Saturday, October 15, 2022

Increased risk for all-cause dementia in people who abstain from alcohol.

Fifteen hundred hectares of wooded hills, dotted with atmospheric ruins and almost entirely untouched by the post-industrial world, at the border between Umbria and Tuscany. This is the prima materia with which, in 1994, Antonio Bolza and his son Benedikt embarked on one of central Italy’s most ambitious ongoing rehabilitation projects.

To the Reschio – an Italian country retreat that leaves others for dust

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Reschio – as the estate (run since the early 2000s by Benedikt and his Florentine wife, Nencia Corsini) is known – is many things; all of them are impressive. There’s a collection of impeccably restored, privately owned homes – 26 at last count, 10 of which are available for rentals – with a handful of sites waiting to be claimed and brought back to life. There are Reschio’s land initiatives (Corsini oversees the organic produce gardens and is at work on a self-irrigating set of rice terraces; Bolza handles landscape design; and Reschio’s gamekeeper manages the wild boar and deer populations which, sustainably hunted, provision the estate’s larders). There are its outrageously beautiful scuderie, the stables complete with indoor and outdoor training rings, where Bolza pater schools his Andalucian dressage horses (and where homeowners can take equitation lessons).

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Increased risk for all-cause dementia in people who abstain from alcohol.

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27% is nice, but hardly dramatic.

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Lovely Merseybeat Tune from Hong Kong - [1967 footage, music]
CryptoMuseum: Huge Spy Radio Collection! - [great find]
The Most Beautiful Recent Concept Car? - [cool video]
Did you see the steampunk art by Vadim Voitekhovitch? - [wow art]
My Favorite Radio / TV! - [SONY FX 300 Jackal]
Just a 3D Mansion in Art Nouveau/Belle Epoque Style - [concept art]
Hilarious and Cool Art by BiboX - [wow art]
House of the Century! Indeed - [architecture]
Space Babes by WenJuinn - [somewhat nsfw, scifi art]
Rare Look on Repairs on Moscow Metro Subway - [wow photos]
The Death Of Subculture: Great Series of Articles - [insight]
History of Secret Radio Operations - [fascinating]
The Tallest Buildings (3D Size Comparison) - [wow video]
KDLT-TV 1999ft tower being climbed - [not for the faint-hearted, video]
Strange Ancient Feminine Statues - [Ramappa sculptures]
History (w/pics) of DX Remote Radio Listening - [interesting]
Dino EV Concept is quite handsome - [cool auto]
No cars on this Chinese "Island of Music" (info) - [travel]
Epic Lock Fails - [funny pics]
Union Pacific "Big Boy" Steam Engineinfo - [trains]
1966 Syd Mead Design for a Ford Pickup Truck - [futurism]
This is a HUGE resource of 1800s German Romantic Art - [great find]
Surreal Steampunk Art by John Stephens - [wow art]
Pimped out VW Campervans - [fun pics]
Huge Archive of Golden Age of Radio Publications - [great find]
Alpicool Futuristic Prefab House info - [wow design]
A stunning roll cloud moving over Lake Michigan - [wow video]
Greatest Optical Illusion in awhile - [tiktok video] 
Nissan's 370Zki is something else... - [cool video]
Strange & Cute 1906 Forgotten Silent Film - [cool video]
Playing banjo for a wild fox! He came back for an encore - [fun video]
Turboencabulator! Hilarious Explanation - [fun video]
More of this geek goodness, with charts - [fun video]
Ondrej Havelka' Outstanding Retro Music Video - [fun video]
How Spiritual People Fight (Parody) - [fun video]
Feel-Good Dancing in all its glory - [wow video]