Sarah Lyall on Moving to London
Question: Did you always intend to write a book about the British?
Lyall: I moved there, I met my husband, who’s English, and moved over there and then just kept working for the New York Times where I’d been before. And it just, you know, I’ve lived there for a while, and it just occurred to me it would be kind of interesting to be able to take some of the observations I’d made and move them forward, actually write more about the stuff I was interested in and also break free from the newspaper format and be able to kind of riff on things and swear and use my opinion, which I’m not really allowed to do in the newspaper so much.
Saral Lyall moved to England for love but quickly discovered she could riff on it.
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Turns out pushups are more telling than treadmill tests when it comes to cardiovascular health.
- Men who can perform 40 pushups in one minute are 96 percent less likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who do less than 10.
- The Harvard study focused on over 1,100 firefighters with a median age of 39.
- The exact results might not be applicable to men of other age groups or to women, researchers warn.
Big tech is making its opening moves into the health care scene, but its focus on tech-savvy millennials may miss the mark.
- Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have been busy investing in health care companies, developing new apps, and hiring health professionals for new business ventures.
- Their current focus appears to be on tech-savvy millennials, but the bulk of health care expenditures goes to the elderly.
- Big tech should look to integrating its most promising health care devise, the smartphone, more thoroughly into health care.
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