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LEARNING + TRAVEL: THE SECRETS TO LONG LIFE?

New Survey Reveals Belief that Travel Plus a Passion for Learning are Key

We’ve all heard the theories that exercise, healthy diet and challenging mind games can help a person live longer with greater mental acuity, but it seems that travel (particularly travel with an educational focus) should be added to that list as well. Road Scholar, the nation’s non-profit leader in educational travel for Boomers and beyond, conducted an online national survey of more than 1,000 men and women, age 55 and older, and found that an overwhelming 85 percent of them believe travel actually can help extend their life. As for the main reason for travel, 43 percent said they travel to learn about other cultures and places. In fact, 26 percent described themselves as lifelong learners. In addition, a full 74 percent of respondents said travel was “important” or “very important” as a way to maintain mental acuity. Road Scholar was built on the belief that learning is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life, and a large number of their survey respondents seem to agree.

“We hear over and over how important learning, coupled with a travel component, is in the lives of Road Scholar participants, but it was fascinating to discover that so many of the people surveyed view travel and learning as synergistic, and the best way to learn about the world,” stated Road Scholar’s President and CEO, Jim Moses. “Road Scholar has always focused on learning, and our educational adventures combine the best of both education and travel.”

Of course, the findings also reflect a shift in current thinking about the role of learning in our lives, particularly as we age, noted Moses. “The concept of learning as an age-based activity for children and young adults is being replaced by a philosophy of the benefits of lifelong learning – an approach to learning that is not just school-based, but experiential, social and intellectual and continuing throughout the course of a person’s life. For many, travel is an ideal way to continue learning new things no matter their age,” he said.

“I definitely think that travel enhances and may contribute to longer life,” said Debbie S., a 65-year-old avid traveler who divides her time between Arlington TX and Presque Isle, WI. “It keeps your brain working. It’s also been proven that if you have passions that you tend to live longer.”

Maxine T., a 73-year-old woman from Walnut Creek, CA, agrees in the power of travel, saying “Each trip leaves us hungry for the next adventure so, I guess we’ll have to live a very long time. There sure is a lot of world to see!”

In addition to longevity, the survey asked respondents to list all the ways they keep their brains active and engaged and gave them a list of methods that included reading/book club, crossword puzzles, continuing education classes, travel, museum visits and attending lectures.

Travel was cited more frequently than any other category, by 69 percent of respondents. Reading and book clubs were a close second at 66 percent, followed by crossword puzzles at 49 percent and museum visits at 42 percent.  Continuing education and attending lectures were checked by 36 percent and 31 percent, respectively.

About Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the nation’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. It offers 5,500 programs in 150 countries and 50 states and financial aid for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs. Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the world leader in educational travel since 1975. Learn more at roadscholar.org

Survey Methodology Details

This survey was conducted by Survata, an independent research firm in San Francisco. Survata interviewed 1000 online respondents between April 22, 2019 and April 28, 2019. Respondents were reached across the Survata publisher network, where they take a survey to unlock premium content, like articles and ebooks. Respondents received no cash compensation for their participation. More information on Survata’s methodology can be found at survata.com/methodology.

Chicago’s R&B Ann Marie Releases Pretty Psycho

Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, rising R&B star Ann Marie has released a new body of work; her debut Interscope project titled Pretty Psycho. Clocking in at eleven songs with a superstar feature from Jeremih, Pretty Psycho is the follow up to Ann Marie’s Tripolar 2 project released earlier this year which shot up to #3 on the Apple Music R&B charts. Leading the charge on the album is the silky single “Throw It Back” setting the tone for what fans can expect. It precedes two monster tracks in “My Body” and “Drip” (featuring Jeremih) that reinforces Ann Marie’s signature R&B sound of equal parts grit and sexy. Ann Marie’s brilliance in songwriting is a feature throughout the project but especially so on the emotional “Touch Me” and “Decline” which features fellow Chicago artist Sonta.

Ann Marie|  Pretty Psycho | Track Listing

1. Throw It Back
2. My Body
3. Drip (feat. Jeremih)
4. Karma
5.Sexting
6.Property (feat. Calboy)
7.Lowkey
8. Touch Me
9. In A Minute (feat. Q Money)
10. Main Thing
11. Decline (feat. Sonta)

Ann Marie | Pretty Psycho | eAlbum 

About Ann Marie

Ann Marie hails from Englewood, a neighbourhood on the South Side of Chicago. Releasing consistent bodies of work alongside her collaborative work, the 23 year old steadily built a legion of fans over the past three years. She hit it big with “Handle It,” which came off Tripolar, her third body of work following Unfuckwithable and her self-titled debut Ann Marie. The song went on to rack up over 10 Million plays on Apple Music. 2019 kicked off with a bang for Ann Marie with smash single “Secret,” on follow up project Tripolar 2. The slinky R&B track featured rapper YK Osiris and accumulated over 35 Million views on Youtube in less than 5 months. With her raw storytelling and honey-like tones, Ann Marie began to see her numbers grow. Now based out of Atlanta, the young artist has already accumulated over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube which landed her a spot on the platform’s Foundary Artists list (Youtube’s artist development program). Now celebrating over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music, an additional 450k+ streams on Spotify, Ann Marie has earned her place as one of music’s most intriguing new artists.

