Arts & LifeArt and entertainment commentary plus interviews, book reviews, movie reviews, music reviews, comedy, and visual art. Subscribe to podcasts and follow trends in music, painting, art, architecture, photography, and design.
Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff attends the presentation of his installation The Floating Piers on June 16, 2016, in Sulzano, Italy. He died Sunday at age 84.
Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images
This year my grandfather turned 90 and my family planned to celebrate with a big birthday bash. But then the coronavirus pandemic came. Plans were canceled, and a general anxiety about the health of the older generation exploded all over the world.
Breathing slowly and deeply through the nose is associated with a relaxation response, says James Nestor, author of Breath.As the diaphragm lowers, you're allowing more air into your lungs and your body switches to a more relaxed state.
Sebastian Laulitzki/ Science Photo Library