960s, have been unveiled, revealing a plush interior that looks more like a boutique hotel than a railway car.

Orient Express La Dolce Vita is to be made up of six trains, each featuring 12 “deluxe cabins,” 18 suites, an “Honour Suite” and a restaurant carriage offering a “five-star dining experience” including “award-winning Italian wines and exclusive haute cuisine.”

Source: Inside the upcoming Orient Express La Dolce Vita train | CNN Travel