Kim Kardashian Fashion Secret Revealed

EVER WONDER HOW KIM KARDASHIAN FINDS HER GO-TO WARDROBE STAPLES? WATCH THIS WEEK ON INSTAGRAM TO FIND OUT!

Kim Kardashian will be sharing her fashion secrets and the different ways she uses ScreenShop every day this week to her 113 million Instagram followers. Follow her and @screenshopit to stay tuned.

Kim Kardashian announces to her followers that they should stay tuned all week long as she shows them her fashion inspiration and the ways she uses ScreenShop to find her perfect look. All week she will show multiple ways users can seamlessly shop their inspiration.

About ScreenShop:

ScreenShopTM is the first mobile app to seamlessly convert any image into a digital fashion store by identifying shoppable items in your photos and building a custom catalogue of similar products. Users can tap any women’s, men’s and now children’s look to seamlessly buy it from an online store. ScreenShop was co-founded by Mark Fishman & Molly Hurwitz, alongside Early Adopter and Advisor Kim Kardashian West.

The ​ScreenShop​ app is free to download for IOS in the App Store and for Android in the Google Play Store. ​www.getscreenshop.com

For more information and affiliate inquiries, please visit: Screenshopit

Link to watch Kim’s video on Screenshop Here

ANNUAL LE DÎNER EN BLANC RETURNS

THE ANNUAL SUMMER EVENT LE DÎNER EN BLANC – CHICAGO RETURNS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017

 

The Legendary Pop-Up Culinary Event, Hosted Annually by over 70 Cities Worldwide,

Celebrates its 6th Edition in the City of Chicago.

 

CHICAGO – A leading summer event in Paris for nearly 30 years, this secret event is well on its way to becoming the summer foodie tradition in Chicago as well. On Thursday, August 24, 2017, Le Dîner en Blanc – Chicago will descend on an undisclosed, stunning public space in our city to revel in Chicago’s burgeoning food and wine scene as the most unique picnic experience in the city and the world.

Each summer hundreds of thousands of people in cities around the world set out for an elegant soirée dressed all in white with their table and chairs, gourmet picnic and place setting for two in celebration of their city, friendship and a magical night under the stars. The evening begins as participants converge at their selected meeting point prior to the main event. From there, they are led by a Dîner en Blanc – Chicago volunteer to an iconic outdoor destination. With the city as a backdrop, guests enjoy music, entertainment, dancing, and new friends throughout the evening. More than 3,000 attended the sold-out 2016 event, and over 3,500 guests are expected to participate in the 2017 edition of Le Dîner en Blanc – Chicago.

“It was the perfect place for our engagement!” exclaimed 2016 attendees Basia Milan and Adrian Ortiz.

“Le Dîner en Blanc – Chicago is first and foremost an event to celebrate our city. With the inspiration of the original Parisian event, we have created an inclusive environment that transcends societal labels and brings people together to experience the heart of Chicago. Every year we are overwhelmed and delighted at the community that has been created, reuniting old friends and creating new ones. We strive to keep this going by bringing people together, giving back to the community and, of course, having a marvelous time doing it!’ state the hosts of the Chicago event” – Roger Hobby, James Wild, Lauren Haras, Annette Dalloo and Jenn Jones.

Invitations occur in three stages. Each invitation is for two people: Phase 1 is for 2016 members who attended the previous year’s event; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase I attendees and; Phase 3 is for guests who register on the waiting list. Sign up now at chicago.dinerenblanc.com/register.

To keep with Le Dîner en Blanc’s unique tradition, guests are asked to observe the following rules:

  • Once confirmed, guests’ participation is essential.
  • Dress code: It’s simple! Elegant, white outfits and accessories – originality encouraged as long as it is stylish and tasteful.
  • Table setting: all white and no disposable place settings!
  • Wine and/or Champagne.  Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.
    • Per venue, City of Chicago and state laws/regulations/ordinances, guests are not allowed to bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy wine or Champagne must reserve a voucher through the e-store. Non-alcoholic beverages welcome.
  • The location is a secret. Guests meet at their selected departure point and are escorted by a Dîner en Blanc – Chicago volunteer to the secret event site.
  • At the end of the evening, guests are required to take all of their belongings, leftovers and garbage, leaving the secret location as pristine as they found out.

    Guests must bring:


    • One table, two white chairs, white tablecloth, and white cloth napkins.
    • A picnic basket with food, proper stemware and white dinnerware.
      • A catered picnic option is available for those who do not wish to pack their own, available for pick-up onsite at the event. Guests wishing to order must purchase a voucher online through the e-store.
    • Valid Driver’s License or State ID are required (all guests must be over 21).

    For full details on the event’s rules and additional tips, please visit chicago.dinerenblanc.com/about.